League of Legends is close to catching up with Overwatch for the first time since June in Korean PC Bangs.
According to a report from This is Game, Overwatch has been on a steady decline in play percentages since Tuesday, as League of Legends has been on the ascent since Thursday. The report uses data from Korean PC Bang data website Game Tricks, which showed that as of Monday, though still second, League is now within 1 percent of Overwatch.
Since it’s release in May, Overwatch has taken a chunk out of League of Legends’ reign as the most popular game at PC Bangs. Overwatch has topped the play percentage tables for nine weeks running. Although the weekly averages show that Overwatch still has a healthy lead over League, the past week has shown a slight resurgence for League of Legends. It’s worth noting the lack of paywall at PC Bangs has definitely aided the the popularity of Overwatch, but that should not take away from the game’s overall rise.
That would suggest, then, that League of Legends has a two-week period to perhaps overtake Overwatch as the No. 1 game in PC Bangs. If the past two months are any indication, however, Overwatch will reclaim its spot when Season 2 of competitive play begins.
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