2023 LCS Summer split sees huge viewership drop compared to Spring

After the turmoil of the LCSPA players’ walkout, the 2023 LCS Summer Split finally began on June 14. While fans of the North American competition can peacefully enjoy their favorite teams competing, the viewership numbers are far from satisfying.

The first match of the 2023 LCS Summer Split between last split’s champions Cloud9 and runner-ups Golden Guardians recorded only 77,000 peak viewers, according to Esports Charts’ tweet from June 15 (although, their website claims 82,874 peak viewers). Either way, that’s around 100,000 fewer than the first match of the 2023 LCS Spring Split, which saw C9 face 100 Thieves.