Worlds 2021 has been a great journey so far, and it goes beyond gameplay: some stats records were already broken, including the number of games per day as eight were sometimes not enough.
We saw a total of six tiebreakers during the group stage, the most we have ever seen throughout a World Championship—and yes, Group D was a big contributor for that.
But that’s not all: Blue/Red side win records, Deaths per game, viewership, and more stats were spicier this year than before.
General stats for Worlds 2021
Let’s first start off with some general tournament statistic
- Total games: 54
- Average kills per game: 27
- Shortest game: T1 vs DetonatioN FocusMe, 19:53
- Longest game: Cloud9 vs Rogue tiebreaker, 54:07
- Biggest bloodbath: Fnatic vs Royal Never Give Up, 54 kills
It may come as a surprise to many, but T1 and Faker weren’t the biggest draw. According to Esports Charts’ rankings, Fnatic were. We could speculate that the problems that they faced as well as the army of Karmine Corp fans following French prodigy Adam contributed to the viewership numbers they had.
— Esports Charts (@EsportsCharts) October 20, 2021
Blue / Red side win rates per region
Some teams were underperforming throughout Worlds and they are pulling the percentages down. However, those stats are an average of all teams from the given region:
|Region||Blue side Win %||Red side win %|
|LEC||50% (5W-5L)||25% (3W-9L)|
|LCK||80% (12W-3L)||66.67% (8W-4L)|
|LPL||38.46% (5W-8L)||64% (9W-5L)|
|LCS||60% (6W-4L)||30% (3W-7L)|
Champion Presence %
*Presence: The champion is either picked or banned during the draft phase
Team and Player Statistics
The parts below are an assortment of team and player stats, some of which might be surprising to those who didn't watch Worlds much during the group stage.
Average deaths per game
|Rank||Team||Deaths per game|
At last, EU is on top, but we are not sure that they chose the right ranking.
To put EU’s feat into perspective, T1 is the last team on this ranking with an astonishingly low score: 4.8 deaths per game.
Average kills per game
|Rank||Team||Kills per game|
|1||Royal Never Give Up||18.7|
|3||Hanwha Life Esports||16.9|
Average gold differential at 15 minutes
|3||Hanwha Life Esports||+1238|
|4||Royal Never Give Up||+1020|
On the other hand, LCK teams seem to target the right stats with huge early game leads.
Highest Damage Per Minute player scores
|1||Khan (DWG KIA, Top lane)||608|
|2||Chovy (Hanwha Life Esports, Mid lane)||596|
|3||Deft (Hanwha Life Esports, AD carry)||567|
|4||Canna (T1, Top lane)||562|
|5||Hanabi (PSG Esports, Top lane)||560|
Average CS differential at 15 minutes
* The difference in minions killed between the player and his enemy at a certain stage of the game
|1||Chovy (Hanwha Life Esports, Mid lane)||+32|
|2||Bwipo (Fnatic, Jungle)||+26|
|3||Xiaohu (Royal Never Give Up, Top lane)||+24|
|4||Khan (DWG KIA, Top lane)||+22|
|5||Flandre (EDward Gaming, Top lane)||+16|