PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds overtakes League of Legends as the most played game at Korean PC bangs

By Sherif Saed
19 October 2017 08:42 GMT

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now being played more than League of Legends, and Overwatch at Korean internet cafes.

Battlegrounds reached the new milestone recently, and it now dominates with the biggest share, at 24.28%. League of Legends is close behind at 23.62%, followed by Overwatch at 13.73%.

The information comes from Korean tracking site Gametrics (via Inven). This is not unusual for Korean PC bangs. Competitive games often climb to the top early in their lifetimes. Overwatch did the same thing in June last year, and it’s likely PUBG will drop below League of Legends once interest has waned.


Still, it’d be interesting to see how long it can hold the spot. So far, PUBG broke records we didn’t think were possible in sales and player numbers, so we’re not going to put it past it to keep that spot for a while. This is also cause for celebration in Korea since the top few spots haven’t been dominated by a Korean-made game in a while.

In recent PUBG news, developer Bluehole said that the game will no longer get any live patches until the release of 1.0 later this year.

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