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League of Legends passes 1 million downloads

Riot Games' online title played by 150,000 daily

Free-to-play online game League of Legends has hit the one million downloads milestone in Europe and the US, three months after launch.

Developed by Riot Games, the game boasts 150,000 daily players who between them have clocked up 18 million hours of play time.

"The passion of our more than 1 million-member League of Legends community and their positive support has driven the recognition from media and the videogame industry," said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games.

"This recognition and Riot Games’ ability to deliver high quality online free-to-play games serves as tremendous momentum as we expand the game globally in 2010."

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