We have known for a while that League’s popularity in Korea has been exploding. Already we have seen League of Legends surpass Starcraft Brood War. However, it has just hit a much more major milestone, becoming the #1 most played game in Korean PC bangs.
As anyone who follows E-sports knows, Korea is seen as the original, and still the largest center for e-sports globally. The OGN tournament was seen as a sign that Korea was interested in making League of Legends into a more competitive e-sport. This in combination with League of Legends becoming the most popular game in Korea, could be the combination of popularity and competitive interest that a game needs to become the next Brood War. Hopefully this is just another sign that League of Legends is going to continue growing larger and larger as a highly competitive e-sport.
Statistical Ranking (based on time time played in PC bangs)
League of Legends: 13.91%
Sudden Attack: 10.17%
Source (translated): http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ko&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gametrics.com%2F