Yes, it's well established that LINE Webtoons has a much larger readership.
Their app is estimated to have 10M to 50M installs.
Their app is the #1 comics app.
Their app is ranked #238 in the world by usage. For perspective, Pokemon GO is #106.
Their desktop site received 26.45M views last month.
The app is estimated to have 500K to 1M installs.
The app is unranked in comics. It's ranked in books instead as #156.
Their app is ranked #2054 in the world by usage.
The desktop site received 9.86M views last month.
So yeah, LINE Webtoons is bigger. So is Hiveworks, but good luck getting in.
We're glad that Tapas is around. Competition is good. If LINE Webtoons was the only platform out there, then it would probably not treat its creators very well because it would be "our way or the highway".
Remember that LINE Webtoons has spent millions on marketing. Tapas has spent very little on marketing, yet it grew 100% in 14 months.
One of our artists has a larger following on Tapas (4.8K subs) vs. LINE (3.4K), so actually LINE isn't the better of the two for everyone across the board.