Recent leaks reveal that Riot is making a streaming platform specifically for League of Legends competitive.
League of Legends is a very popular game. And one of the most important parts of this game is the competitive scene.
Since the release of the game, there has been a professional League of Legends scene. In those events, people can watch the best players dominate. Fans can watch these events from either a physical stage or online video and streaming platforms.
For years, Riot has been broadcasting pro matches through YouTube and Twitch. Moreover, depending on regions and languages, there are other platforms that they broadcast on, like Bilibili, Trovo, Huya, etc. But as a central hub, players can watch these matches from LoL Esports.
Through LoL Esports, players can watch the pro matches from one website. Moreover, they can select the preferred language and streaming platform. But the matches are not directly broadcasted on the website. Instead, players can pick their preferred platforms, and the website will show the embedded stream of the tournament. So, the fans are still watching the stream from the other platforms. However, by watching the stream from LoL Esports, fans can see the current stats, runes, and build of the players directly from the website. Furthermore, players can also get some free in-game rewards from just watching the stream from the official LoL Esports website.
Recently, Riot Games posted a new survey. And in that survey, it was revealed that Riot has been revamping the LoL Esports site by trying to turn it into a proper streaming platform.
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League of Legends Streaming Platform
In that survey, Riot did say that this new content might not not be coming out in the future. But even so, here’s every new addition that we know of.
While the website will look similar to the current LoL Esports site, on the left, we will have a new chat bar similar to what we see on YouTube or Twitch. Moreover, we can also use custom emotes as well.
While we won’t have a custom avatar like Twitch or YouTube, we can still pick some avatars from the website, which are various versions of Poros or little legends from Teamfight Tactics. We can also customize the Poro or Little Legends with custom headgear, facewear, etc.
You can also post a signboard in the chat, which you can create using some background, text, and emotes from the website.
While these features are well-liked by the fans, there were things that were not liked by fans and that were monetized emotes and avatars. In the survey, Riot showed some emotes and avatar costumes, and they asked how much fans would pay for these. Even though it is still not confirmed that these would be paid, fans were still nonetheless disappointed.
As for when we are getting this new streaming platform, we are not getting it any time soon. However, having a built-in chat system on the LoL Esports website is still an amazing idea. Moreover, if it does end up being a success, then we can expect a similar treatment for Riot’s other games like Valorant, TFT, Wild Rift, or LoR.