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Riot Games launches subscription OTT platform

Games publisher Riot Games has launched a premium OTT streaming service for its popular League of Legends esports tournament called Pro View.

The platform is divided between the the North American League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) and League European Championship (LEC). Regional access runs at €14.99, with access to both tournaments costing €19.99. Riot says that all revenue made from Pro View will be shared with the competing teams.

Viewers will still be able to watch the tournaments for free across various streaming platforms, albeit with the technological advancements that League of Legends Pro View offers.

One key feature is the ability to simulcast up to four synchronised streams in order to follow individual players during matches. Pro View also grants access to a timeline of key moments in matches.

In a statement, the company said: “Our goal is to create a holistic viewing experience that’s optimised for League of Legends esports while still allowing fans to watch on the streaming platform of their choice.”