League of Legends


League of Legends top of the pile in 2019 esports report

League of Legends has proved to be the top esports game of 2019, with users around the world watching more than 475 million hours of competitive play. According to the Viewership Statistics of 2019 Esports & Streaming report from Esports Charts, the game proved to be the most popular title with almost double the audience […]

Riot partners with Nielsen for esports monitoring

Games publisher Riot has announced a partnership with Nielsen to better value the exposure of its sponsors and advertisers at League of Legends events. The companies confirmed that Nielsen will evaluate the League of Legends Championship Series in North America and the League of Legends European Championship, along with a select group of regional leagues […]

ESPN ramps up esports focus as Riot appoints new LoL esports global head

Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN has announced the launch of EXP, an esports event series. The company said that EXP competitions will be a mix of professional, collegiate and pro-am formats, with multiple game IP and genres featured across the series. Live event distribution will be via multiple digital platforms including the ESPN app, and a […]

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. […]

MTS enters eSports world with Gambit acquisition

Russian service provider MTS has entered the rapidly growing eSports market by acquiring leading eSports team group Gambit Esports. MTS has acquired Praliss Enterprises, which manages Gambit Esports. The latter unites four teams of eSports players – with 16 players in total – that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2 and […]

Cable Congress: eSports fastest growing phenomenon in sports

The rise of eSports has been the fastest-growing phenomenon ever in sports broadcasting but traditional broadcasters may struggle to tap into this market, Cable Congress attendees heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel titled ‘the future of sports content’, Mike Moriarty, managing director, AMC Networks International – Central Europe, Digital Media Center and UK – described […]