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League of Legends Worlds moved to Europe

Riot Games has announced that the 2021 League of Legends World Championship will be moved from China to Europe. The event informally known as Worlds was scheduled to be hosted in China for the second consecutive year but the company has decided to move due to Covid-19 concerns. In a video update on YouTube, Riot’s […]

Riot Games launches Valorant Champions Tour esports tournament

League of Legends maker Riot Games has announced the first official esports tournament for its fledgling title Valorant. Announcing the launch of The Champions Tour, Riot’s senior director of esports Whalen ‘Magus’ Rozelle said that the series will “launch Valorant into a global esport” and that there will be an expanded competition calendar spread across […]

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. […]