Riot Games, the developer behind the popular multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends (LoL) is trying out Spanish co-streams with #KOI and Team Heretics. The trial period is set to take place during the League of Legends European Championship (#LEC).
Co-streaming is the act of streaming a live event, such as a gaming tournament, and providing your own commentary or analysis alongside it. Co-streaming has become increasingly popular in the world of Esports, as it allows viewers to hear different perspectives and opinions on the action. Riot Games has been a vocal proponent of co-streaming and has encouraged its partners to try it out.
The Spanish co-streams for LEC are being provided by KOI and Team Heretics, two esports organizations that are well-known in the Spanish gaming scene. KOI is an organization that focuses on the Spanish-speaking community, while Team Heretics is a Spanish esports organization that has teams in several different games, including LoL.
The co-streams will be available on Twitch, which is the primary streaming platform for LEC. Riot Games has been working to make its games more accessible to a wider audience, and co-streaming is one way to achieve that goal. By allowing different voices to provide commentary on its events, Riot Games is able to engage with a broader range of viewers.
In addition to the LEC co-streams, Riot Games is also gearing up for the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2023, which is one of the biggest events on the LoL calendar. MSI is set to take place on May 2, and it will feature some of the best teams from around the world. The tournament is held annually and features teams from North America, Europe, China, Korea, and other regions.
MSI is considered a major event in the LoL esports scene, and it is often used as a barometer to gauge the strength of different regions. The tournament features a group stage followed by knockout rounds, and the winner is crowned the MSI champion. Last year’s MSI was won by the Chinese team Royal Never Give Up, who defeated the Korean team DWG KIA in the final.
MSI 2023 will be hosted at Copperbox, one of the sports venues built for the 2012 London Olympics. Since the Olympics, Copperbox has become a popular venue for esports events and has hosted several major tournaments, including last year’s Rocket League Championship Series Spring Major.
Esports has become a rapidly growing industry, and events like LEC and MSI are evidence of that growth. According to Newzoo, a market research firm that specializes in gaming and esports, the global esports market is expected to reach $1.08 billion in revenue in 2021. The firm predicts that the industry will continue to grow, with revenues expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2024.
One of the reasons for the growth of esports is the increasing popularity of games like LoL. The game has a massive player base, with over 115 million monthly active players, and it has a dedicated fanbase that follows the competitive scene closely. In addition to LoL, other games like Dota 2, Fortnite, and FIFA have also gained significant popularity as esports titles.
The rise of esports has led to a proliferation of esports tournaments and leagues around the world. These events attract millions of viewers, and top players can earn millions of dollars in prize money. For example, the Fortnite World Cup in 2019 had a prize pool of $30 million, and the International, the premier Dota 2 tournament, had a prize pool of $40 million in 2019.
In addition to hosting the Rocket League Championship Series Spring Major, the Copperbox has also played host to other major esports events. For example, the venue was home to the European League of Legends Championship Series (LEC) Summer Finals in 2019, which saw G2 Esports emerge as champions.
The LEC, which is Europe’s top professional League of Legends league, has recently been experimenting with Spanish co-streams in an effort to better engage with fans in Spain. KOI and Team Heretics are two organizations that have been selected by Riot Games to trial these co-streams during the 2023 LEC season. The move is part of Riot Games’ efforts to expand the reach of the LEC, and to provide fans with a more personalized viewing experience.
The LEC is not the only esports league that is looking to expand its reach. Many other leagues and tournament organizers are also looking to increase their global footprint, and to attract new fans from different regions. This is particularly true in regions such as Asia, where esports has seen explosive growth in recent years.
One event that is sure to attract a global audience is the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2023. The MSI is an annual international tournament organized by Riot Games, which brings together the top teams from various regional leagues to compete for the MSI championship. The 2022 MSI was won by the Chinese team, Royal Never Give Up, who defeated the Korean team, DWG KIA, in the finals.
The 2023 MSI is set to take place on May 2nd, and will feature the top teams from around the world. The event is a major opportunity for teams to prove themselves on the international stage, and to showcase their skills to a global audience. The tournament is also a chance for Riot Games to showcase the latest changes and updates to the game, as well as to promote the league to new fans around the world.
Overall, the esports industry is continuing to grow at an impressive rate, with more events and tournaments taking place every year. Whether you’re a fan of League of Legends, Dota 2, Fortnite, or any other game, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and to experience the excitement of competitive gaming. With so many new players and teams emerging all the time, and with the continued support of major brands and sponsors, the future of esports looks brighter than ever.