Sydney, Australia / San Francisco, US, May 30 — Riot Games is working together with Twitter to stream live from an eSports tournament in Australia to gamers all over the world. On the 3rd and 4th of June, 2017, League of Legends (LoL) gamers from the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) and Oceanic Challenger Series (OCS) will compete in the ESL Studios in Sydney.
They call it League of Legends: League of Origin and the tournament organizer is Riot Games Oceania. They will stream a video feed for two days and 16 hours with live programming. Gamers and eSports enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to easily watch the event live on Twitter and tweet their comments about it as they watch.
How to join?
All you need to do is to open the link leagueoflegends.twitter.com and enjoy. People tuning in can also use hashtags in tweets to show their support to their favorite teams along with special emoji that are displayed automatically next to the hashtag. The event hashtag is #LoLOrigin and the teams can be mentioned via #NSWWIN, #NZWIN, #QLDWIN and #VICWIN.
“Esports is growing at a rapid pace in Australia and globally, and this collaboration is a great way to tap into the engaged audience of gamers that are already using Twitter as a primary source of content,” said Olly Wilton, Head of Sports at Twitter Australia. “By partnering with leading eSports competitions like League of Origin, we look forward to bringing the best of eSports live video and conversation together on Twitter.”
“Twitter is one of the most engaging platforms for fans of the OPL and OCS eSports leagues, so it made sense to team up for League of Origin,” said Daniel Ringland, Head of eSports at Riot Games Oceania. “The live stream on Twitter will be a shortcut for fans in Oceania and around the world, as they can both watch and engage on the platform at the same time.”
About Riot Games
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. Riot’s mission is to be the most player-focused company in the world.
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