Riot: League of Legends Championship Series Players Cannot Stream Other Games

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  1. Gahars
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    And what games are banned specifically? Well, the list ranges from Dota 2 and Smite (okay, other MOBAs) to pretty much anything Blizzard (Maybe for the eSports connection?) to Warhammer Online (...A game that doesn't exist anymore) to online poker games (Gambling is bad, I guess?) to... Fat Princess.

    I give up. The full list is below.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Sorry, Riot, but no matter how much you try to push your idea of eSports... well, let's just say you're out of your League.
     
  2. Arras

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    Fat Princess is kind of similar to MOBA's, I guess? Also gambling seems to be banned for the same reason as tobacco, firearms and stuff like that, which sort of makes sense. It seems that they're banned from playing anything remotely moba-ish.
     
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    This is a big bummer for the happy few out there that are actually Challenger and have queue times of easily 15 minutes. When they have a queue like that currently, they mostly play Hearthstone, while their channel says 'playing League of Legends' . Hearthstone basically got MASSIVE exposure this way, riding on the back of LoL's success.
    LoL has been the most viewed Twitch game for as long as I know, it's simply ridiculous, and when half of the pro streamers aren't actually playing LoL, of course Riot isn't happy about that.

    It's a strict contract, but understandable. If they want to play any of those games, just do it off stream. Still, what those players will do during those queue times, that is now the real question....
     
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    Me being not so familiar with League of Legends and tournaments and shit, I totally thought the title meant that people were rioting at a LoL tournament :lol: Then I looked into the thread and was disappoint :(
     
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    TotalBiscuit's opinion on this matter, he's a pretty famous eSports commentator/person;

     
  6. joelv6

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    same goes for me lol get it haha anywho that sucks oh well
     
  7. DSGamer64

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    Better to play other games then to start looking at pr0nz and fapping :P
     
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    Windows Solitaire? :D
     
  9. Satangel

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    Well....

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I'm sure they'll find something new, or maybe they'll negotiate with Riot to make this contact less strict.
     
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    During Dreamhack CSGO set a new record, first time most viewed Twitch game. Although League has 1-2 Million players, CSGO only had 93k (new record) during the biggest tournament in CS history, as well as that the game was on sale for $3.