Fans and e-sports followers get another way to watch their favorite NA LCS teams
With the NA LCS right behind the corner, Riot is getting ready for a brand new streaming service that will reach new audiences. In a multi year deal signed between Riot Games and ESPN+ that will start from this summer, Riot allowed the sport media conglomerate to expand their services to e-sports.
This agreement will not interfere with the already existing platforms that streamed the previous NA LCS splits, such as Twitch and YouTube. However, unlike these two streaming providers, the ESPN+ will be subscription based. The subscription fee will be $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Even though this is not that expensive for a media sport service, it is unclear how this ESPN plans to compete with the already existing streaming services that are free of charge and available to everyone.
The Summer Split of the NA League Championship Series will start on June 16
The Summer Split is scheduled to kick off in the middle of June. Once again, we will see the format of Bo1 every Saturday and Sunday that was introduced during the last Split. Same as last Split, 10 teams will compete for the title of the North American League. The champion of the Split will directly qualify for this years World Championship Series. The rest of the teams will gather accumulative points, which translate in spots in the World Championship.
For more information on the upcoming Summer Split, follow this link to the official lolesports website.