League of Legends powers up digital sports

 
Last year’s LoL world championship drew nearly 100 million viewers, nearing this year’s US Super Bowl
 


 

Needham promoted to LoL eSports global head

Accelerating the evolution of League of Legends into one of the leading sports and entertainment properties in the world

“We are currently in the middle of our ninth season with League of Legends esports, and when we look at the timelines under which traditional sports have evolved, over many decades if not centuries, we’re extremely bullish on what we’re creating,” newly appointed global chief John Needham said in a news release.

 

League of Legends

“At Riot Games, we believe that we’re well ahead of the curve and that esports are still only in their infancy.

“With player experience guiding us as it does all of Riot, we are building a global, sustainable ecosystem for players, teams, partners, and fans alike. We’re honored to be considered leaders in the esports space and believe it’s part of our responsibility to help shepherd it forward by investing in the right ideas, events and structure to help this sport reach its full potential.”

 

Goldman Sachs estimates the monthly size of competitive esports gamers,
167 million as of year-end 2018, will hit 276 million by 2022

 

 

 


 

League of Legends World Championship

 

League of Legends World Championship

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

G2 Esports

 

G2 Esports

 

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

 

Team Liquid

 

Overwatch League
ESL

 

Cloud9

 

Fnatic

 

Team SoloMid
Team SoloMid

 

The International
The International

 

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment

 

OpTic Gaming
OpTic Gaming

 

Echo Fox
Echo Fox

 

100 Thieves
100 Thieves

 

Counter Logic Gaming
Counter Logic Gaming

 

Team Envy
Team Envy

 

Immortals
Immortals

 

Dignitas
Evil Geniuses
Complexity Gaming

 

Activision Blizzard

 

FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan

 

NRG Esports
NRG Esports

 

Major League Gaming

 

Tencent

 

League of Legends Pro League

 

NewBee

 

Virtus.pro

 

Splyce

 

Call of Duty World League

 

Team Secret

 

World Esports Association

 

Natus Vincere

 

Ninjas in Pyjamas
Ninjas in Pyjamas

 

Luminosity Gaming

 

DreamHack

 

LGD Gaming

 

Mousesports

 

International Esports Federation

 

Renegades

 

British Esports Association

 

Invictus Gaming

 

Misfits Gaming

 

Tempo Storm
Tempo Storm

 

League of Legends European Championship

 

League of Legends Champions Korea

 


 

Via www.DigiSports.net