LCS makes tweaks to watch parties for the 2023 season
Fans will get to watch every LCS match via their favorite Twitch and YouTube creators.
The LCS watch parties have been around since 2021. Fans have watched their favorite League of Legends content creators live-view the LCS games while adding their own take to the production. Now, Riot Games is acting on the feedback that has come in droves from the LCS community.
The LCS formed the LCS Watch Party Program which at the time featured some of the biggest League of Legends streamers such as Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng, Zachary 'Sneaky' Scuderi and William 'Meteos' Hartman. The trio produced countless hours of hilarious content as they often live-streamed their LCS watch parties together.
LCS Watch Party Program to see expansion for Spring Split
Sykkuno, Yiliang "Peter" "Doublelift" Peng, Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang and Masayoshi are seen at the League of Legends World Championship Finals on November 5, 2022 in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
LoL Esports has announced that the LCS Watch Party Program will expand to the larger League of Legends community. This means no longer the crème de la crème will receive this exclusive honor. League of Legends content creators will get to apply to stream their own LCS viewing experience.
The LCS has also confirmed that approved content creators will be able to co-stream every LCS game. For 2022, the LCS came under heavy criticism for pulling back the amount of games creators were allowed to stream. In 2022, content creators were only allowed to stream the LCS Lock-in tournament, regular season super weeks and the playoffs.
This criticism was enhanced by the limited 'availability' with only the top content creators being allowed to co-stream the actual games. Meaning smaller League of Legends content creators were left out in the cold.
Content creators looking to apply can do so by clicking this link. Please note, for guaranteed access to week one, applications must be submitted no later than 10:00 pm PT on January 18.
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