Riot Plans English Broadcast of Chinese Competitive League of Legends

It was only a matter of time before the Chinese League of Legends scene would be picked up in the US, after placing second in the last two World Championships, having a team move from China to compete in the US domestic scene, and having an influx of players move from Korea to China.

Meanwhile, fan-created and fan-run group LPLen, which had originally been casting an English version of the LPL (Tencent LoL Pro League) on Twitch, will now be shut down. They had been pursuing an agreement with Tencent to create an official English broadcast of the tournaments, something that is no longer possible with the agreement between Riot and Tencent. According to the Daily Dot, “Riot has yet to offer any an opportunity to continue their work alongside the official Riot broadcast.”

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