Twitter today announced that it has partnered with leading video game publisher, and eSports tournament organizer Riot Games Oceania to live stream the inaugural League of Legends: League of Origin tournament globally on Twitter and connected devices. League of Legends has over 100 million active players every month and is one of the most popular video games currently being sold.
The tournament is taking place June 3-4 and will be streamed live from ESL Studios in Sydney, Australia, League of Legends: League of Origin will feature an array of esports stars representing New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. For two days they will clash head-on in intense League of Legends matches, where only one region can emerge victorious.
“Esports is growing at a rapid pace in Australia and globally, and this collaboration is a great way to tap into the engaged audience of gamers that are already using Twitter as a primary source of content,” said Olly Wilton, Head of Sports at Twitter Australia. “By partnering with leading esports competitions like League of Origin, we look forward to bringing the best of esports live video and conversation together on Twitter.”
“Twitter is one of the most engaging platforms for fans of the OPL and OCS esports leagues, so it made sense to team up for League of Origin,” said Daniel Ringland, Head of Esports at Riot Games Oceania. “The livestream on Twitter will be a shortcut for fans in Oceania and around the world, as they can both watch and engage on the platform at the same time.”
The live content on Twitter, which is set to begin on June 3, will be available globally at Leagueoflegends.twitter.com.