Riot Games CEO Brandon Beck gives us the scoop on Season 3 Championships!Posted 10:28 am on Monday, August 6th, 2012 by Adam "Kharakov" Kharatian
As stated in the interview recently conducted by Forbes, Riot has some huge plans for season three of League of Legends Championships, including a permanent home for future broadcasted tournaments! Personally, I am thrilled to see how this will impact the USA’s E-sports scene. This will become the State’s first arena dedicated to esports gaming.
“Will those places be built for live audiences, or is it more to stream the action?
They’re going to be built for live audiences. The streams get massive viewership, so the broadcast is the central component,
but the sport is way more fun when there’s a backdrop of live fans.
We’re very intent on making sure the venues feature different live audiences every time.
Is this new design to help alleviate travel schedules for the pro gamers?
Yeah. This will help solve that issue. First of all, the broadcast schedule will be published at the beginning of each part of the season, with regular season matches three times a week. This will be better for the pros, but it will be a better viewing experience, too. For Championship Series teams, there will likely be a bit less travel, and it will be far more predictable. There’s going to be some tournaments that are showcases all around the world that pro teams will be invited to. The majority of their events are going to be in this format. They will help contain travel a bit.”
Brandon also answers some questions on how the process of production happens behind Riot’s walls that includes a “Thunderdome” process which vaguely resembles a science fair. Read the full interview at Forbes.com
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