Riot Games, the developers of the immensely popular MOBA, League of Legends, has made their road map for the current competitive scene and plans for LoL Esports...
Jan 29, 2019
Riot Games, the developers of the immensely popular MOBA, League of Legends, has made their road map for the current competitive scene and plans for LoL Esports down the line available. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that Riot Games plans on increasing support and funding for the game’s lower tiers. In particular, Riot Games want to focus more on developing the game’s amateur, semi-pro and collegiate leagues. While announcing the location for the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, the California-based game developers made their intentions going forward very clear. Riot Games wants to have players involved as soon as possible – especially during their university years. In addition to their plan to add more college conferences, they will also extend help to players by allowing them to Scouting Grounds. This is a bootcamp where some of the top solo queue players will scouted by professional teams and their coaches. Riot Games has done a fairly good job at providing support for students still in high school or university. In their post, Riot Games’ current moves is part of their campaign to provide opportunities for amateur players to get a better shot at playing for professional teams. According to Whalen Rozelle, the director for esports at Riot Games, the only way League of Legends becomes a “multi-generational sport” is to make sure that the amateurs of today “have the resources and opportunities to succeed tomorrow.”In addition, Riot Games plans on focusing more effort into improving Europe’s regional league system, which is widely considered one of the best semi-professional scenes in League of Legends. The semi-professional league in Europe has produced some of the best players in the world. Because of this, Riot thinks that the semi-professional league is capable of providing the newly-minted LoL European Championship, otherwise known as the LEC, will a steady influx of new talent and hopeful superstars. Riot’s latest play helps ensure that League of Legends remains a successful esport in the years to come.