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Everything you need to know about League of Legend’s Watch Rewards program

Published: 10/Jan/2019 20:20 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 20:54

by Alan Bernal

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Riot Games have announced the return of Watch Missions that saw numerous fans earning in-game rewards as they cheered on League of Legends pros battling it out during Worlds, but the company is looking to expand the program in 2019.

Riot Games first introduced the Esports Watch Rewards on September 10, and are now looking to make good on their promise of expanding their offering by opening the project to regular season games for various leagues around the world.

In a blog post, the company announced that esports viewers can start earning Icons, Emotes, XP and Blue Essence for watching Spring Split games starting January 11 with the CBLOL in Brazil, but players will have to follow a simple setup to start earning rewards.

Riot GamesA sample of what viewers can expect to see as they track their own mission progress.

The program will cover seven leagues around the world including CBLOL (Brazil), ELC (EU), OPL (Oceania), LLA (Latin America), LJL (Japan), SAMPiYONLUK LiGi (Turkey), and the LCS (North America).

To get in on the fun, players will have to visit Riot’s viewing client, and opt-in to the reward program by signing into their League account.

Moreover, the program will only reward those who watch at least 10 minutes of a live game or VoD on the embedded YouTube or Twitch streams on the watch.lolesports.com site.

Riot GamesThe starting dates for the Watch Missions by league, however all missions end on April 23.

The company said they hope to grow the program as Riot collects suggestions and feedback from the community, as fans surely will notice the omission of the LCK and LPL from the eligible leagues.

The Spring Split Watch Missions will end on April 23, giving fans three months to binge pro games to earn progress through the various missions that should pop up.

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BBC creating LEC documentary following EXCEL, narrated by Cillian Murphy

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:02 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 11:06

by Adam Fitch

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Major British broadcasting company BBC are set to release a five-part documentary following UK esports organization EXCEL ESPORTS.

The series, named ‘Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS,’ follows the org’s team in the European League of Legends competition LEC throughout the 2020 Spring Split.

The documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy, an actor who’s been nominated for awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer in early 2021.

In 2020’s Spring Split, EXCEL finished in seventh place — narrowly missing out on a spot in the playoffs with a record of seven wins and 11 losses.

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Dele Alli recently joined the growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene by partnering with EXCEL.

The description for the upcoming documentary will shed light on the “deep-rooted” reasons that the players compete as they are “navigating the growing pains of adulting, living away from home, love, new friendships, and fame.”

November 2020 was a busy month for the organization, not only changing their logo and ethos to represent “The Power of Better” but announcing that Tottenham Hotspur and England national footballer Dele Alli had joined as their first global ambassador.

Dexerto spoke with CEO Wouter Sleijffers at the time of the announcements to understand the need for change and what the future of EXCEL looks like.

“My sons love gaming,” said Cillian Murphy. “When I showed them the trailer for this, they said I had to do it. Being involved in Fight For First has been a great experience and there is so much more to professional gaming than I ever thought. It has opened up a whole new world to me and this series provides a proper insight into a fascinating, global industry.”

BBC picked up more esports programming just in November, acquiring the rights to broadcast Counter-Strike competition BLAST Premier for the remainder of the 2020 season. In 2020 alone, the media giant has also shown Rocket League and sim racing.