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How to get League of Legends esports drops: Rewards, release date, more

Published: 4/Jun/2020 17:57

by Jacob Hale

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Riot Games have officially announced that they will be bringing drops to League of Legends esports streams, and we’ve got all the information you need to start raking them in.

Many top games and esport titles now are offering drops for watching their streams: the Call of Duty League recently announced that in-game cosmetics would become available for viewers, while CS:GO fans will regularly tune in to Major tournaments to see if they get lucky with their random drops.

Now, though, Riot are bringing random drops to the Rift, with viewers able to collect their earnings simply by watching matches.

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Drops are officially coming to League of Legends esports streams.

It’s not quite as easy as it sounds, though and there are a few steps to complete before you’re eligible to win.

That said, you can earn rewards regardless of which region or server you play in, so it is open to everyone, according to the company’s official post.

How to earn League of Legends esports drops

When specific moments occur during a match, such as Baron steals, pentakills, or a series going to the final game, some of them will be celebrated with a Drop.

Here’s how to make sure you can get drops whenever something monumental occurs:

  1. Log in to watch.lolesports.com with your League of Legends account and, on the Rewards page, opt-in to receive rewards and drops.
  2. If a Drop is triggered by an in-game moment, a notification will appear on-screen. To claim the Drop, you can click the on-screen notification or visit the drop page anytime afterward.
  3. To see what Drops and third party rewards you’ve earned, head to the Drops tab on your Profile page.

Be warned, though, that at launch, you will only be able to earn drops from live matches, though Riot hopes to develop their offering as time goes on.

What can you earn from League of Legends drops?

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Clash tickets will be one of the rewards available in drops.

While they didn’t go into extensive specifics, Riot did hint at the type of things players can earn when tuning in to the live streams. It’s worth noting that it was implied there could be more to come, but here’s what is confirmed so far:

  • Skin shards
  • Chromas
  • Prestige Points
  • Clash tickets

As mentioned, the post itself seemed to be a little ambiguous and open-ended in this regard, so don’t be surprised to see more added to this list after drops are officially launched.

Drops will begin to occur during the third week of the Summer Split for LCS and LEC, and it’s not yet clear whether this will expand to other leagues such as LCK or LPL just yet.

For now, make sure you’re ready to go for when the Summer Split officially starts by following the steps above, and hopefully luck will be in your favor!

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.