Twitter have announced they have partnered with Riot Games’ Oceania division which will see the League of Legends: League of Origin tournament be livestreamed on the site. The event will take place from the ESL Studios in Sydney Australia from June 3-4.
Olly Wilton, Head of Sports at Twitter Australia, released the following statement..
“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. 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.”
Riot Games’ Head of Esports Oceania, Daniel Ringland, also stated…
“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. The live stream 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.”
League of Origin will feature players from Victoria, New Zealand, New South Wales, and Queensland.