League Of Legends dev Riot Games bans pro players from streaming rival games
Riot Games has issued a new contract to League Of Legends pro teams banning them from streaming rival eSports games.
The new terms ban professional League Of Legends players from streaming rival games such as DoTA 2, StarCraft II and, bizarrely, Fat Princess. While the terms cover streaming during pro series it also bans the streaming of rival services out of season.
Riot's Whalen Rozelle stated on Reddit, "We say this all the time: we want League of Legends to be a legitimate sport. There are some cool things that come from that (salaried professional athletes, legitimate revenue streams, visas, Staples Center), but there's also a lot of structural work that needs to be done to ensure a true professional setting.”
The details of the new contract were uncovered by OnGamers who have published the relevant sections.
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