Riot Games revokes their ban on pro League Of Legends players streaming rival games
Riot Games has decided to reverse their policy on pro League Of Legends players streaming rival games.
It emerged last week that their new pro gamer contract prohibited League Of Legend pros from streaming games of StarCraft II, Dota 2 and even Fat Princess even in the off season.
Riot Games released a statement saying, "There's been a ton of discussion around our LCS team contracts, which stipulated active LCS players couldn't stream a variety of other games. First, background on why we did this: there've been instances of other game studios trying to buy access to League fans by using (or trying to use) LCS teams/players to promote their competing games on stream.”
It went on, "The way we chose to deal with this was clearly an overreach. It hit our goal of preventing companies from advertising through LCS players, but it also encroached on pros' ability to have fun and entertain viewers during long Challenger queues - and we realize that's not cool.”
"After reading all of your comments and having a LOT of internal debate over the last 24 hours,” Riot concluded, “we're going to be changing the LCS team requirement to something that more closely matches our intent. While under contract to the LCS, teams and players can't accept sponsorship from other game companies to promote other titles. Besides that, they are free to stream any games they want."