Boasting about the game’s large viewers’ base, Heintz said, “We regularly see two million-plus viewers, and tens of thousands of live-event viewers. That’s why we have a five million dollar prize pool. It’s the largest prize pool in eSports history.”
League of Legends has been split into competitive seasons, where teams of gamers partake in multi-tier challenges against other teams until one team eventually ascends to the top. At this time the developers introduce new content.
Last year, Riot Games rolled out a total of thirty-one new champions during its Season One event. Extra modes were introduced, along with a considerable facelift of the front-end interface.
In the Season Two, the developers have so far introduced a Spectator Mode, alongside weekly live-streams of tournaments and the Dominion game mode.
Riot Game’s huge $5 million prize pool is distributed across the season.