With League of Legends continuing to dominate the esports and esports betting scenes, more people are starting to wonder how the game works. In a move that could bring in new players to the game, Riot Games and ELeague have teamed up to produce an hour-long television special on League of Legends. The program will air on TBS at 11 pm Eastern and Pacific Time on October 19. The special will come as the World Championship continues to move along and people become more interested in the game in general.
The program will be called ELeague’s Esports 101: League of Legends. This special will be hosted by broadcaster Bill “Jump” Carter and LoL YouTuber and Fnatic-sponsored player Kelsie “KayPea” Pelling. Carter has been featured on many ELeague programs on TBS, while KayPea regularly gets thousands of people on her YouTube streams and is also a main with Brand and Lux among some other champions.
The special will entail points on how to play League of Legends. The game will be discussed based on how champions are laid out, how a map is produced, and what types of materials may be utilized in a competition. The details are designed to help people understand how LoL works and what they can do to compete and win.
This special comes as League of Legends has been criticized for being a game that is extremely difficult to learn. The special should help people with understanding what they can do to compete in the game without struggling to learn things.
The name also suggests that future versions of this series promoted by ELeague could be produced in the future. These may include episodes dedicated to other prominent esports events that are commonly featured on TBS and other cable networks.
The special is the latest move by ELeague to offer more of its programs on TBS. ELeague has been promoting various esports competitions on TBS since late 2015. In addition to League of Legends, ELeague has also highlights competitions relating to Rocket League, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Street Fighter. Many of ELeague’s competitions are played at a dedicated studio in Atlanta, the city where TBS and other Turner-related entities are based out of.
The special will also be available to a large number of people, as TBS or the Turner Broadcasting System is a popular program on most basic cable, satellite, and streaming packages. TBS has been growing in recent years to include various prominent programs, including broadcasts of various MLB baseball games as well as being the home to Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show.
The special is also coming on as the League of Legends World Championship continues to move along. The event started on September 22 and is continuing through November 5. The hope of ELeague may be to help people become more invested in League of Legends so they can check out matches for themselves, not to mention play the game with others at their homes.
Additional details on broadcast information for the special outside the United States are unknown.