LCS Revamps Co-Streaming Program Ahead of Summer Split – The Esports Observer

Riot Games announced Monday a new co-streaming program, the LCS Watch Party Program, that will launch with the League of Legends Championship (LCS) Summer Split beginning on June 4. 

The LCS Watch Party Program is a rebrand of the LCS’ co-streaming initiative that the league hopes will deepen its relationship with participants and provide them with more opportunities to create content, engage the community, etc. This new Initiative will operate independently of the league’s broader League Partnership Program and focus on content creators who are regularly co-streaming content. LCS also noted that co-streaming permissions will no longer be automatically granted to LPP members.

The inaugural LCS Watch Party roster will include Nick “LS” De Cesare, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi, William “Meteos” Hartman, Christian “IWDominate” Rivera, and Moe “Yassuo” Abdalrhman. North American esports organization FlyQuest will also co-streeam the Summer Split (“FlyQuest Presents: LCS En Vivo”).

LCS also revealed some of the guidelines for co-streamers participating in its new program:

  • Only LCS Watch Party Program can co-stream official LCS and Academy games.
  • LCS reserves the right to extend invitations.
  • Guests on co-streams must follow the guidelines, be approved by LCS, and be at least 21 years old.
  • Co-streaming is currently only available in English or Spanish. More languages can be added at the LCS’s discretion.
  • Co-streamers can not alter commercial segments or disparage partners or sponsors.
  • Co-streamer sponsors may be used if they do not conflict with LCS sponsors; and are not on the restricted sponsorship list (drugs, liquor, pornography, gambling).
  • Co-streamers must provide viewership data to the LCS and Academy for the time they are co-streaming any LCS and Academy broadcast (this will be automated by a third party).
  • The LCS  can use co-streaming content for broadcast and marketing purposes. 
  • Co-streamers must include the relevant hashtag in their stream title (#LCSWatchParty, #AcademyWatchParty).
  • LCS reserves the right to remove access of co-streamers in the program.

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