• YouTube ups its monetization game for live streamers
  • Riot and T-Mobile shack up in the name of content
  • What's going on in Microsoft's NYC Mixer studio?

  • Twitch streamers set charity milestone
  • Hope on the horizon for YouTube Gaming
  • Overwatch League facing legal hurdle

  • Big upgrades for Twitch Affiliates "coming soon"
  • Intel gets savage with new ESL deal
  • What's it like when Amazon buys your company?

  • Mixer rewards its most loyal viewers
  • esports gambling officially legal in Nevada
  • League franchise system rolling out

  • Big updates to partnerships for Twitch, YouTube, and Beam
  • Riot looking at franchising model for 2018 NA LCS
  • eSports score another collegiate varsity win
  • ...and more!

  • SKT T1 learning English and CRUSHING Twitch records
  • Riot revamps LCS international events
  • Time Warner gets cheeky with bandwidth for gamers

Making sense of the league structure in competitive League of Legends can be a daunting task even for seasoned LoL players. We've taken a dive into the depths of the LCS and scoured the ethers of the internet, compiling this comprehensive overview of the various leagues, their rules, and the different major events that encompass the bulk of the scene.


  • eSports investment buying bonanza - NBA, Hollywood, China
  • Scope of ESEA hack revealed
  • TwitchCon 2017 date and location announced

  • All NA LCS teams sign 2017 contracts with Riot Games
  • $100k Overwatch Winter Premiere tournament
  • Twitch comes to Bungie.net

  • Riot Games shoring up deal for streaming agreement
  • LCS team owners formally issue grievances to Riot Games
  • Twitch steps up to take roll as sponsorship rep