Year after year, TwitchCon remains our favorite event. 2018 was no different. Here's our recap of how it all went down, and TONS of photos to prove we were actually there.






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  • Twitch Prime leveling up the free games...game
  • Ninja proves there are no limits on Twitch
  • Competitive Fortnite and a huge celebrity tournament are in the works
  • All that and more, plus ICYMI. Get at it!

  • Twitch facing a lawsuit over nearly 2 year old ban
  • Mixer scores with exclusive streaming rights to pro Smite leagues
  • First-of-its-kind streaming game show is nearly upon us
  • Plus more, more more - really it was a busy week

  • TSM raises $25 million in investment round
  • Overwatch League and Tyler1 absolutely crushing it on Twitch this week
  • Riot and the Big Ten partner to the benefit of esports student-athletes
  • And loads more - really, it was a massive week!

  • Asus sets sights on Chinese esports market with $16 million investment
  • Valve strips Major title from Philippines event weeks before it kicks off
  • NCAA officially recognizes collegiate LoL
  • And prepare your memes boys and girls - Tyler1 is unbanned from League

  • Mixer pulls the one-two with a fully revamped app experience and a new way to enjoy chicken dinners
  • Amazon's Alexa help Twitch find its voice
  • Esports vs. 2017 - and what a year it's been
  • Plus more, more more!

  • Twitch unleashes tsunami proportions wave of updates
  • Esports Industry Awards recap (spoiler: there were winners)
  • Our thoughts on the EA/Disney/Battlefront 2 saga and the importance of intellectual property
  • As usual, all content in the Roundup is free-to-play with no MTX, ever

  • Twitch streamer growth impresses in Q3 - viewership remains flat
  • Overwatch League inaugural season schedule firmed up
  • Mixer takes on discovery with new mobile app
  • We have a pass at team loyalty in esports
  • And the rest of the week's top news from streaming and esports!

  • TwitchCon is over, but the big updates are just around the corner
  • The 2018 NA LCS roster may just be on the books
  • A quick rundown of our adventures at TwitchCon
  • ...and heaps more just a short scroll away

  • Epic Games is taking cheaters to court!
  • Blizzard goes after an Overwatch rip-off in China
  • Riot Games' founders are headed back into the trenches
  • And loads more...

  • 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?

  • ESL hands Smashcast a $1.5 million lawsuit
  • Twitch announces enhancements for devs, viewers, AND streamers - oh my!
  • Secret new LoL game mode deciphered by clever Redditor

  • Blizzard orders Overwatch League orgs to rebrand
  • PUBG continues to dominate
  • Our take on "crunch" time and hard work

  • Q2 2017 shows encouraging streaming growth across platforms
  • Riot in talks with EU LCS to alter league format
  • H1Z1 returning to TwitchCon with huge prize pool

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

  • TSM dominates the Rift in big win
  • Overwatch league spots snatched up quickly
  • Valve drops biggest ban hammer in history

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

  • Twitch Affiliates level up
  • Discord reportedly scores a big funding round
  • Behind the scenes with the LoL skin creators [video]

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

  • Beam becomes Mixer
  • Riot and IEM part ways
  • CLG takes us on a tour of a new "high technology" esports facility

  • Blizzard giving Overwatch the MLG treatment
  • Voice-chat coming to League?!
  • From the rubble emerges Smashcast

  • New video game laws and new TV channels - compliments of China
  • Beam unleashes a wave of new updates
  • Twitch wants you on the content train

  • 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!

  • British swatter gets counter-swatted for great justice
  • Dignitas sees a future in Facebook streaming
  • Twitch UI changes lead to surge in global pitchfork sales

  • In-app game buying live on Twitch
  • Blizzard drops the hammer of wrath on a cheat-maker
  • U of Utah bring esports to the Power 5

  • Live streaming comes to Facebook - look out!
  • Spoiler alert - Riot makes a lot of money. Like, a lot.
  • eSports revenue to surpass $1 billion by 2020

  • YouTube Gaming lands a big CS:GO deal
  • Blizzard goes hard on cheaters
  • You watched over 99 millions hours of LoL in Feb...

  • eSports industry to see massive revenue growth in 2017
  • PEA commissioner steps down amidst "restructuring"
  • eSports gambling making headway in Las Vegas

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.