“League of Legends” developer Riot Games is reported to be close to finalising a deal to stream e-sports matches.
The LA Times reports that Major League Baseball Advanced Media is said to be ready to pay around $200 million over two years’ rights. (The deal was first reported by Richard Lewis and Sports Business Daily.)
Riot Games stages an annual global competition for “League of Legends” computer gamers with top prizes worth millions of dollars. The hugely popular game is played by more than 100 million people every month.
Currently the e-sport battles are streamed over Twitch and YouTube and Riot Games’ website, but under the proposed deal streaming would shift to a purpose built MLBAM app.