Riot Games has announced streaming platform Caffeine as its newest partner for the North American League of Legends Championship Series. The partnership isn’t totally exclusive because the LCS will still be streamed on Twitch.
Caffeine is a social broadcasting platform for gaming, entertainment, and creative arts. Fans and aspiring shoutcasters of the LCS will be able to stream the official LCS broadcast on Caffeine. This partnership will continue on to the remainder of the 2019 Summer Split, Playoffs, Finals, and LCS Regional Qualifiers.
“As our audience continues to grow and evolve, we’re excited to bring the LCS to new platforms and distribution channels ensuring our fans are able to watch the broadcast on their preferred devices,” said Matt Archambault, the Head of Esports Partnerships and Business Development for North America at Riot Games. He also wrote about how the Riot Games team had “seen demand from [the] community around new streaming platforms” that makes this partnership a great opportunity to tap into the market.
Amazon’s live streaming site Twitch has the biggest market share currently, but Caffeine also offers great features. Some features include a zero-latency stream delay so streamers and viewers can communicate without waiting. Furthermore, there is no partner program required to monetize content, which is beginner streamer-friendly. Caffeine also comes with a well-made broadcasting software, but it gives the option to use others like OBS.
“We’re proud to partner with Riot Games to help LCS fans and aspiring shoutcasters experience this content like never before,” wrote Caffeine Founder and CEO, Ben Keighran. “Our platform will deliver these matches with almost no latency, allowing fans to watch as if they were there, while also offering aspiring shoutcasters the ability to live host their own streams of the event and interact with fans in real time.”
The League of Legends Championship Series features partners like SecretLab, Alienware, State Farm, and We Are Nations. This partnership will allow the LCS community to directly create content through streaming and shoutcasting the LCS games. Have you ever used Caffeine’s streaming platform before? How’d you like it?
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