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Why did you make the new site?
We wanted to add accessibility to Lolesports.com but we couldn’t do that on the platform it was previously built on. Now, on our new platform, you can do things like search for your favorite teams, buy tickets, easily look up old videos, or competitive rulings, find all of an author’s work, and more. It’s all in one spot, designed to support content, and it’s more easily accessible on mobile than before. We are also integrated more closely with League of Legends now, so you can search for champions and learn more about them on our site too.
Why did you make two sites instead of everything being on Watch?
What else is different?
We are also making it easier to buy tickets for LCS and support teams directly from Riot.com/LCS. For example, starting January 15 you can grab tickets straight from our new tickets page. We also have links on every team’s page to all of their social sites and their new merch stores.
There are also new pages for every author and show. Do you want a dedicated page that gives you Kien’s 10 Thoughts each week? There’s a page for that. Do you want to find Kien’s articles in general? Page for that! Can you search for old episodes of The Dive? Yes, the show itself has a hub, you can search for individual episodes, and we’ll feature all new episodes of all our shows on the site as well.
Let’s take Doublelift for example. Maybe you didn’t know that Doublelift was featured in an old episode of Eyes On or Pocket Picks. With the new site you can search for Doublelift, find and watch shows he’s in, learn more about him, find out when he is playing, buy tickets to see him play, find his team’s store so you can buy his jersey, check out the champions he played on with Mechanics, learn more about those champions, read written articles featuring Doublelift, follow Doublelift on social media, find Doublelift’s stream, and of course, watch Doublelift play.
There’s a lot that’s different on the new site, plenty to see, and it’s easier to find things than ever before.
Where can I find X thing?
Try going to the main page to search for team pages, schedules, players, shows, events, authors, and more. For merch, there will soon be a link in the nav to the merch store when it launches in February, but for now there are links to each team’s store on the team pages.
Future events will also have their own event pages, with information on when and where the event is, how to buy tickets, the schedule, content around the event, and more.
Is this site global or just for LCS?
This site will mainly focus on LCS but will feature global announcements that all of our regional sites will have as well. As we build our new chapter, we want our own sandbox to play in and for now are choosing to serve an English-speaking audience mainly focusing on LCS while still featuring globally relevant content.
During international events, Riot.com/LCS will still be the place to find official eventy-things like primers, music videos, schedules, rosters of who’s playing, competitive rulings for when those players are naughty, and all of our normally featured content like The Dive, Eyes On, 10 Thoughts, etc.
Where can I find the schedule?
Are there still team pages?
Yes, and we’ve tried to make it easier to support the team and become part of its fan base too. Whether that be making it easier to check out their merch, see what’s up on social, learn more about their Academy players, you can find all that and more on each team’s page. See all the team pages here.
Is this site spoiler free?
Spoilers! This site will not offer a spoiler free experience. We celebrate our sport in real time and want to do that with our fans too. If you don’t want to know the results before heading to the main page, our Watch page has the schedule, standings, and VODs and is spoiler free.
What about match histories?
The team that supports match histories is still figuring out their approach for 2019. For the latest schedules, standings, and VODs, our Watch page is the place to go. We’ll have an update on match histories later this year.
What about Fantasy LCS?
Last year, we announced that Fantasy is taking its next step. But in order to do this, we need to shut the existing Fantasy experience down for Spring Split. We understand that means that we’re leaving Fantasy fans without a home, and we’re sorry for that. For more information, check out our full article on Fantasy here.
Can I contribute writing samples?
Yes, we’re looking for freelance writers! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your pitch(es), two writing samples, and a one-paragraph bio on who you are and what drives you to League of Legends esports.
What does this button do?
Riot.com/LCS pages are built using Nexus tech and that means they have a lot of cool functionality. For example you can toggle some of the pages to be light or dark, there’s a bar that shows you how far along in articles you are, and more! Poke around and have fun. :)