Riot Games is a behemoth in the esports scene thanks largely to its flagship title League of Legends.
Back in 2019, League of Legends drew in eight million players a day which is huge. For context, Steam reported it had 20 million peak concurrent users earlier this morning with no single game featuring a peak higher than 870 124 players.
League of Legends then is a massive game and a new partnership might put the game in front of more eyes, or erm, ears.
In an announcement earlier this week, Spotify revealed that it was now the official audio streaming partner for global League of Legends events.
As part of this partnership, Spotify has created a League of Legends hub. Click that link and you’ll find music from the game as well as podcasts about League of Legends.
One of those podcasts is a new entry titled Untold Stories: Top Moments from Worlds. This nine-episode podcast will feature interviews, new music and a few other oddities.
“Listeners will be able to hear about the top players and anthems through game highlights, recorded interviews, game sound effects, and new interviews with key players. Thanks to our extended partnership, we look forward to evolving this podcast over the years to come,” said Spotify in a press release.
We’re not sure that the allure of hearing sound effects is enough to bring folks to a League of Legends podcast but then we’re not League of Legends players so this podcast isn’t really for us.
That having been said, getting a look into the League of Legends esports scene might be interesting, especially if you happen to have dreams of competing at Worlds one day.
What does make sense is that this partnership exists.
Songs created for League of Legends have been massive in the past and the fact that Spotify now likely has first dibs on these releases might bring more people to the streaming service.
The real winner in this partnership then might just be Spotify.