League of Legends Drops Are Now a Thing
Those who regularly tune in to competitive League of Legends will now have a little extra something for their “efforts” — drops that’ll be available exclusively on watch.lolesports.com! One could argue that this feature is long overdue (especially given how much success Blizzard had found during their two-year Overwatch League deal on Twitch), but better late than never.
This isn’t the first time that fans and players will be able to obtain bonus goodies by tuning in on the official website. But those unlocks were mostly limited to in-game Summoner icons and the like, so nothing too impressive. This time, however, we’re getting the “real deal.”
League of Legends drops will start during the third week of the 2020 LCS and LEC Summer Splits. Everyone tuning in (regardless of region and server) will be eligible to collect rewards like Clash tickets, skin shards, chromas, and prestige points. Huge in-game moments like Baron steals and pentakills will sometimes be accompanied with a drop. You’ll be able to keep track of your drops under a brand-new Rewards tab on the official website. This is also a pilot project. If things go well Riot plans on including additional leagues and regions to the mix.
Riot’s ultimate goal is to “amplify” exciting moments and the overall fan experience for those watching from home. This is especially nifty given the whole COVID-19 pandemic we’re still in. So, there’s yet another reason for you not to wander out of your humble abode.
Where Do I Sign Up?
League of Legends drops will work as you’d expect. You have to log in with your League account on the official website to be eligible for any drops and rewards. After that, you have to tune in and hope for the best! If you happen to receive a drop, you’ll see a notification on-screen. You can then claim the drop by clicking on the notification, or visiting the drop page afterward whenever you have the time.
All of your drops will be stored at the same place so you can rest easy. Finally, you’ll only be able to receive drops by watching live matches. No replays at this point.
For more information on League of Legends drops, hop over to Riot’s official announcement page. In the meantime, if you’re itching for a bit of top-tier competitive League, you’re in luck. The second half of the 2020 season is about to begin in a matter of days!