Riot Bars LCS Players from Streaming Other Games

Players not allowed to stream Dota2, Blizzard games, among others.

With the League of Legends Championship Series rapidly approaching, players and teams have recieved their new 2014 contracts for the upcoming season. Most of it seems to be fairly normal terms, except for this section, which OnGamers managed to obtain through an unnamed source. A "Sponsorship and Streaming Restricted List" was included, mentioning games that cannot be played or shown while streaming. Players are also not allowed to take any non-OTC drug on stream, have firearms or be using tobacco products on stream.

Notable games mentioned by the list include:

  • Dota 2
  • StarCraft
  • Hearthstone
  • SMITE
  • World of Warcraft

Players and the eSports community at large do not seem pleased, many players have already begun their backlash, playing games that are clearly not League of Legends on their stream in protest.

Below, we've included the picture of the contract, courtesy of OnGamers:

Source: OnGamers

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