Riot Bars LCS Players from Streaming Other Games

Riot Bars LCS Players from Streaming Other Games

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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Dustin Steiner had his first foray into eSports five years ago, running local FGC events and (trying) to play Street Fighter IV competitively. From there his passion continued with StarCraft II and finally settled on League of Legends as a Support player, though he has a profound love for all things competitive. He's used this passion to write for GameZone, launching their eSports coverage, and has worked for Evil Geniuses and ESFI World in his time as a freelancer. Now, as Managing Editor of eSportsMax, Dustin brings his years of expertise in observing trends and reporting on the eSports space to the site with hopes that one day eSports can be viewed alongside traditional sports, with as much fanfare from the mainstream crowd.