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Riot and ESPN both dismiss rumors about broadcast deal for LCS.

Riot and ESPN both dismiss rumors about broadcast deal for LCS.

by LouisMay 24, 2016
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“The story is inaccurate — no active talks with ESPN at the moment,” – Riot Games

One of this week’s biggest Esports dealership rumors was quickly shutdown by both of the supposedly involved parties, ESPN and Riot Games. In a report made by PVPLive.com, the USD 500 Million deal between ESPN and Riot Games is for the Television Broadcast of the League of Legends Championship Series, a regional professional tournament for League of Legends that is hosted and broadcasted by Riot Games themselves that garners an average of 20 Million viewers worldwide through official online broadcast channels.

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Spokespeople from both ESPN and Riot has claimed that the news is false and there are no ongoing talks nor planned deals between the 2 companies for the television broadcast of the LCS. While ESPN is not new to the realm of Electronic Sports, having broadcasted a few major Esports events themselves such as Valve’s the The International Dota 2 Championships and even creating their own Esports Coverage division, they insists that “The story is false. We do not have a deal with Riot Games to broadcast League of Legends”.

Should it be true though, this might have been one of the biggest Esports-to-Traditional-Media deals made by any Esports and Television or Cable companies.

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Louis
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