Spotify has announced its first-ever esports partnership with Riot Games which will see the global streaming platform become the exclusive — and first — global audio service provider for League of Legends.
The collaboration will see the creation of a unique and seamless audio universe for millions of League of Legends fans across the world including the Middle East and North Africa.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game League of Legends is the biggest esport in the world. Last year, tournaments were held in over 37 different cities across five continents, with a record-breaking viewership of 21.8 million Average Minute Audience watching the 2019 World Championship Final unfold.
But gamers and fans aren’t just playing: They’re also streaming.
The official League of Legends soundtrack racks up over 4.8 million Spotify listeners per month—a sizable number of both gamers and Spotify users. That’s why Spotify and Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind multi year partnership. Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio streaming partner for League of Legends global events.
The partnership will also give fans original podcasts, curated playlists, and much more.