Twitter added to its e-sports livestreaming slate, announcing an agreement with tournament organizer Riot Games Oceania covering the inaugural League of Legends: League of Origin tournament.
The competition will be held at ESL Studios in Sydney June 3 and 4, featuring players from the Oceanic Pro League and Oceanic Challenger Series representing New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The livestream will be available to Twitter users globally at leagueoflegends.twitter.com.
Twitter also created hashtag-triggered emojis for the tournament, which will appear for users tweeting with the hashtags #LoLOrigin, #NSWWIN, #NZWIN, #QLDWIN or #VICWIN.
Twitter Australia head of sports Olly Wilton said in a release announcing the livestreaming pact:
E-sports is growing at a rapid pace in Australia and globally, and this collaboration is a great way to tap into the engaged audience of gamers that are already using Twitter as a primary source of content. By partnering with leading e-sports competitions like League of Origin, we look forward to bringing the best of e-sports live video and conversation together on Twitter.
Riot Games Oceania head of e-sports Daniel Ringland added:
Twitter is one of the most engaging platforms for fans of the OPL and OCS e-sports leagues, so it made sense to team up for League of Origin. The livestream on Twitter will be a shortcut for fans in Oceania and around the world, as they can both watch and engage on the platform at the same time.