League of Legends - Spectator Mode
Riot has announced the full release of spectator mode. They have also revealed the new features that will come with it in the next patch.
The Kings of Europe, IPL Killing Spree, Corsair Vengeance Cup and OGN The Champions are just a few of the many tournaments made possible by the addition of spectator mode. With the new features being added as spectator mode leaves Beta you can expect to see even more tournaments. The features being added by Riot are amazing, see for yourself in the below video:
With these new features spectators of eSports will find watching friends and skilled players much easier. These features will also help tournament organizers. This is a huge step for League of Legends as an eSport.
With the full release of spectator mode similar with the beta the number of tournaments and eSport athletes will increase creating a higher level of competition requiring more practice and rewarded by larger prize pools.
For gamers who aren't at the level to win sponsors to fly them around the world to enter in large prize pool LANs this will be a huge help to get you there. With the ease of following players in game it will be much easier to develop your own following. These changes will help starting pro gamers most as it makes spectating League of Legends matches more casual and enjoyable for friends and fans to support them.
This is a great step that will help aspiring and existing pro gamers to achieve careers as eSport athletes. The features will also attract more fans to watching matches and encourage more tournaments. Riot continues to do an excellent job in developing League of Legends as an eSport.
Source - http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/next-patch-full-release-spectator-mode