Riot Games has announced Esport1.hu as the Hungarian broadcast partner for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).
The deal comes after the decision to cancel hosting the finals of the Spring Split in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning from the playoff stage of the Spring Split, the Hungarian platform will offer a “tailored broadcast” alongside LEC’s typical streams. Esport1.hu will broadcast the remainder of the 2020 season and produce a dedicated show in collaboration with the league.
After a brief suspension due to the pandemic, it was unveiled that the remainder of the season would be played online, with the Spring Split playoffs starting on April 3rd and concluding on April 19th.
At the start of the year, Riot Games announced a bevy of partners – a combination of both new and returning companies. Its roster of partners include Pringles, Red Bull, Kit Kat, Logitech G, Warner Music, Beko, Tchibo, AKRacing, HUYA, Alienware, and Kia Motors.
Esports Insider says: In light of the cancellation of the Spring Split Finals in Budapest, providing a dedicated stream in Hungarian for League of Legends fans is some form of compensation for missing out on the live event experience.