Riot Games trials LEC Spanish co-streams with KOI and Team Heretics 

19 January 2023


LEC KOI Team Heretics
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Game publisher Riot Games has announced a co-streaming partnership with Spanish esports organisations KOI and Team Heretics.

As a result, both organisations will co-stream the LEC in Spanish for its 2023 Winter Split, which is set to commence on January 21st.

Co-streaming has been a major topic of conversation within the League of Legends community for the past few years, with leagues such as the LCS, LCK and LPL embracing the practice.  

Riot Games stated that the partnership with KOI and Team Heretics is part of a trial phase for LEC’s co-streaming programme. According to the publisher, the LEC will be monitoring the success of these streams. Moreover, if the co-streaming programme is popular, it will be open to including more LEC team co-streams in different languages in the future. 

Team Heretics’ stream will be available on the organisation’s official Twitch channel. Meanwhile, Ibai Llanos Garatea, the owner of KOI, will host the Twitch streams for his organisation.

Interestingly, the LEC has teamed up with two of the league’s most recent organisations, with both parties making their debut in the competition this year. Team Heretics purchased Misfits Gaming’s slot, while KOI replaced Rogue following a major partnership between the two organisations.

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Artem Bykov, LEC Commissioner, commented on the collaboration: “We’re thrilled to trial co-streaming in the LEC and see two of our teams tell their story from a new, fresh perspective.

“Co-streams offer fans a unique viewing experience and after looking into the idea closely during the off-season, we’ve decided to trail this for the Winter Split. As always, we’ll be closely listening to fan feedback while assessing whether we want to further develop the initiative in the future.”

This isn’t the first time an organisation has co-streamed a major League of Legends competition. In 2021, FlyQuest also co-streamed LCS games in Spanish. 

Tom Daniels
Tom has been part of Esports Insider's team since October 2020 and is currently the platform's Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.