Riot Games has announced that it is terminating League of Legends Pro View, a subscription-based service that allows fans and analysts a deeper, deeper look at how pro players play the game. . But starting February, people will not be able to access or use Pro League features, it stated in a website.
The Pro View allows fans to watch and analyze matches from the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and international events like Worlds.
Why did Riot remove Pro View?
The decision to discontinue Pro View comes after Riot noticed a lack of interest in the service as a standalone subscription model. However, it did make clear that there was a consistent interest in the free version of the player perspective (POV) feed.
The POV feed allows fans to watch players compete on stage and can see their movements during the game, camera angles, in-game chats, and how players cast spells. spells and activate items.
Riot has allowed free access to POVs of certain matches, including some international matches. The free version of Pro View allows fans to switch between two pro POVs for each game that has been handpicked by Riot. The free access also gives viewers access to an enhanced game timeline integrated with reels and outstanding stats. But it comes with ads built into the content.
Subscribe to Pro View Premium
In case one wants to switch to another player’s POV, they need to subscribe to the premium service. Initially, people had to pay $14.99 to access POV and video on demand (VOD) features. It is then reduced to $6.99 a month during the Summer Phase of 2021.
The premium version features exclusive content like weekly plays. highlight and also allow the viewer to follow the ‘extended’ player pages.
The concept of Pro View was first announced in 2019 and has undergone significant changes over the years. In 2020, the service went into hibernation and only resumed in Summer 2021. What started out as a fully paid service, then started providing access. Limited free for fans with new features. Sadly, this year Riot canceled the service, which has benefited many coaches and analysts.
As usual, there were mixed reactions on social media, but most of them, including analysts and professional players, expressed disappointment after Riot’s announcement.
On a promising note, Riot says that they are looking at alternatives to bring similar content in the future.
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