League of Legends is among the most successful eSports in the world right now, and the lion's share of that success is due to developer Riot Games' support.
But what, exactly, has Riot done to nurture League as an eSport -- and why? Riot VP Dustin Beck hopped onstage at GDC 2016 to break down the details, and in the process spoke to the investments Riot has made in eSports and the lessons it learned along the way
It was an interesting talk that offered a rare, frank look into the development of an eSports ecosystem, including the bumps and the learnings along the way.
If that's something you might be interested in watching, good news: you can now watch the entire talk for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel.
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