The popular social gaming network has announced that it will introduce two new discovery features that will make it easier for fans to surf through the heavy amount of channels for Riot Games’ release. A UI will appear at the top of the directory, which will enable fans to sort through both the rank of player accounts and filter by which champions were used.
The feature is debuting just in time of the launch of two new champions within the game – Xayah and Rakan. This will mark the first time that any given player platform has managed to utilize metadata from League of Legends, giving players all new options when it comes to navigation and finding their favorite players and champions.
Players can learn a lot more with the help of the feature, including the “various levels of ranked play by sorting streams by rank, as well as studying up on the array of champions, including the two latest additions,” according to the company.
“Based on minutes watched, League of Legends is the most popular game on Twitch, and has been since we launched,” said JT Gleason, Director, Integration Success, at Twitch. “Given how passionate the Twitch community is about League of Legends, it was important to provide new ways to filter content related to the game that were unique to our platform. It made sense to work with Riot Games to unveil our new metadata features alongside the release of their two new champions.”
League of Legends players that want to take part in the program might want to make sure that their Twitch accounts are linked up with their League of Legends accounts, according to the company. (Those that need assistance with doing so can follow these instructions here.)
Could we be seeing more custom features from Twitch that tie in with certain games? It seems very likely. But, for now, all eyes are on League of Legends, since it is one of the biggest games on the planet right now.
League of Legends is available now for PC.