Twitch has unveiled a new livestreaming feature for League of Legends players and viewers. The tool will allow Twitch viewers to sort through League of Legends livestreams by the rank of the player accounts, and filter by what champions the streamer has played.
Twitch is working with Riot Games to time the release of this feature with the launch of upcoming new champions Xayah and Rakan, who will be implemented with patch 7.8. The feature will appear as UI at the top of Twitch’s League of Legends game directory.
To make use of the feature, Twitch users must link their League of Legends accounts, which they can do via the Twitch settings page.
Twitch recently implemented a feature to sell games through its platform. At the time of launch, the feature will apply to about 50 games, ranging from the recently released For Honor to older games like Minecraft and SMITE. Users will be able to purchase games and download and play them through the Twitch Desktop app or via publisher-run digital platforms such as Uplay.
As well as buying games through stream channels, users will be able to make purchases through game detail pages, with 70 percent of the revenue going to developers. Partnered Twitch streamers will earn 5 percent of sales made from their channel pages.