In any sport, it’s important for players to not just be identified according to their team, but also as individuals. Would that statement be just as true in eSports despite being a non-traditional sport and therefore nowhere near as popular as physical sports? Of course. In fact, that’s what’s already happening in LoL. So if you have plans of being a pro LoL player, then hold on to your League of Legends accounts – they’re going to be popular one of these days.
So, why is it important for players to be able to shine and connect to the audience? Because the European leg of the LCS, the biggest annual tournament of League of Legends, is nowhere near as popular as before.
League of Legends Accounts : Player Popularity Up
“[Europe’s lack of success] revolves around a blatant lack of charisma of the players. Europe has run out of heroes. […] The legends that shaped the continent have disappeared from the landscape and the subsequent generations have been unable to fill the void,” said Fernando Cardente, a Spanish sports writer. Yes, many of the legendary, well-known, and well-loved pro players that once graced the EU LCS have retired and moved on to other careers, so who’s left now are the more awkward ones.
But why are the newer players have a lot less magnetic personalities than the players of the recent past? That’s because a lot of the big-time League players in the region who manage to compete and win in the tournament are hardly able to make a good impression on the audience. A natural and even expected consequence, as players are taught very little, if none at all, on how to deal with the fans and the media.
Still, there are those who are somehow managing to connect with audiences. A good example of this would be Keith. A pleasant surprise, as he was able to connect through the audience through memes, though awkwardly.
Hopefully, in the near future, there’d be new faces that would make League of Legends accounts eSports scene a lot more vibrant, a lot more popular, and a lot more human. Well, maybe you can do just that.