As LCS and LEC get underway, DraftBuff gives new motivation to fans with fantasy offering

Albert Sheng • June 19, 20:03

The 2020 Summer Splits are underway across League of Legends, and as fans look for new ways to engage with the world’s top level of competition, DraftBuff is looking to provide an answer.

This year’s summer competitions across League of Legends feel particularly weighty. After the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, fans and pro players alike were left with just one major international event to look forward to: the 2020 World Championship.

Qualifying for the World Championship would be, depending on the region, almost entirely dependent on results in the summer. In particular, the 2020 LCS Summer Split will serve as the sole determining factor for which teams take the top seeds at this year’s World Championship, with results from the spring being thrown out entirely.

With competition that hot, it’s only natural that fans would want for more ways to connect to the action.

Fantasy sports has long played a prominent role in traditional sporting leagues, and it has become an increasing part of esports as well. League of Legends has always offered a great opportunity for fantasy players, with its structured regional leagues being easier to follow than the broader circuit events featured by most other popular esports titles.

Riot’s own fantasy efforts have been lacking, and in recent years have been entirely absent while the developer works on improving its offering. This has opened the door for companies such as DraftBuff to step in and step up, providing fans with the fantasy service they’ve been looking for.

Functioning just like traditional fantasy sports, DraftBuff allows players to compete with their friends and flex their knowledge of professional League of Legends. If you think you know better than anyone which players are prime to dominate the rift and which teams are ready to shock the world, there’s no better way to flex that knowledge than by besting your friends in a little friendly competition.

And with the stakes as high as they are this summer, there’s no better time to hop in the game.

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