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Can't spectate.

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MacheteJezter

Junior Member

02-04-2013

This is the error:" connection to spectate server failed."

I have seen many posts on this with no solution, so I thought I would make a current post. Someone told me I had to be ranked (lvl 30) to spectate. Is this the case? Anyways, Riot or someone please help with this.

Thanks.


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

02-04-2013

That usually means you lose connection to riot's servers, so it cannot connect and download the spectator data. Have you made any changes to your network recently?


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Creatine Dramas

Junior Member

02-04-2013

Nah it is not his network, either Riot Server is ****ed up, because I experienced that before for a whole hour, and then I gave up and came back later and it is fine, but if that kept happening maybe Riot Server doesn't like your ISP. or the last thing is What Morgageddon said, if u changed anything to your network settings


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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

02-04-2013

Could be a DNS issue. Check this out if you're tech savvy.
https://support.leagueoflegends.com/entries/234188-changing-to-public-dns-servers


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MacheteJezter

Junior Member

02-04-2013

Thanks for the help, none of that worked. If I can't spectate it's all good.


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URB0ss

Junior Member

08-17-2014

This is prob due to a temp ban from dropping a ranked game. At least that's the only way I can explain it since this just happened to me and I dropped from ranked queue due to an idiot line-up of a team. Tried to spectate a game to burn the 5 mins and am getting this error whereas I didn't have any issue prior to this, will update in 5 mins when "ban" loses effect.

Edit: so this has not gone away, I tried playing a game to see if this would remove the problem and it didn't work. So this is definitely something that should probably be looked into more than just ignoring it riot.

Edit 2: Looks like this is a super common error people have if you just use google to search it, I haven't found any real workaround for it yet but I'm sure if we do enough digging we can find a real answer.


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Sid

Member

08-17-2014

I don't know, I have never been banned from anything and I'm having this problem as well. I haven't changed anything either. I can play games I just can't spectate anyone.


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Wuks

Recruiter

08-17-2014

Quote:
Sid:
I don't know, I have never been banned from anything and I'm having this problem as well. I haven't changed anything either. I can play games I just can't spectate anyone.

Hey Sid,

NOC is reporting problems with spectating.
Quote:
Network Operations – 2:09 PM
We are aware of issues with spectating and are working towards a resolution.


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LuckyFriday13

Junior Member

08-25-2014

Spectating is still broken, keeps coming up with "spectating data unavailable" can watch for a little while then get that message, then reconnect then get same error message a few minutes later. Haven't changed anything and can still play games without a problem.


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