How do you make money playing LoL?

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MaiLinna

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04-30-2012

I've actually always been curious about this. I know you can win prizes in tournies, but I know some streamers make money streaming from ads. How did that happen? Did someone just come up to them and say "Hey, you're good. Broadcast your stream and input this programming to run ads about my company, and I'll pay you," or something?

I don't quite understand it. Also, can you get paid money if you're not on a team?

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Originally Posted by Delimon View Post
Get good and popular. But you'll become a no life in return. It's not worth it.
I already am a no life. When I sleep I dream about LoL. I spend my meals sitting at my computer browsing this forum or studying gameplay on my main champions and roles. At work I think about strategies or questions I have for the community.

Like, I honestly don't have that many friends anyways. I have no children. I have no family. I'm a very private person. And my love life is already a-okay. I'm planning on going back to school soon on an online college so I can work at my own pace.

Sounds like it'd be a very nice long term goal, actually.


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Sir Kevinus

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04-30-2012

It's usually endorsements and marketing.


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MaiLinna

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04-30-2012

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Originally Posted by Sir Kevinus View Post
It's usually endorsements and marketing.
But how does that come about?


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Keiffo

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04-30-2012

Anybody that gets enough viewers on their stream will automatically make money from the ads put there by the hosting site.


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DarkLiquidDeath

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04-30-2012

Advertisements on streams methinks.


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Sir Kevinus

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04-30-2012

Popularity. Good players are popular because they stream and consistently stay on the top of the ladder. Some players like videogamingdunkey are natural entertainers, so they get contacted by companies to endorse their products and to continue making videos.


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Kraugy

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04-30-2012

It's more along the lines of "Hey I found this streaming service, I'm going to stream my games". Then people started watching it, then more and more, until the provider of the service decided to offer payment for adds shown on the stream since the user gets so many viewers. It is now a widespread idea but you have to meet certain criteria to be able to make money off of your stream. You have to have something like 300 consistent viewers for a month and a few other things.

People who make money streaming arn't always on teams, as your stream is yours. Good luck getting enough viewers though to make money, because you either need to be a beast at this game (high 2k elo range), a hot girl, or on a professional team.


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Draddition

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04-30-2012

I imagine it works like any other form of advertisement on the internet. X company buys Y amount of ad views for Z money. If you don't consistantly have 1k or so viewers on your stream, and don't run ads consistantly, you won't really make money.


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Vantwan

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04-30-2012

Advertisements on stream and sponsorships, as well as playing in tournaments (obviously).


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Sir Kevinus

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04-30-2012

Also, companies like Alienware target computer gamers, so having top players in popular games advertise for the company is a very good strategy for increasing revenue. It all works in a circle.


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