Spectator Mode Kicks Off This Week

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rarax3

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04-30-2012
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Summoners!

The highly anticipated Spectator Mode arrives with this weeks patch, giving you an exciting new way to watch League of Legends matches. The new Mode allows you to focus on individual champions or move around the field as you wish, as well as comparing the stats and progress of each team through heads-up displays. Youll be able to read player chat as it happens, keep track of player pings, and even shoutcast for your friends!

On April 30, 2012, starting at 11:30PM Pacific Time, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for the patch. At 1:00AM Pacific Time, the servers will be shut down and Spectator Mode will begin its upload. At this time all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate that the Fields of Justice will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours.

Immediately following the completion of this update, all game balance changes, and access to Spectator mode will be available. Varus, the Arrow of Retribution, will be making his way to the League at a later date which should give you a chance to fiddle with Spectator mode. He definitely wants to be the spotlight, so tidy up your spectating skills for when Varus makes his way to the fields; stay tuned for more information!

Check here for updates on the patch's progress:
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Update:

05/01/12 04:10 PDT - Deploy completed successfully. See you on the fields of Justice!!!
05/01/12 03:10 PDT - Deploy still in progress.
05/01/12 02:20 PDT - Update from Tamat on Varus, the Arrow of Retribution
05/01/12 01:50 PDT - Deploy still in progress.
05/01/12 01:00 PDT - The servers are now offline while we deploy the patch. Stay tuned.
04/30/12 23:30 PDT - Ranked queues have been disabled and the servers will be coming offline at 1:00AM Pacific for the patch.


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Retrosketch

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Drigonzex

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04-30-2012

Awesome I cant wait!


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Wizzardwartz

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04-30-2012

tl;dr Patch tonight. Varus not.


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Bronadian

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04-30-2012

I was totally expecting a delayed patch for this one.


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Your Enemies

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04-30-2012

gona b fun specing friends lool


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BallsMcGee94

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04-30-2012

Thanks for the info rara . just sucks for me atleast since i will not ever use spectator mode. wil you atleast tell us that varus will come out this week or next? i take the Varus, the Arrow of Retribution, will be making his way to the League at a later date to be next week though.


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Cryô

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04-30-2012

@RiotRara, I have a quick question, why isnt varus coming out? bugs/issues??


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PwnTommy

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04-30-2012

Can't wait to spectate my friends with Spectator Mode.


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Surpressor

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04-30-2012

cool delay varus that's nice lol HE IS IN GAME WHY NOT RELEASE HIM FOR BUY!@?!? !@ RIDICULOUS