No online game can rival League of Legends in popularity. More than 100 million people play it every per month.
For those who play League or wish to learn how to play like a pro, Twitch is the primary destination.
Former pros like Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, and Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng dominate the platform for obvious reasons: They’re just really, really good. Some, like Imaqtpie, are also quite charismatic, helping them build up truly massive audiences.
It can sometimes feel impossible for new and up-and-coming personalities to really make their mark and challenge the greats.
That doesn’t mean that they should be forgotten, however. New streamers are the future of the community. A new face might be waiting in the wings to make their mark and prove they have what it takes to be the next Imaqtpie. Here are the ones you should be following.
“Never underestimate the power of the scout’s code.”
In the League community, Teemo is a joke pick. Ipav999 and RealTeemo, however, are looking to prove doubters wrong by playing nothing but Teemo in all of their ranked games in an effort to reach Challenger by the end of the year.
If you enjoy watching the world burn and seeing people try to make the world’s most annoying champion into a legitimate pick, then this stream might be for you.
FrostPrime is trying to become the next big Twitch personality. If you want to watch a guy who’s trying to rise through the League rankings, then this guy is for you.
FrostPrime streams daily and offers epic and memorable moments. He has a special kind of charisma and has the potential to become the next best thing on Twitch.
He is also a friend of popular YouTuber MagikarpUsedFly and created YouTube videos himself some months ago.
Fnatic’s new jungler, Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen has only been playing professional League of Legends for just under two years now. He started his career as a substitute for Copenhagen Wolves in January 2016 and is now on a personal quest to head to his first world championship with Fnatic.
Broxah’s streams offer viewers a window into the life of one of Europe’s most exciting players. The player’s insight about the EU LCS makes for an entertaining spectacle whenever he has the chance to break away from team duties and stream.
Any EU LCS fan or Fnatic fan who wants to learn more about the esports scene or see a professional at work will benefit from watching Broxah play and listening to the answers he gives to fan questions.
Broxah also gives players an insight into professional playstyles, giving viewers a chance to learn jungle pathing, leveling, and gank patterns from a seasoned veteran.
Want to watch some high level League action and see the best players going at it on ranked? Then KarasMai is most likely the streamer for you. The streamer has reached challenger consistently since season six and was once hailed as the number-one-ranked Pantheon in North America.
KaraMai offers coaching tips to paying customers but can sometimes let a few slip on his streams. For all those budding challengers out there, it might be a good idea to step into the stream to see how a top-tier player performs, learn his moves, routes, and take note—then maybe you can challenge him in the future.