A League of Legends Survey — Poros, a Slight Obsession with Ahri, and Champions.
March 2016 (Before NA LCS Finals): I crafted a survey that was geared towards League of Legends players asking them interesting tid-bits about their league profiles and their experiences with eSports + Riot Games.
I shared the survey with all of my League of Legend’s in-game friends, Facebook friends (that played league), Facebook groups, League of Legend’s Reddit, and attempted to ask my favorite Twitch streamer to share the suvery with his/her viewers.
The purpose for collecting the data was to help me work on a statistics project, it was also to gather user experience feedback that may or may not be useful for Riot Games.
The data is broken down to relevent player data (Rank, favorite champion, etc), then eSports experience, and Riot Merchandise.
Here are my results:
Of the 63 individuals that attended a live eSports event, they gave an average rating of 4.23 out of 5
Here are the reasons why people gave the rating as they did:
Food was expensive
I went to Tallahassee for MSI 2015 with some friends and my boyfriend. It was my first time watching League live and it was great spending the weekend with friends that I’ve only met online. The teams were great, the games were exciting, and the YouTube stars I met were so friendly.
Great event with international teams. The energy was amazing!
It was at Tallahassee (Negative)
Get Promoted (Not sure what this meant)
Well paced, had fun, good view
I felt it was too crowded.
There were a few things to do before the matches started but it would’ve been nice if there were more activities or giveaways to go to. I would’ve wanted more to come home with outside of the average merchandise you can get online like event specific/limited edition things.
Great event, so hype
Terrible time, team-fight nonexistent.
Being surrounded by like minded people who share a similar passion was something amazing.
PAX East 2013, very large crowd
Difficult to watch the games PAX East 2013
PAX East 2013 — Riot had a bunch of top universities playing against each other. It was pretty cool because UConn was there to represent, and although they lost the game I watched, it was amazing to see my friends playing on screen.
LCS Finals in New York City was amazing, had drinks with casters at a nearby bar.
Madison Square Garden for the NA finals, absolutely amazing energy, really made the event.
I watched the NA LCS finals last year at Madison Square Garden. I rated my experience as awesome because of the overall atmosphere. With the large amount of people spectating the games live, every time there was a massive play or a favorite team won, the stadium would blow up with screams and cheers. This was the basis of a incredible sensation of tension, hype, and suspense. To be honest, thinking back, it was a pretty surreal experience as so many people with the same interest in League of Legends were gathered in one place, being able to support their favorite teams and really represent a great gaming community.
It was alright, but not much different than watching lcs on twitch
Overall Great Experience
Great atmosphere, fun time
My team won + league shop
The sheer smell of the fans was terrible. Otherwise a fun event in MSG for finals last year.
First one I’ve been to, exciting atmosphere
It was the All Stars event in Tallahassee, FL. It was my first time going to a LoL event, and the funnest part was seeing all these other nerds that shared the same interest as me. I got to meet TSM and Fnatic, and watch all the players/casters I see online in person.. it was great.
Felt really involved in the game despite not actually playing
Great event, high energy, got cool stuff
A lot of negative players
Meh. Naturally ended up here
It was fun hanging around those with similar interests.
So many people cheering at the same things. Lots of energy in the atmosphere.
It was really fun, free food and a skin.
I’ve only been placed once in Silver 2. I know I was carried to get my placement games and I gradually dropped to bronze and stopped playing ranked after to many haters.
I went to both the studio in Cali to watch the spring split last year and also went to semi finals in MSG. It was a great experience. The casters were amazing. It was so cool to be there in person and be part of the action
Was able to watch a live game in Madison Square Garden — the crowd and my friends were so hype
First time on East coast in Madison Square Garden
Misclick, can’t undo my rating, only change it- leaving it a 3, but I’ve never attended one… hope this doesn’t screw your statistics too much
It was a hard climb out of silver since I never really played hard carry champs and focused on squishy mages. Would frequently dominate lane and help another, but end up losing regardless.
They lost so yeah.
Loved the interaction with the casters and players in between matches. Riot does an AMAZING job immersing each viewer into the Esports scene and builds a great community among the LCS viewers
I WENT TO SEASON 3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT GALEN CENTER. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE!
It was pretty much what i expected. NA LCS Spring Semifinals at MSG — not as awesome i guess since it wasn’t the finals.
Went to MSG with a bunch of friends to see the NALCS Semis and Finals
Crowd atmosphere made it 10x better
Overall people loved the event becasue of the energy from the room and the people/players they get to hang out with and meet. Besides that, free stuff and goodies seem to help hype the audiences between games.
How can Riot improve this?
give more free sh!t
In between matches do more
I heard they gave out free skin cards. It seems they keep the fans under control. There is not much Riot can do to improve engagement.
Obviously when there are thousands of people at an event, that becomes difficult, so simply putting on an interesting show would be the best way to go about it in my eyes.
Was at PAX so it was a booth, not much they could improve on such a circumstance
Their just weren’t enough people for how many attendees there were.
It was the only live League event I’ve gone to, so I don’t have anything to compare it to… so not just okay, and not excellent. I thought they engaged pretty well, complete with commentating and throwing Poro and orange stress balls every now and then, etc.
swag and fan interactions
More design and strategy Q and As
At a live event? Pretty hard to say, maybe throw more stuff into the crowd?
It gets a bit cheesy, but I enjoyed it for the most part
At the start of the event, Riot staff members handed out the inflatable light-up clappers. These helped aid a intense hype environment throughout the event. The addition of selling League of Legends merchandise helped aid an environment of garnering the interest of the attendees.
All they really did was hand our swag in between games to 1 section of the arena
There was no easily accessible meet up before or after the main event.
Maybe they could throw more free swag from those gun things? I wanted a shirt..
Not make parts exclusive to particular ticket holders (only front section could meet Sjoks at MSI)
Offering of in game goodies
I would be more engaged with the people in the back rows
MSG had some visibility issues of the main stage that needed to be fixed
Just have more Riot folks there for people to talk to — don’t necessarily need to just be the E-sports folks
Giving out skins
Interviews + free stuff
While there’s a lot of indirect fan interactions with Primetime, I feel like a lot of the different things that Riot puts together for that weekly program can be applied during live events. Especially since Riot has cut out a lot of promotional touring to interact with fans at different expos and conventions around the US and NA.
SHOOT MORE FREE SWAG TO THE AUDIENCE
Casters more visible
I don’t know. It’s really hard for big events like those but during regular season games in the studio I think they’re doing great engaging with people while they’re lining up.
Overall, Riot does a great job of giving free stuff to the audience. This sounds like a father giving children toys and honestly I believe there should be a method to this madness. It sounds like in between matches is when Riot must play a critical role to keep the audience engaged.
Riot Store Merchandise
What people want to buy at the Riot Store:
Lee Sin Eye Bandages
More Fizz Skins
Goggles for my Characters
League Themed Food
Twisted Fate Playing Cards
Champion Themed Pajamas
I want my life back.
Ultimate Shen Skin
League of Legends/Champion Specific Beanies
I think Riot Games should pair back up with GSC (Good smile company). The Ahri Nendroid.
Total Biscuit of Rejuvenation
A ward lamp would be pretty awesome!
MORE STUFFED COLLECTABLES
I would like to see them produce clothes that are more subtle. If I were to wear the Braum Bodybuilder shirt or the glow in the dark Thresh hood. Udyr & Darius hoodies similar to the garen hoodie.
Champion Specific Hoodies
More World Championship Merchandise
Spirit Guard Udyr Statue similar to the Ziggs Statue.
Gloves Styled after Vi’s Fists
Prop items/champ weapons
More Poster Selection
Bands, Stickers, Shorts
Cooler Custom Skins
Giant Poro Plush
Skin Set Posters
Pre-Leveled 30 accounts
Really cool concept art, like as posters or Lithographs.
Affordable versions of Champion Weapons/Equipment and/or Champion Halloween Costumes
A League lore-book
More teemo skins
Xin Zhao Figure
Announcer voice packs
Champion overlays or key chains
I’d buy a soundtrack
I want them to make character keychains
More t-shirt designs.
LCS player body pillow
baby poro plushie
More poro stuff. In bulk.
Less expensive figure/memorabilia for my favorite champions
Adult Annie Statue
Life sized Ahri blowup doll
Yea. Maybe a cool sweatshirt.
A big Ekko statue
Poro collectible keychains or just anything collectible that’s poro-themed.
Orianna stuffed ball
A Replica of Thresh’s Lantern that functions as an actual lantern!
laptop bag/soft case
Epic skins are always great (although expensive….)
Wukong plush or pillow
More types of Poros
Gaming mouse / keyboard
All in one pack or something like that
FAKER OWNING RYU ZEDD POSTER
Life size Tahm Kench.
Genetically modified animals so they look like Poros.
Plastic scale model replicas of various characters’ weapons (namely Aatrox)
People love their Poros, people love Plushes, and Figurines. The most important trend that comes from this data shows that people love the characters that Riot Games produces. Fans want figurines, plushes, and Cosplay items. They want to be like their characters.
Hopefully you found some of this data interesting!
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