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Video: League of Legends - Building an eSport

How do you design a game to be competitively rigorous, strategically diverse, skill-based, entertaining to play, and exciting to watch? Riot's Ryan Scott and Frank Lantz discuss nurturing League of Legends into an eSport.

How do you design a game to be competitively rigorous, strategically diverse, heavily skill-based, entertaining to play, and exciting to watch? Ryan "Morello" Scott (Riot Games), in conversation with veteran designer Frank Lantz (Area Code Inc.) at the GDC 2015 eSports Summit, discusses the design and balance philosophy that has nurtured League of Legends into an eSport.

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