Twitch has introduced two new sorting options that make it easier for the audience to quickly filter League of Legends streams and find desired content.
Until now, the community was fairly limited in its search for channels that feature high-ranking players or a particular champion. It is true that the most popular League of Legends streams are usually hosted by professional, or the very best, players around. However, the aspect is not guaranteed and there is no way of knowing what champion the streamer is playing for the day.
Opening the directory of the game now presents everyone with the option of sorting an abundance of League of Legends streams by champion and rank. Not only can the audience filter through the ranks of the streamers but also see whether someone is playing with their favorite champion.
In other words, if you’re interested in watching a professional from the League Championship Series (LCS) play Ahri, you can do so by simply selecting the champion from the list. Those interested in learning how the recently released Rakan and Xayah champions are to be played can also sort through the filter.
While handy, the new sorting functionality is probably going to hurt those League of Legends streams that have become accustomed to getting audiences based on their reputation and entertainment value.
It should be noted that similar sorting options have been around for other games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 for a long while. While absent for one of the biggest games on the planet, regular requests and feedback from the community have finally convinced Twitch to bring in the filtering options for League of Legends as well.
In other related news, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg recently announced plans to start streaming content on Twitch for the very first time. His new channel will officially launch next week.