Shacknews Live: League of Legends [Update: Technical difficulties! Enjoy PvZ! Also, stream's over!]

The Shacknews video crew has a strong affinity for League of Legends, especially Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer. Today, Sam demonstrates her League of Legends talents to a captive Shacknews audience, as she's joined by the video team's Joe and Andrew (via robot, of course) on the Shacknews Twitch Channel.

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Update: The stream is now over, following a round of technical difficulties that led to an impromptu Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare session. Check out the archive below!

The Shacknews video crew has a strong affinity for League of Legends. In particular, Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer partakes in the game regularly, having also participated in several LocalBattles TV streams. Today, Sam demonstrates her League of Legends talents to a captive Shacknews audience, as she's joined by the video team's Joe and Andrew (via robot, of course).

The stream begins at 12PM EDT. Catch the stream after the break or head over to the Shacknews Twitch channel. Watch alongside us and be sure to toss your comments into Chatty.

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From The Chatty
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    May 29, 2014 8:30 AM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shacknews Live: League of Legends.

    The Shacknews video crew has a strong affinity for League of Legends, especially Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer. Today, Sam demonstrates her League of Legends talents to a captive Shacknews audience, as she's joined by the video team's Joe and Andrew (via robot, of course) on the Shacknews Twitch Channel.

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      May 29, 2014 9:04 AM

      Stream is up and running!

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      May 29, 2014 9:05 AM

      Watching now.

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      May 29, 2014 9:11 AM

      Wait, you guys have an office?! Also, hire me to play League for money pls thx.

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        May 29, 2014 9:22 AM

        I know, it's so professional looking and everything right? Almost like the Shack is being run like a business now...

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      May 29, 2014 9:15 AM

      I have never watched League so this should be weird.

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      May 29, 2014 9:17 AM

      who are these people? where is this? why lol of all games? what's happening?? i want to ronpaul.gif but i need answers first!

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        May 29, 2014 9:18 AM

        The Shack is trying new things.

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        May 29, 2014 9:19 AM

        yesterday was watch_dogs, today is lol(s)

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        May 29, 2014 9:21 AM

        I used to play League so I'm cool with it, but everyone knows Dota2 is the Shack MOBA of choice.

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          May 29, 2014 9:22 AM

          Also, she seems to be a LoL streamer already so it makes sense.

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            May 29, 2014 9:25 AM

            fuckin great, this means league of legends all up on our grill. Comeon now! Where's the dotes

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          May 29, 2014 12:26 PM

          You asshole I was wondering where you've been!!

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            May 29, 2014 12:58 PM

            Hearthstone and Nintendo owning my shit. Sorry, headbro!

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        May 29, 2014 9:31 AM

        Our new and pretty awesome overlords.
        http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=31944573#item_31944573

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        May 29, 2014 12:09 PM

        Demographics thing. I anecdotally feel like LoL is more popular with a younger crowd than DotA 2. I introduced both of them to the kids of some of my friends and they overwhelmingly went with LoL and stuck with it for years. I asked them about it and most of their friends went with LoL except for one or two hardcore competitive gamer type personalities that went with DotA 2.

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      May 29, 2014 9:24 AM

      l2p a real MOBA already





      owned

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      May 29, 2014 9:25 AM

      down already? An hour is a pretty short time

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      May 29, 2014 9:33 AM

      Are the offices still in LA? Cool that you guys are trying new things! :D

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        May 29, 2014 9:36 AM

        I think they said North Jersey in yesterday's stream.

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          May 29, 2014 9:37 AM

          No shit? Damn I was just through there a few weeks ago.

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          May 29, 2014 9:37 AM

          Yea, Sam's twitter bio said Jersey, and I think Joe's indicates that same area.

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        May 29, 2014 9:36 AM

        My guesses from their twitter bios is they are on the east coast now.

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        May 29, 2014 9:37 AM

        Also, are all of these folks posting now? I know we've got hammersuit and staymighty, who are the other new staffers posting as?

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      May 29, 2014 9:35 AM

      The guy's headset in the back looks cool, what is it ?

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      May 29, 2014 9:38 AM

      where's the mad dota crew lol

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        May 29, 2014 9:43 AM

        I'm so mad!! GRRR! (Am I doing this right?)

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        May 29, 2014 9:45 AM

        ughhhh league cartoony bullshit I have to pay for heroes and get a free teleport wtf where it the courier and why cant I deny

        am I doing this right?

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        May 29, 2014 12:01 PM

        league sucks. happy?

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        May 29, 2014 12:24 PM

        Yeah. I'm plesantly surprised the thread did not turn to shit already.

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          May 29, 2014 12:30 PM

          I tried, no one took the bait. LoL is pretty shit so

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            May 29, 2014 12:34 PM

            It's not worth it anymore. I think we've torn it apart enough.

            I prefer Dota2 but will play LoL if friends are on.

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              May 29, 2014 12:35 PM

              we've grown up so much since the quake vs ut days

              quake 4 life

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      May 29, 2014 11:18 AM

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      May 29, 2014 12:11 PM

      Sooo when does the LoL start? It's been PvZ Garden Warfare all day

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        May 29, 2014 12:15 PM

        We had some technical difficulties with the streaming setup on PC.

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          May 29, 2014 12:23 PM

          Have the chatty critique your systems, Im sure the resources here would be able to look at what works well and what might be pushing it, Sam mentioned her initial LoL PC was a "toaster" (which then spawned poptarts jokes) but have the guys here look at the specs list

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          May 29, 2014 1:38 PM

          Seemed like wirecast was the issue.

          This seems like one possible fix.

          http://forum.telestream.net/forum/messageview.aspx?catid=44&threadid=2757

          As soon as you hear the program begin to do this, immediately click the headphone mute button in wirecast. (Don't hit the master mute.) Then click it again, to re-enable the headphone audio. When the audio starts back up it will be synchronized again! I have been working on trying to identify this problem, but I'm beginning to suspect that it's wirecast or quicktime. We have all the latest drivers for our system and audio. Since I discovered this little "trick" I'm 100% positive it's in wirecast or quicktime because it resolves the issue. I would guess that something in quicktime is causing a jump from time to time that causes the audio loopback to become out of synch or to start up an echo. The problem does not always manifest itself as a double echo, sometimes it will just "jump" out of synch. But the mute/unmute trick seems to clear it up every time.

          http://forum.telestream.net/forum/messageview.aspx?catid=45&threadid=13704

          If you have Wirecast monitoring (headphones icon on the lower right near the live area below the speaker icon) enabled it could be looping back into Desktop Presenter which is capturing the system sound.

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            May 29, 2014 1:40 PM

            At least when it came to audio echo.

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            May 29, 2014 3:37 PM

            These guys use Wirecast? I may or may not work for the company that makes Wirecast.

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              May 29, 2014 3:39 PM

              Also... We have a forum?

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              May 29, 2014 4:12 PM

              OBS comin' for you, son!

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                May 29, 2014 5:12 PM

                Eh, I work on the enterprise products so don't know whats going on with the desktop products (like Wirecast).

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            May 29, 2014 4:35 PM

            It's all gibberish to me. I use XSplit.

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        May 29, 2014 12:50 PM

        i would recommend never playing PvZ again. that wasn't that fun to watch. especially not in split screen.

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      May 29, 2014 12:25 PM

      We should do a weekly Shacknews LoL night with a full in house team.

      Note: I am bronze.

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        May 29, 2014 12:33 PM

        I can play a Sona pretty well for being sub-30. People forget she can be pretty aggressive in my level of play.

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          May 29, 2014 12:35 PM

          I play a LOT of Sona - she's ridiculously good. She pokes well, is capable of burst and has decent mobility and ult. My favorite support by far.

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            May 29, 2014 1:02 PM

            Leona support has pushed my Blitzcrank aside finally. I test-jungled her yesterday, and she has a slow clear but OMG the ganks.

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        May 29, 2014 3:56 PM

        I'd be up for it, if the lag to the NA server isn't too big? I usually roll with the Platinum crowd, but also a lot of Bronze and Silver players so I don't mind anything as long as I get to jungle or support :p

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        May 29, 2014 4:09 PM

        I would be down for a Shack team to play with.

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        May 29, 2014 4:45 PM

        Add me - h3adrush

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      May 29, 2014 4:04 PM

      All I ever hear about is DOTA and it sounds bigger - but I'm pretty sure LOL is like 10x larger isn't it?
      Is that just an asian userbase thing or is LOL huge in the west as well?

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        May 29, 2014 4:32 PM

        Biggest in all regions.

        League of Legends
        65 million unique players per month, 27 million playing every day, 7.5 million on simultaneously each peak day
        490k subreddit subscribers

        DOTA 2
        7 million unique players per month
        150k subreddit subscribers

        LoL has more players during the busiest time of any given day than DOTA 2 has players for an entire month.

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          May 29, 2014 4:36 PM

          That's full on. Interesting stats though, 65 million unique vs 7, yet 490 / 150k on reddit. That ratio is out and probably is due to the asia factor.

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            May 29, 2014 4:40 PM

            As an aside, I've played both and feel strongly that League's dominance is not a fluke or regional pandering or cause it's "for noobs lol." It's more popular because among other reasons, it has a better feel and control, with well designed characters that are more appealing.

            I'm a DOTA 2 fan too - Valve's International tournament was the best esports event of last year and I'm really looking forward to watching this year. But LoL is the better game, and the numbers reflect it.

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          May 29, 2014 5:48 PM

          I thought Riot didn't publish firm numbers for league. where did you get these?

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            May 29, 2014 6:36 PM

            http://www.riotgames.com/our-games

            League of Legends by player numbers: 67 million playing every month, 27 million playing every day, and over 7.5 million playing at the same time during each day’s peak play time.

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      May 29, 2014 5:03 PM

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