#bestplays Week 2 Winners!

Hey there! We’re excited to present our picks for the second week of our #bestplays contest! The submissions have been great and we’re enjoying watching all of your best plays!

The submissions keep coming, and it’s getting even harder to choose our favorites, but without further ado, here’s this week’s winners:

idnyy‘s “Baiting the enemy team into Jhin traps”

Brigne‘s Tristana video

_Ganma_‘s “Most insane tf in clash ever xD!”

Congratulations to this week’s winners – we hope you enjoy your 10,000 RP! And remember, there’s still a chance for you to win: Just upload your League videos with #bestplays to enter!

This week will be the last week of submissions, so get uploading! The #bestplays submission period ends on October 20th.

#bestplays Weekly Winners!

Hey there! We wrapped up the first week of our #bestplays contest! We had a blast looking through the submissions and seeing all the great plays, and we’re ready to show you folks our first 3 winners!

Norak’s “Tiltcrank of Legend”


OneStrikeLoL’sCool dodge with Azir”

P_Rob’s “2v5 Penta”

And remember, the contest is still going until October 20th, so be sure to tag those LoL plays with #bestplays for your own chance at 10,000 RP!

#bestplays for a chance to win 10 000 RP!

Win 10,000 Riot Points and have your video featured in Plays.tv posts and tweets!

How to enter

  • Capture your favorite League of Legends moments using the Plays.tv app.
  • Upload your video clip with the hashtag #bestplays.
  • There’s no limit to the number of entries.  The #bestplays contest, however, begins 9/23 and runs for four weeks–ending on 10/20.
  • Make sure that the email address tied to your Plays.tv account is valid.

How to win

  • Get your videos noticed–publish them to the Plays.tv community, share them with friends, and post the links on Reddit/Twitter and anywhere else you hang out.
  • Each week for the next four weeks, the Plays.tv team will review the most popular videos and select our 3 favorites, naming them the weekly winners.

Claiming your prize

  • Plays.tv will reach out to the winners via email. Upon confirmation from the winner, we will gift 10,000 RP to their Riot account.

Click here for full Terms and Conditions

Hey, Everyone! We Have a Name For Our Mascot!

Meet…

Scorch

Scorch!

After thousands of submissions and loads of suggestions (some good, some questionable…but hey, it’s all part of the fun–even “Mascot McMascotface”!). We decided that Scorch was the perfect name for our mascot.  

Here’s Scorch’s backstory:
Scorch was born from the excess energy of all the gamers from around the world coming together to play games. The more games people play, the more powerful Scorch becomes. Scorch is a digital creature who travels from game to game to team up with the best gamers in the world, make friends to go on adventures with, and find the ultimate loot.

These other suggestions were not far behind in our consideration set:

  • Ember
  • Blaise
  • Flint
  • Cosmo

All of our winners have been contacted.  If we haven’t heard from you, please email us back so we can get your prize to you.  

Again, we were so impressed with all of the submissions. Thank you for participating and let’s give a shout-out of congrats to our winners and a welcome to Scorch (who will be making appearances from time to time)!

Plays Labs – Help Us Test New Features!

We’ve got something in the works!

Want to be a part of something special? Sign up to be invited to our invite-only test grounds. Here you’ll be able to try out features no one else has access to. If you’re interested, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

https://goo.gl/forms/fgJxS2ap1Db07xyb2

All we ask is that you keep this confidential, and fill out a feedback form to detail your experience in using our secret features.

Help Us Name Our Mascot!

Earlier this year we launched a rebrand for Plays. This included a new logo, mascot, color palette, icons, styles, messaging, and a lot more. Click here to read more about the rebrand.

Today we’re announcing a contest to name the Plays mascot.

We’ve got tons of prizes for people who submit mascot name suggestions.

  • Handmade bespoke mascot pillow (grand prize)
  • Plays mascot stickers
  • 1 Plays hoodie
  • 1 Plays hat
  • 1 Plays water bottle

We’ll award the grand prize to the person who submits the winning name. 4 runner-ups will be selected at random to win the other prizes. If more than one person submits the winning name, we will randomly pick the winner.

To enter, just fill out the form below.  It’s as easy as that! Please submit your ideas by August 1.

Good luck!

A New Look For Plays

You may have noticed that Plays has a new look and a new face. We’ve come a long way in our rebranding journey and we wanted to share our design approach to our new brand.

Our goals were to design a logo and brand that felt fun, exciting, recognizable, relatable, and at a glance, would feel like a product for gamers. Most importantly, we wanted a brand that connects with the gaming community we represent.

It started out with a variety of logo mark and typeface explorations that helped us understand what we did not want. Most of our initial exploration just felt too corporate, or too generic.

After some more rounds of sketches, we zeroed in on a mark that we felt had character. It reminded us of a hero you might find in a game, with personality and action. It was bold and different. We were able to create a logo type as well that followed similar principles.

We also wanted to refresh our existing color palette with brighter tones and cooler grays while staying true to our gaming fandom.

To celebrate our rebrand, we are launching a contest to name our new mascot. Click here to enter the contest. You’ll have a chance to win awesome swag including

  • Handmade artisinal bespoke mascot pillow (grand prize)
  • Plays mascot stickers
  • 1 Plays hoodie
  • 1 Plays hat
  • 1 Plays water bottle

If you want to help us name our mascot, click here to enter. We are excited for the upcoming adventures we will have with our new rebrand process, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!

League Of Legends Match Stats

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added League of Legends Match Stats to the Plays Beta client!  Now you can see game stats and a summary while watching your replay of the match.  Here are the highlights:

Build and build path: Look at your build with a quick glance at the client. With a deeper dive, you can see when major items were completed along with minor item switches.

Skill order: See when you’ve leveled a skill and what you maxed first. This is great for experimenting with champions to see if maxing Q is better than maxing E, as well as how it differs based on match up.

Post game stats:  Look at post game stats to see where you can get better. Plays makes it easier to view your key stats while watching your video replay.  Damage dealt, healing, vision score, creep score – it’s all there to review.

Gold spread: One of the biggest indicators to determine who is leading is the gold spread. It’s important enough to be featured in almost every pro match as well as every post game breakdown.  Now you have it at your fingertips as well.

Note: League Match Stats works in Summoner’s Rift, Ranked, Blind Pick, and Draft modes.  It will not work for ARAM and 3v3 games.

If you want to see your own match stats, get the Plays Beta here and then play League of Legends.

Let us know what you think: