Introducing Protatomonster League of Legends

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On Plays.tv, you can find videos of the most calculated ganks, the most hilarious fails, and the nearly impossible 1v5 Pentakills. The Protatomonster duo, Brandon “Brandon Lee” Wilks and Parviz “PROTATOMONSTER” Soleymani, are known for turning these extraordinary plays into epic Top 5 videos.

We are happy to announce that the duo will be bringing their League of Legends Top 5 plays here to Plays.tv!  Summoners, you can now submit your incredible League of Legends plays to them by using #Protatomonster.


 

The Protatomonster League of Legends channel is the latest addition to the Protatomonster line-up here on Plays.tv. They also run an Overwatch channel which features Top 5 plays and Top fails.

We had a chance to ask the Protatomonster duo a few questions:

What got you started in creating these awesome Top 5 videos?
We’ve always had a passion for filming and editing videos but we never thought it’d lead us down the path we’re on now. Right around the time we were experimenting with some editing programs we became obsessed with League of Legends.

One day we were toying around with the idea of making a YouTube channel and our favorite games at the time were Gears of War, League of Legends, and Halo… but we were leaning towards League of Legends because it was definitely our favorite of the three. Back then when you searched “Pentakill” on YouTube there would be very little results that would pop up and we thought it was so exciting to watch the few Pentakills available at the time.

The hype around watching other people’s’ plays moved us in the direction of creating our Top 5 plays series for League, focusing on community submissions to highlight the best of the best from your everyday player!

What was your most memorable play in LoL or Overwatch?
Our most memorable play (even though the game has come a long way) has to be the #1 play from our League of Legends Top 5 Plays Week 9. It was sent in by Imaqtpie, who at the time we didn’t know at all, and it featured Scarra going off on Katarina. Looking back at it now, that play was stacked with big name players that made it/are currently in the pro scene, but at the time we were just excited to get a submission from a full Diamond game.

What was your most memorable FAIL in LoL or Overwatch?
We’ve seen so many fails in League come up over the years but none of them made me laugh harder than watching the #1 fail from our Overwatch Top 5 Fails Episode 1. Seeing Winston, this gigantic “scientist” solo cap the base by pushing people away with his ult had me cracking up


 

For people who want to submit videos to you, what advice do you have for them that would help them increase their chances to be featured?
Take your time with submitting and help us by making it detailed but concise! I think a lot of people get excited when they make a big play and they rush to submit it but they don’t realize they mistyped certain key information (like when the play starts) or their description is lacking!

If the description of your play is “Pentakill” and the next guy’s is “We were behind in gold and 2 of our teammates get caught out but through Vayne mechanics and positioning around the fight, we turn things around 3v5 near baron” then you make it much more exciting for us when we load the play.

Granted that’s a small thing because we watch every play, but if your description is good and maybe you mistyped something else in a different category, then we’ll be much more willing to skim through your play to find the action.

For Overwatch – Blizzard currently has no official replay system in place so your submission needs to be as high quality as possible! We won’t feature plays that look like they were recorded on a potato… and that’s saying a lot because well, we love potatoes ;D.

Now that you’ve launched your League of Legends channel on Plays.tv, what’s next for the Protatomonster crew?
To keep innovating our videos and making them higher quality! We have some secret videos coming up within the next month or so that’ll be “game changing” so to speak, so you’ll have to stay tuned to see more!

Any closing thoughts or shout-outs?
To keep innovating our videos and making them higher quality! We have some secret videos coming up within the next month or so that’ll be “game changing” so to speak, so you’ll have to stay tuned to see more!


We’re very excited to have Protatomonster here on Plays.tv! You can check out their brand new League of Legends channel here. Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Plays.tv adds Dota 2 automated highlights and Battle.net account sync

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Dota 2 season is here with The International right around the corner! To celebrate the hype, we are excited to include Dota 2 as the third game to use our Smart Highlights feature. Similar to LoL and CS:GO, it will automatically bookmark key in-game moments to make finding your best plays easier than ever. Continue reading Plays.tv adds Dota 2 automated highlights and Battle.net account sync

Win a Collector’s Edition of Overwatch from us!

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We’re having a blast playing Overwatch and we want to share the fun, so we’re giving away an Overwatch Collector’s Edition for PC! You can enter in just three easy steps:

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We will not be accepting entries from Twitter bots — however, Omnics are welcome to enter our contest. ;)

Our contest runs from  June 9th  – June 24th. We’ll be contacting the winner via Twitter.

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Plays.tv Update: Improved Stream Highlights Viewing Experience and LoL Recommendations

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At Plays.tv, we’ve always believed that gaming’s best moments deserve to be seen. We started out by making it easy to share highlights of your own gameplay, and then made it just as easy to watch and share highlights from your favorite streamers. Now we’re taking it a step further with the introduction of the new stream highlights viewing experience! Continue reading Plays.tv Update: Improved Stream Highlights Viewing Experience and LoL Recommendations

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ESL Pro League: SK Gaming vs. Fnatic
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Top 5 Plays of the Week: League trolling, CSGO: The Musical, and more

Pro plays (and fails) in League of Legends, rampages in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, and an inconceivable Rocket League goal — it’s the top 5 #PlaysOfTheWeek!

WTF 3k retake with noscope by Mrtweeday
The #CSGO AWP kill, knife, and then no-scope all benefit from a 10x multiplier thanks to Mrtweeday’s extemporaneous song/narration. ♫ And behind them, it’s the German guy ♫ Continue reading Top 5 Plays of the Week: League trolling, CSGO: The Musical, and more

Top 5 Plays of the Week: Epic moments in League, Battlefield, and Elite

League of Legends threatened to take over this week’s top 5 #PlaysOfTheWeek, but a Battlefield 4 glitch and some seat-of-the-pants flying in Elite Dangerous: Horizons wouldn’t be denied.

NA LCS Highlight: Zig’s boomerang hook maneuver by Riot Games
Bandageboy captured this amazing LCS moment, as Team Liquid’s Zig uses Nautilus’s Dredge Line to counter Poppy’s ult in #LeagueOfLegends. Continue reading Top 5 Plays of the Week: Epic moments in League, Battlefield, and Elite

Top 5 Plays of the Week: Highly unlikely edition

And in this week’s top 5 #PlaysOfTheWeek, we have an improbable passing play in Rocket League, deaths from above in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, grand theft Udyr in League of Legends, and more….

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Brotherrl probing the limits of credulity with a #RocketLeague give-and-go-and-give. Continue reading Top 5 Plays of the Week: Highly unlikely edition

Top 5 Plays of the Week: Rengar Jukes, Multiple Malygos Missiles, and International Law

We’ve got Rengar leaps, some Hearthstone shenanigans, and a quick lesson on international law in this Top 5 #PlaysOfTheWeek, the first to include Twitch stream highlights!

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There are good jukes in #LeagueOfLegends, and then there’s what happened here.
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