Hello, I am a stranger in a strange land and my curiosity doth overtake me:
- How long does one competitive-level LoL match usually last?
My experience with watching ~competitive games~ ranges from things as short as Crypt of the Necrodancer Cadence races (<10 minutes a run means Bo3s are over in under half an hour) to things as long as TF2 Highlander payload matches (Bo3, but each single “match” is actually two payload matches back-to-back with the attacking/defending positions reversed). Both of these “scenes” are small and low-key compared to things like LoL, and I don’t know how much those kind of things factor into not feeling overwhelmed.
- In high-level LoL matches, how much side commentary is there, typically?
When I watched some Overwatch tournament videos on Youtube some weeks ago (…despite never having played the game), I was mildly surprised by how much fluff there was in terms of talking heads, interviews with everybody, pre-recorded clips of the team members, etc. Is that just Overwatch/just that one fancy tournament in particular, or is this typical of highly commercialized “esport” game tournaments in general?