Originally Posted by itsKarma
Keep it so that we see the names of the players involved and maybe their elo added in there as well.
I keep mousing over the names hoping to see a pro. I personally won't just spectate a game simply because I see what champions are in the lineup. And it is really annoying to keep mousing over.
I spectated a random feature game because I thought one of the players had a funny name. I think its better to give us more information first hand, than having us do the extra step =) The animation is cool and all, but I don't really need it. (Sorry to whoever worked on the mouse over animation, its cool!)
Well, our data suggests that more people enjoy seeing champions than players. Not everyone knows who HotshotGG is, and to them the names were unnecessary. We left it in for people to check out if they want to. If anything, it's better that people can't just scrape for celebrities now because we want to balance out the games being spectated (rather than funnel 600k people into one game)
We also decided not to show the ratings involved because A) not all games are ranked (we don't wanna show normal ratings), B ) People would only watch the highest rated game, even if by only a few points, which would defeat the purpose of giving you options / variety and C) the game ratings are weighted because people usually have higher normal Elo than ranked Elo and we didn't want to have people wondering why there's a 1700 ranked team when there are 2400 solo games (with similar skilled players).