Originally Posted by Aidan
Won't this turn out horribly if people decide to spectate high ELO games? I mean there are already 2k - 4k viewers on streams, could the servers even manage to handle that many spectators? :S
There wont be an issue if there engineers are not drunk, in short, amount of data that is sent/received should be the same or less as playing normal game - less due the fact thatyou dont send much information (no spells, skill movement) only moving your view.
However there might be more deeper things, how info is updated in real gama differs from spectator mode, for example how fast some statuses are updated etc.
In shport, i seriously doubt that there would be more server/network load in spectator than normal.