League of Legends enables players to observe games in progress in Spectator Mode. Spectator Mode is different from a normal player’s perspective in a number of ways. For starters, a spectating player has no champion to command or team affiliation. Instead, he is able to jump to the perspective of either team, following the action as they see it. A spectator can even opt to remove the fog of war altogether for a truly global view of the battlefield. Additionally the spectator will be able to quickly and easily reference information on either team such as in-game stats, item builds, gold totals, and ability cooldowns.
Spectator mode can be an excellent tool for those players interested in learning more of the nuances of League of Legends gameplay, or for shoutcasters interested in commentating on competitive play.
I want to spectate a game. How can I access Spectator Mode?
When you are browsing for a custom League of Legends game you will now have the option to join that game as a spectator. Alternatively, you can elect to become a spectator after joining the game lobby as a player.
What games am I allowed to spectate?
Is there a penalty for leaving a game as a spectator?
If I disconnect, can I reconnect to a game that I am spectating?
Will it be able easy to compare team stats in Spectator Mode?
Will I earn XP or IP for spectating a game?
Will the addition of spectators into a game cause performance issues for the other players?
What are Riot’s plans for Spectator mode?
How can I view individual player statistics and information?
To view an individual player’s items and statistics, you can click on that player to select them. If you would like to compare two individual players, pressing Tab will bring up a scoreboard showing the individual stats of all players on each team. This includes: kills, deaths, assists, minion kills, current items, personal score, current gold, and total gold.
Is there a way to compare the stats of two players?
Pressing Tab or the ‘O’ key will bring up a scoreboard showing the individual stats of all players on each team. This includes: kills, deaths, assists, minion kills, current items, personal score, current gold, and total gold.
Will I be able to lock the camera on a player that I want to follow?
Yes. There is an option to lock the camera on your current target through a variety of methods: You can double-click the champion, select it and press “Y”, or directly follow it through the menu at the bottom left corner
Will I be able to quickly jump from one player’s perspective to another?
Yes. You can easily jump from observing one player to another by clicking on the appropriate portrait on the left or right side. Alternatively, each player can be selected from the drop down menu in the bottom left corner.
Will I have the option to remove/activate the fog of war while spectating?
Will I be able to access the shop to look at items while I am spectating a game?
Will I be able to view player chat while spectating a game?
Can I chat with the players while I am spectating a game?
Can I chat with the other spectators while I am spectating a game?
Will I be able to ping the map or view player pings while spectating a game?
Yes. As a spectator, the blue team’s pings will appear blue and the purple team’s pings will appear purple. A spectator may also ping the map, but their pings are intended as a tool for shoutcasting and will not be viewable by the other players in the game.
How many players are allowed to spectate a single game?
Am I able to spectate a game that is already in progress?
Will spectating players be able to tell my opponents what’s happening?
Am I able to kick a spectator from the game lobby before the game starts?
Will spectators be able to see what champions both teams have picked in Champion Select?
Will there be privacy settings that I can use to restrict who can spectate my games?
Game hosts have the option to allow or disallow spectators. Players also must join your game as a spectator through the custom game lobby. If you are not comfortable with a player spectating your game, you will have the option to kick or ban them from the lobby before the game starts.