Celtics news: Gordon Hayward featured as guest analyst during League of Legends tournament
League of Legends is one of the most played games in the world right now. With over a 100 million users each month, the game has become an online phenomenon. There are tournaments around the world with multi-million dollar prize-pools, and there are serious teams out there which rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars monthly.
The popularity of the game was mostly shown through viewership numbers. In 2016, it was widely reported that more people watched the final showdown in the biggest League of Legends tournament than the iconic Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
We have not seen many crossovers between this eSport and basketball, other than one character having a mode where he is dressed as a basketball player. However, one huge NBA player was actually a guest during a big tournament in the U.S.
New Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward provided his opinion during a North American League of Legends Championship Series event in Boston. Hayward did not speak much, but he was featured during the livestream of the event on Twitch.tv.
Hayward was recently introduced as a Celtic, along with new point guard Kyrie Irving, by head coach Brad Stevens and GM Danny Ainge. Hayward outlined his excitement to work with coach Stevens again, and to play with one of the best guards in the NBA, Kyrie Irving.