It seems like documentaries, particularly about MOBAs or the competitive nature of eSports, are coming out every month now. You’ve probably watched many of them and maybe enjoyed some of them, too. Trying to offer something a bit different, Riot Games has released the “Live / Play” documentary above, and I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Live / Play is a bit on the shorter side time wise, but makes up for it by only using League of Legends as a unifying theme. Yes, eSports players are featured, but so are cosplayers, casual fans, and even robot builders. Live / Play follows five members of this incredibly diverse community—a young fisherman in Iceland, an Egyptian student, a Brazilian cosplayer, an amateur robot inventor from Korea, and an aspiring eSports professional in the United States.

Directed by Nathan Caswell & Jeremiah Zagar, Live / Play gives not only a glimpse into the wide diversity of League of Legends players, but also a view of the many different ways players become fans of the game or its franchise.

Grab a drink, sit down for half and hour and enjoy a short film produced by Riot Games.

the author

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Casper on September 1, 2015

    So glad Team8 shut down that trash talking neck-beard. For real.

  2. SplanderMann on August 16, 2015

    LoL has over 65 mil players .. that’s cool for a game… and there are some brain farted hardcore yogurt gamers wannabe who must hate something … because #mainstream #12-14yold..

  3. Veshuma on August 14, 2015

    League is shit. Thank the community for that. Oh, and riot for not knowing wtf they’re doing.

    • yanch on August 16, 2015

      Wtf…. You must be bronze !!! Dude use mute !

      • magicOnion on August 16, 2015

        Most of them ( haters ) don’t even know how to play … they just talk bullsh1t on the internet because … you know … Keyboard Warriors.. + some DotA2 players how hate LoL because is way more popular …

  4. kek on August 13, 2015

    Dota 2 still better.

  5. RavorsMalody on August 13, 2015

    Not a single one of them was from NA. Not even canada. I quit League over a year ago and damn glad I did

  6. Remb on August 13, 2015

    Nothing more than propaganda to bring in more revenue and recognition.

    • opisop on August 16, 2015

      Well… What game is not made for money ???
      Point at least one damn game and I will bow to you…
      P.S : I talk about big games not some 8 bit shit made from a carrot.

  7. ToxicLolPlayer on August 13, 2015

    Funny how none mentioned about how toxic league can be and most of the time never rewarding and a complete waste of time of a game.

  8. trav on August 12, 2015

    I guess im the only one who liked it lol and i dont even play league

  9. superfrosty on August 12, 2015

    i like it

  10. LOLUMAD on August 12, 2015

    Eat a d1ck Riot Games.

  11. wow... on August 12, 2015

    Holy crap please die

    • cvbag on August 16, 2015

      Why?? Just because you dont like it ?

  12. DC on August 12, 2015

    this is starting to be annoying.