How To Stream League Of Legends: 5 Bulletproof Tips

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League of Legends has been one of the most popular games worldwide for a very long time now, so it’s no surprise that there are always people who would like to start streaming League of Legends.

While you play League Of Legends, you could stream it on different platforms, and which one it will be, it’s completely down to your preference.

In this article, you’ll see how to stream League of Legends on Twitch, as well as on Discord, so let’s get into it.

Streaming League Of Legends On Twitch

To stream the League of Legends game on Twitch, you first need to have a Twitch account before you decide to start streaming.

You will also need a video capture device, so when you start playing the actual game, your live streaming could be as good as it can be on this gaming platform.

So, if you want to be a game streamer for League of Legends, here is a detailed step-by-step guide on what you need to do.

How To Stream League Of Legends

1. Create A Scene

To have your stream be nice to look at, it needs to be well-organized, and the best way to do that is to get into creating scenes that you will then switch between during live streaming.

As OBS Studio is a free resource website that a lot of people use, I will be talking about how you can create a new scene in OBS, but in case you use Streamlabs instead or any other streaming software, don’t worry, as this process is not only very similar among many different types of streaming software, but it’s just generally quite easy to do.

Here is how you should go about creating a scene:

  • Enter the OBS main window, find the + sign that’s located just below the list of scenes, and click on it
  • A dialogue box will appear, and in it, you should enter the name of the scene you’re trying to create
  • Click OK

That’s it! You’ve successfully created a scene for your video game, so you will now be able to automatically switch between different scenes after you’ve started streaming.

2. Add League Of Legends Through Game Capture

Using Game Capture as your source comes with some great features, but a lot of people in the gaming industry decided not to include web-based content as something that can be done through Game Capture.

This stands for League of Legends, too, but of course, there is a workaround for it, and here are the steps you need to take:

  • Open OBS Studio and go to the Settings window
  • Find the Add Source button and click on it
  • Choose Desktop Capture
  • Click on Apps
  • Select the lobby window
  • Add the League of Legends in-game window as Game Capture

By doing this, you’re now going to be able to record and stream the game lobby and then easily switch to the main game.

That will actually happen automatically once you start to play League of Legends.

The window capture option is becoming the game capture option, in a way.

3. Add Webcam And Where To Position The Camera For League Of Legends

When you stream League of Legends, just as in any other game, it’s important to consider where your webcam will be placed.

But before that, let’s see how to add the camera as a Source in your OBS Studio before you start to stream League of Legends:

  • First, connect the camera to your computer
  • Open the OBS Studio
  • To add a new source, which is essentially what your webcam is, find the Sources section and click on the + icon.
  • When you see the menu that will appear, among all of the options, choose the Video Capture Device option
  • After this, the Create/Select source window will appear
  • Type in the name of your webcam, or however you want to name this source in the Create New box
  • Click on OK
  • When the Properties menu appears, find the button that says Device from the drop-down menu, and choose your webcam device
  • Click on OK

And that’s it, your webcam is now added as a new source in the OBS, and you will have it on while streaming League of Legends.

When it comes to the positioning, there is a big chance that in order for the stream quality and the overall watch experience to be good, you have to move the facecam a bit.

But generally, having your facecam positioned on the left side of the screen while you’re playing has mostly proven to be the best option, no matter if it’s in the bottom or upper corner or somewhere in the middle.

It seems that this position is what the viewers usually enjoy the most, so when it’s not in the way of the gameplay, for example, when something very important is happening there, it’s completely okay to have it in that spot on the screen.

4. Add An Overlay On Your League Of Legends Stream

Overlays are a great visual addition for both viewers and streamers, so when you decide to start streaming LOL, make sure that the first thing you do is download some high-quality overlays that fit the theme.

There are a lot of different kinds o overlays for different aspects of the stream, and it’s usually not that hard to find some free resource website where you can download them, but even if you have to pay a bit in order to have good overlays on your scenes, it usually ends up being worth it.

So, here’s what you need to do to set up a good overlay before you start to stream the League of Legends game:

  • Open the OBS Studio software
  • Find the Scenes box and click on the + icon
  • When a pop-up window appears, put in the name you want for this scene and press OK
  • Now find the Sources box and click on the + icon there
  • In the pop-up menu, choose the Image option
  • In the new menu that will appear, put in the title that you want your stream overlay to have, and click on OK
  • A new window will appear, and then in it, you should click on the Browse button, find the file of your overlay and select it
  • In the preview, you can use the Alt Cropping method to resize it in case something doesn’t fit

And that’s it!

5. Add Microphone To Your Stream

Finally, the voice channel in your stream is very important, so now we’ll see how to add a microphone to your OBS Studio before you start to stream League of Legends:

  • Firstly, you need to connect your microphone to your computer
  • Open your Sound settings in the Settings window
  • Type in “manage audio” in the start menu and choose the Manage audio devices option
  • From the pop-up menu, choose your microphone
  • Click on Properties
  • In the Levels section, make sure to set the Microphone Boost all the way down, and the Microphone slider should be all the way up
  • Open your OBS and start talking normally, and then adjust your microphone in OBS, making sure that your microphone line is in the yellow area and that even if you yell, it doesn’t go into the red
  • The Desktop audio should stay within the green levels
  • Test the settings in OBS by using the test record, and eventually add some filters if it sounds like it’s needed

And that’s it, and your voice channel is completely ready for you to stream League of Legends!

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How To Stream League Of Legends On Discord

If you are not looking to make a huge audience for your streams, and would rather just do something that will broadcast your gameplay to your friends, then Discord has you covered.

So, let’s see how to stream League of Legends on Discord:

  • Open your Discord desktop app
  • Choose the server that you want to stream how you’re playing games to
  • If needed, create a new server for this purpose
  • Select the voice channel you want to have in your Discord stream
  • Then, the app will offer you to choose between Screen and Video options, and you should choose the first one
  • Discord will then probably recognize your game, so in the window that pops up, choose League of Legends and click on the Go Live button
  • In case there are some settings that you want to change up, just hover over the mini stream icons and go into the Stream Settings

And that’s everything you need to know about how to stream League of Legends in your Discord instead of the Twitch app if that’s what fits your preferences better.

Streaming Games And League Of Legends Without Lags In OBS Studio

Obviously, you want to have your stream your video game with everything going smoothly, and in order for that to happen, you have to avoid lags in OBS.

While this can depend on the game modes as much as OBS itself, it is mostly dependent on your RAM, so before you get into this any further, it’s important to make sure that you have a RAM that can deal with it.

In case there are some lagging problems, it’s best to consider getting an upgrade for your RAM.


League of Legends is a very popular game for a reason, and even though the community of gamers is a bit saturated, no matter if you plan to stream on YouTube or Twitch, it’s very likely that you will have to bring something new to the world.

When it comes to how to stream League of Legends, the easiest way to do so is to go with software like OBS or Streamlabs and just set everything up like you would any other game.

All in all, it’s not at all hard to start with this, so if you’ve been procrastinating it for a time, let this be a sign for you to enter the world of League of Legends streams.


How do I get Streamlabs to stream League of Legends?

Just like in any other streaming software, all you need to do is choose your game window as one of the scenes in the Streamlabs Scenes section.

How do I stream League of Legends on Twitch?

To stream LOL on Twitch, you first have to have a Twitch account, a streaming software of choice, and set everything up just like you would with any other game, and then choose the right category, as that’s how Twitch filters streams.

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