How to Stream League of Legends: A Beginner’s Guide

Streaming League of Legends can be a fun and rewarding experience, whether you’re looking to entertain friends, build a community, or even start a career in gaming. This beginner’s guide will walk you through the essential steps to start streaming League of Legends, including setting up your software, optimizing your settings, and engaging with your audience.


1. Setting Up Your Streaming Software

To begin streaming, you'll need a reliable software to capture and broadcast your gameplay. Three of the most popular options are OBS Studio, Streamlabs, and StreamElements. Each has its own unique features and benefits.

OBS Studio

OBS Studio is a free and open-source software that's highly customizable and widely used by both beginner and professional streamers.


Streamlabs is built on OBS but offers a more user-friendly interface and additional integrated features like alerts, widgets, and themes.


StreamElements provides a browser-based solution that integrates with OBS Studio. It offers powerful overlay management and a range of widgets to enhance your stream.

2. Configuring Your Stream

Once you've chosen and installed your streaming software, it’s time to configure it for optimal performance.

Basic Settings

  • Resolution: For most streams, 720p or 1080p resolution is ideal.
  • Frame Rate: Aim for a smooth 30 FPS (frames per second) or 60 FPS if your hardware can handle it.
  • Bitrate: Adjust your bitrate according to your internet upload speed. A bitrate of 2500-5000 Kbps is recommended for 720p, and 4500-6000 Kbps for 1080p.

Audio Settings

  • Microphone: Ensure your microphone is clear and free from background noise. Test different settings to find the best quality.
  • Game Sound: Balance your game sound with your microphone to ensure your voice is not drowned out.

Scene Setup

  • Gameplay Scene: Capture your game window or display. Make sure it’s properly scaled to fit the screen.
  • Intermission Scene: Have a scene for when you take breaks, with a background image or video, and text like "Be Right Back".
  • Overlay: Add an overlay with your social media handles, latest followers, and donations.

3. Connecting to Your Streaming Platform

Next, you need to connect your streaming software to the platform where you want to broadcast. Popular platforms include Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming.


  1. Sign up or log in to your Twitch account.
  2. Go to your Twitch Dashboard.
  3. Copy your Stream Key.
  4. In your streaming software, paste the Stream Key into the appropriate field under the settings menu.


  1. Sign up or log in to your YouTube account.
  2. Go to YouTube Studio and select "Go Live".
  3. Copy your Stream Key.
  4. Paste the Stream Key into your streaming software settings.

Facebook Gaming

  1. Sign up or log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Go to the Facebook Gaming Creator Portal.
  3. Get your Stream Key.
  4. Enter the Stream Key into your streaming software.

4. Going Live

Before going live, make sure to do a test stream to check for any technical issues.

Test Stream

  1. Set your stream to "Private" or "Unlisted" depending on the platform.
  2. Go live and monitor the stream quality and audio levels.
  3. Adjust settings as needed.

Engaging with Your Audience

  • Chat Interaction: Keep an eye on your chat and respond to viewers’ comments and questions.
  • Alerts: Use alerts for new followers, subscribers, and donations to engage with your audience and show appreciation.
  • Consistency: Stream regularly and at consistent times to build a loyal audience.

5. Enhancing Your Stream

Overlays and Alerts

Use overlays and alerts to make your stream more engaging. Customize these through Streamlabs or StreamElements to fit your brand and style.

Social Media

Promote your stream on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Discord to attract more viewers.

Feedback and Improvement

Always look for feedback from your audience and make improvements to your stream. Whether it’s improving audio quality, tweaking graphics, or enhancing your content, continuous improvement is key to growth.


Streaming League of Legends can be a rewarding experience, whether you’re looking to build a community or start a career. By choosing the right software, optimizing your settings, and engaging with your audience, you can create a high-quality stream that attracts and retains viewers. Happy streaming!

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