Spectator Mode FAQs


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Nov 4, 2018
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I want to spectate a game. How can I access Spectator Mode?
When you are browsing for a custom game in League of Legends, you will now have the option to join that game as a spectator.
Alternatively, you can choose to become a spectator after joining the game lobby as a player.

What games am I allowed to spectate?
Spectator Mode is available in all game mode as of the moment. Spectator game mode availability is subject to change without prior notice.

Is there a penalty for leaving the game as a spectator?
No. As a spectator you can leave a game at any time. Additionally, you can no longer reconnect to a game once you have left.

If I disconnect, can I reconnect to a game that I am spectating?
Yes. If you got disconnected while spectating a game you will be presented with the option to reconnect to the game that you were spectating.

Will it be easy to compare team stats in Spectator Mode?
Yes. Team gold, team kills, and tower kills will be prominently displayed as part of the Spectator Mode heads up display.

Will I earn Xp or IP for spectating a game?
No. You will not receive XP and IP for spectating a game.

Will the addition of spectators into a game cause performance issues for the other players?
No. The players in game should not experience performance related issues based on problems the spectators are having.