The Best Guide About How to Spectate Games in LoL

Find out everything about How to Spectate Games in League of Legends and start watching your best friends games at the summoner’s rift with our guide!

The Best Guide About How to Spectate Games in LoL
The Best Guide About How to Spectate Games in LoL

If you enjoy watching your friends games in League of Legends client, then you're lucky. In this guide, we will talk about all the methods and ways you can use the RIOT games spectator mode to watch your friends entire game, in game stats, team fights, gold totals and basically all the important information you need to analyze your friends gameplay. Let's start!

All You Need To Know About The Spectator Mode in League of Legends

If you want to spectate your friends games because you want to see their game stats in normal games or ranked games, or you just enjoy watching your friends while they play league of Legends, then the process is pretty easy and RIOT Games has developed an useful tool to allow players to spectate games without any problem. However, there are some conditions you may follow to spectate League of Legends games:

  • You may have opened your League of Legends client
  • You may have added the player you want to spectate into your friends list.
  • You may wait at least 4 minutes before watching a league of legends game.
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How to use the spectator mode in League of Legends?

In LoL, you can observe from Aram games to custom games, any single game can be spectated in the video game, if you only have added that other player into your friends list. It's important to understand that, as a spectator, you're not going to have a champion, or team affiliation, and you won't even participate in the champion select process.

How to spectate games league of legends

In the spectator mode, you can also remove the fog of war, jump into the summoners rift and have a global view of the game, check for both teams position, see all champions in the map, check if any friend is AFK, etc. Here is a list of steps you may be following to use the spectator mode properly:

  1. Open your league of legends client
  2. Check your friends list.
  3. Right click above the summoners name of the player you want to spectate.
  4. Select the option "View game"
  5. Wait some minutes to access the spectator mode.

Remember: You may only access in the spectator mode after the match you want to watch passes at least 4 minutes. Spectating player without this condition would be unfair for both teams and it's not allowed in League of Legends. This was proof in the RIOT Games beta testing of the spectator mode.

How to spectate games league of legends


The spectator mode is an amazing way to analyze your friend's games, having fun by watching their games, taking a look into their in game stats, watch the champions they use or the champion one of your friends prefer. If you make a correct use of spectator mode you can even learn about your gameplay and get any idea to improve and get the best level in lol. By following the steps above, you will be able to spectate any friend list game as a guess.

What to do if the Spectator mode in League of Legends is stuck?

If you've been using the spectator mode to watch any custom league game, ARAM game or ranked game of your friends, then you may face any stuck issue in your League client. But, don't worry, to solve this issue you don't have to access your config files or something else. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the gear icon to open settings in your LoL client.
  2. Browse to client / general and press the tab.
  3. Uncheck low spec mode.
  4. Restart.

If this doesn't work, you may just restart your League of Legends client and wait some minutes to initiate the spectator mode. However, if you're still facing the same issue, you may try to take a look at our guide about what to do if League of Legends screen is stuck. There you will find how to use config files in your favor, etc.

How to spectate games league of legends


Playing LoL is an amazing way to spend time with your friends, but if you're looking to improve your game mechanics or just have fun by watching your friends, then you can use the spectator modes by RIOT Games and start spectating any game at the summoner rift. Lastly, there is no limit put by RIOT Games about how many players can spectate a game, so, many people can spectate the same game!
That's all for our LoL game guide about how to spectate LoL matches, remember that all you need is to add your friend summoner name into your friend list and wait for him to be playing. If you're looking to learn more about League of legends, then you may take a look at our guide about how to fix ping spikes in League of legends or, take a look at our guide about the best mouse sens in LoL. See you at the summoner's rift!