Riot Games unveils details of new NA LCS format in 2018

League of Legends developer Riot Games has released details on how they will implement major restructuring of the format of North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) in 2018.Riot Games

In their three-point plan to restructure the existing NA LCS format, Riot will now implement a permanent partners scheme within the NA LCS, scrap the existing Challenger Series and build a NA LCS Player’s Association. The changes, according to the announcement by Riot,

was intended to:

  1. change the league structure to encourage long-term investments,
  2. promote revenue sharing to provide “a better foundation for teams”, and
  3. pive pro players a “larger voice and better protection.”

NA LCS Player Association

This year, Riot will be the main staple in the founding of a Player’s Association for all NA LCS players until they are ready to self-fund the association themselves, or opt to convert it to an independent Players’ Union.

Representatives in the Player’s Association will be voted in by the players themselves but are to act independently. While having a seat at the table in league decisions,

the representatives are also tasked with providing vetted access to support services and resources such as agents, lawyers, financial advisers.-JUSTPLAY

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