Forrige måned kunne vi fortelle at Riot Games skal innføre en rekke store endringer til nord-amerikanske LCS, og nå har sjefene i noen av de største esportorganisasjonen snakket med Red Bull Esports om det som ble annonsert. Marty Strenczewilk, medgrunnlegger og sjef for Splyce sa følgende:
"There are a lot of amazing things to read in the announcement that were, I think, defining moments for esports as a genre, not just League of Legends. True revenue sharing, that reflects what we see in places like the NBA. 'Hey players, you're guaranteed to make this much money, but if we make more, you share it too' - just like basketball or other sports like that. All those great ways for this to be very successful."
Immortals-sjefen Noah Whinston la deretter til:
"Honestly, Riot probably could have asked for more money. The fact that they didn't gives me a lot of confidence in their desire not to find the partners that are willing to break out the biggest cheque books, but the partners that share their long term view and their philosophy. I think it was a real show of good faith by Riot."
"I would say that the application process is incredibly important not just for Riot, but even for me. I want to be a part of North American LCS franchising and if I'm going to be a part of that permanent partnership, I want to make sure that all the other teams that I'm working alongside are similarly well capitalised, similarly well run, and similarly motivated philosophically so that I know that we're all building the league together. Ultimately, that's what's going to make sure that the league succeeds in the long term. If you just lock in the 10 teams, there's too much of a risk that people aren't going to be on the same page."
Sjefene virker i hvert fall fornøyde. Vi håper det også vil gjelde spillerne og publikum etter at endringene trer i kraft.