Riot Korea recently made headlines after it appeared as though they were building a stadium to house the LCK. Today, Riot Korea held a press conference to announce its plans for the future of LCK as it looks to house the competition under one roof run by Riot. Here's a breakdown of the news, courtesy of RallyJaffa:
- Riot will take over the broadcast for the LCK starting 2019. The stadium will be ready in September 2018.
- Still in talks with OGN and SpoTV over continued partnership (Very little detail provided on this).
- Riot keen to highlight that they are committed to the LCK longterm as they've leased the stadium until 2029.
- Riot KR were fully in charge of this decision. Head office only okayed the decision.
- LCK will not follow the NA and EU LCS and will remain a Bo3 format.
- Caster decisions have yet to be finalized, however, Riot is confident they will provide a strong casting crew.
- Riot committed 7.4million dollars to the Korean LoL scene in 2017.
Wary of the changes, but will wait and see before making a decision. (10)
Excited to see what Riot comes up with. (9)
LCK is dead. Push me to the edge. (6)
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Your vote: What are your thoughts on the changes?
(Vote): Excited to see what Riot comes up with.
(Vote): Wary of the changes, but will wait and see before making a decision.
(Vote): Bring back OGN Champions. Peak of LoL.
(Vote): LCK is dead. Push me to the edge.