The North American LCS Franchise Teams have been announced.

A total of ten teams will be included in the franchise after months of discussion between the esports organisations and Riot.

The teams involved are as follows:

  • Team SoloMid
  • Golden Guardians (extension of Golden State Warriors)
  • Cloud9
  • FlyQuest
  • Echo Fox
  • Clutch Gaming (Houston Rockets esports venture)
  • 100 Thieves (Nadeshot’s organisation backed with funding from the Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Team Liquid
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming

Overall, over half of the teams involved in this big step for League of Legends as an esport are affiliated with the NBA in some way, shape or form.

These teams are set to compete in the upcoming 2018 League of Legends Championship Series.