Press release

LCS 2024 Update: John Needham

The following is a statement from John Needham, President of Esports at Riot Games on the 2024 LCS season: 

“Last week, we spoke with all LCS partnered teams to convey our commitment to the LoL Esports ecosystem in North America and share our plans to reshape the league. In 2024, the LCS will be an 8-team league, as we made the mutual decision with Golden Guardians and Evil Geniuses to exit them from the LCS. This change will allow us to be much more flexible as we prepare to restructure the league for future success. We made this change prior to free agency that begins today to allow impacted players the ability to pursue opportunities with other teams or leagues. A big thanks to GG and EG, two teams who have provided many memorable moments for LCS fans. While we can’t discuss additional details at this time, we’ll do so as soon and as often as possible. We’re very eager to outline the full, long-term global strategy for the LCS and LoL Esports in early 2024.”