In an expected move, the LCS will select a new partner that will replace Echo Fox. A 30-day application process similar to its 2017 system will be used to find a buyer for the soon-to-be vacant LCS spot and launch the team just in time for 2020.
LCS commissioner and Head of League Operations for the League Championship Series Chris “Grza” Greeley also added that he will greatly consider “ownership profile, brand strategy, business plan, and team operational plan” in evaluating each applicant.
Earlier this in July, US-based company Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Echo Fox were in discussion regarding the latter’s LCS spot. However, the negotiations did not follow through as the former decided to pull out after a lawsuit was filed by P1/Sentinels over the negotiations.
The LCS had also issued an official warning to Echo Fox to “take appropriate corrective action” following an issue over racist comments made by a member of Echo Fox’s ownership group.