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Riot Games extend franchising application deadline

by Sasha Erfanian, Josh Bury Jul 20
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The application period for a spot in the franchised 2018 NA LCS has been extended to July 28 from the original deadline of July 14, according to a Riot Games spokesperson.

The decision was made "to allow some applicants a bit more time to pull everything together to submit," the spokesperson said.

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On June 1, Riot officially announced the franchising of the NA LCS with an application period running until July 14. Applicants were expected to provide a full business plan with information regarding fan engagement and infrastructure.

According to a Yahoo Esports interview with Riot Games' co-heads of esports Whalen Rozelle and Jarred Kennedy, the price tag on each spot starts at $10 million while ESPN's Imad Khan reported that non-current NA LCS teams would have to pay an additional $3 million.

Josh "Gauntlet" Bury is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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