The Golden State Warriors will reportedly have yet more NA LCS representation. According to a report from ESPN Esports, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob, along with his son and Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, have secured a spot in the newly-franchised NA LCS.
ESPN also reports that the bid from the Lacobs represents the first accepted non-endemic bid in the NA LCS.
The news follows a previous report from SportsBusiness Journal that the Golden State Warriors had submitted an application to join the League of Legends league.
The NBA franchise already has some ties to the league. Peter Guber, a part owner of the Warriors, is part of ownership group aXiomatic, which owns the controlling interest in Team Liquid. Golden State Warrior co-owner Chamath Palihapitiya was part of a Series A funding round that raised money for Cloud9 in March.
An announcement regarding the final 10 teams for the 2018 season is expected this month.
theScore esports has reached out to the Golden State Warriors for comment.
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