Rumors are about a merger of LCS, LLA and CBLOL in the LoL Americas region
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Rumors are about a merger of LCS, LLA and CBLOL in the LoL Americas region

It’s a new era for the LCS, CBLOL and LLA as they are reportedly merging into one region.

According to members of the League of Legends community, a meeting was held tonight that cemented the merger of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) with the Latin American Liga Latinoamérica (LLA) and Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLOL). form a general Americas region for LoL.

Late on the evening of June 10, news began to emerge that suggested massive changes were coming to the LCS and LLA. The first signs came from community members talking about an important meeting between Riot Games and many of its esports franchises. It appears that this alleged meeting involved a massive merger between the North American and South American leagues, consolidating both leagues into one American region, taking a page from Valorant’s book.

There are rumors that the LCS will merge with the Americas region

Riot Games has long been looking for a solution to the constantly declining viewership and engagement of the LCS, which the developer alluded to in May in a post on the LoL Esports website titled “Adjusting our LoL Esports strategy.” In this post, the developer talked about re-evaluating their systems, with unclear changes to come. According to emerging reports, the largest of them is the consolidation of LCS, CBLOL and LLA into one region. The first mention came from Nick “LS” DeCesare, who wrote on Twitter: “The future of the LCS has just been decided, now we wait and see when it comes out.”

Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles then explained what this meant, consistent with his previous speculations about the future of the LCS. According to MonteCristo, the LCS will move to one region in the Americas. In recent years, LCS has seen increasing integration of LATAM with Spanish-language streams, recent integration of LLA broadcast technologies, and more.

The connection currently seems extremely plausible, as it would reflect Riot Games’ regional approach to Valorant. Aligning the regional system for both esports makes it easier to create a universal infrastructure for both Riot and organizations, and consolidates LCS, CBLOL and LLA viewership into one stream.