Today Riot Games announced its LCS Game Changers program – directed towards supporting women who are high ELO League of Legends players. The program aims to transition them into amateur and professional leagues. The event will run over two weeks and Riot will begin taking applications starting August 24.
Introducing #LCS Game Changers, Coming September 2021
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) August 24, 2021
What is LCS Game Changers?
The primary goal of the event is to serve as a training and a scouting ground to provide women with a pipeline to enter esports. Riot will be selecting 10 women through an application process in order to work with various LCS coaches and staff. Over the course of the event, participants will receive training and mentorship in order to diversify the pool of amateur and professional places in the LCS.
The event this year will be fully-remote and will be a scouting grounds-like event. The participants will group up into teams, and receive coaching in order to improve their skills. The players will also be able to practice their skills, scrim against internal and external teams and work with analysts to improve gameplay. LCS Game Changers will also feature guest speakers who will talk about being a pro and how to improve mental resilience. The entire event will work towards improving the ecosystem for women.
The event will compete in a best of five match in order to demonstrate the skills that were learned. A highlight of the event will be the opportunity for these players to network with other relevant members in the industry. Hopefully, this event will break esport’s stigma of being a male dominated industry.
Player Application Opens – August 24
Player Selection – September 3
Event Start – September 27
Event Conclusion – October 8
Players must be 13 years of age or older.
Participants must be residents of the United States or Canada.
Players must be able to attend the full two weeks of the event.
Participants must have the ability to submit game footage recordings.