The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now.
In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run. Riot has a history of doing whatever they want and when they want to do it, and the owners aren’t terribly happy about it. Whether it’s Riot’s tendency to release game-changing patches at questionable times, the alleged low pay of players and talent, or simply the way that they communicate with the scene, the grievances have piled up and we’re reaching what appears to be a boiling point.