Professional players in North America have formed an association with a direct line of communication to Riot, according to a report from Dot Esports. The association has already gained support from the analogous LCS player association.

This association has been informed by Riot about the upcoming partnership model and its formation comes in the wake of several organizations dropping their rosters. They will not receive any funding from Riot and will act independently, though they are said to have a healthy relationship with the developer. They have supposedly already established bi-weekly regular meetings with Riot representatives to discuss policy matters – mostly concerning the tier-two competitive scene.

The association reportedly consists of around 30 players so far, including eminent and experienced individuals like Joshua “ steel ” Nissan, Anthony “ vanity ” Malaspina, and Yassine “ Subroza ” Taoufik.