After Riot co-founder Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill accused him in a reddit comment of not doing all he could to help the competitive scene, TSM owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh has responded in a post on his TwitLonger account.
The post discusses the relationship between Riot and the LCS teams, as Riot has much more control over the LCS teams than other professional sports leagues.
Another major point of discussion regards the timing of patches. Patch 6.15, which introduced major laneswap changes came after the entire split, which rankled many in the scene. Regi addresses this by saying:
“The system should reward those players who have dedicated the most time and energy to preparing for Worlds, but introducing a new patch near the end of the season knocks everyone back to the starting point.”
It is clear Reginald desires a more active role in the league’s makeup and how patches are placed. As he says, “the players and community just need more understanding about the timing of changes to competitive gameplay.” Communication will be key between the two parties.
To catch up on the situation, here are some resources:
Response to the statement: