Complexity, Luminosity parent companies reportedly offered to replace departing LCS orgs

This past month, the LCS downsized, with both Evil Geniuses and Golden Guardians exiting the top North American LoL league. But before Riot even proposed buyouts to the teams in the league, other organizations outside the LCS had been actively discussing potential buy-ins.

Per a report from esports reporter Jacob Wolf detailing the departures of both EG and GG from the LCS, organizations GameSquare Esports (owners of FaZe and Complexity), Enthusiast Gaming (owners of Luminosity Gaming and CDL franchise Seattle Surge), and DarkZero Esports had all expressed interest in buying their way into the LCS. According to Wolf, these organizations held discussions with both the LCS teams that ended up staying and the ones that left.