Riot Games has remained quiet about the process of transitioning to a franchise model for next year’s North American LCS. Finally, this week, we got an update on how things were moving along. Riot received over a hundred proposals from various organizations to franchise, and has culled them down to a few finalists. They have confirmed ten teams will be present in the LCS next season. The final teams will be revealed in November ahead of free agency, which begins on the 21st.