The LCS is starting back up next week, when the Summer Split is set to kick off, but before that the league has announced a new partner that is joining its ranks: Espat AI. Espat, a digital media licensing platform dedicated to esports and gaming, will be part of the LCS as the official photo licensing partner.
The deal will see Espat host a variety of LCS digital photo collections starting with the 2021 Summer Split that aims to "capture and distribute key photographic moments on broadcast, at the Arena and behind the scenes throughout the LCS season, for editorial and commercial use," as the announcement reads. Espat will also be the home to the LCS digital media archives.
The deal is slated to span multiple years, but there has been no information about the financials of the deal.