After bans were handed down to Renegades and Team Impulse, two spots remain open in the North American League of Legends Championship Series. Those spots are required to be sold by May 18, and it appears one of those sales may be close to done. North American esports organization EnVyUs has agreed to terms with Renegades on a deal worth more than $1 million, DailyDot reports.
Founded in 2007, EnVyUs has been a staple in shooting games, winning the MLG Pro League Season 3 in Call of Duty and also holding teams in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War and Halo 5. In CS:GO, EnVy finished in second place at ESL One Cologned 2015 and won DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015. EnVy's first venture into MOBAs was with Smite, winning the Xbox One tournament at the 2016 Smite World Championship.
The deal is still subject to Riot's approval, DailyDot reports.
Earlier this month, Yahoo reported EnVy plans on building an esports facility with a "LAN center, studio, arena and training facility."
"Not only will we run our own small events, potential tournaments, or viewing sessions for our players, but it's also just for esports events in general," he said. "I think right now it's very much a situation where people are at home watching esports on Twitch, watching it on streams and you're very isolated. You don't get to share that experience with other people...we want to change that and let people enjoy esports in a communal setting."
If the reported figure of more than $1 million is accurate, that's slightly more than what Echo Fox paid for Gravity's NA LCS spot before last split.