Representing League of Legends esports players in North America, the LCS Players Association (PA) announced new leadership and executives, including Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya.
The LCS PA is proud to announce new leadership and our vision for helping players: pic.twitter.com/teqduxUn4w
— LCS Players Association (@NALCSPA) May 26, 2021
The LCS PA made the reveal this morning by sharing the new leaders for the players and a new board of directors. On the player side, Darshan will lead the way as president, accompanied by vice-presidents Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in and Samson “Lourlo” Jackson. After playing competitively in the LCS and LCS Academy since early March, this choice of a leader is perfect. Although his past few years primarily set him in the academy scene, his experience is still invaluable overall.
As for the board of directors, they will make sure the LCS PA is able to succeed from the executive standpoint. The board is comprised of Jason Docton, Stephen Ellis, Ryan Fairchild, Lauren Gaba Flanagan, and Brian Tran. Finally, since posting a job opening back in January, the organization found a new overall leader. Phillip Aram will be the new full-time executive director to ensure the LCS Players Association’s success.
“Darshan brought me into the fold to execute on a vision of the LCSPA that increases transparency and collaboration in esports without compromising on the rights and wellness of players,” Phillip stated.
Darshan brought me into the fold to execute on a vision of the LCSPA that increases transparency and collaboration in esports without compromising on the rights and wellness of players. Thank you to every LCS player for entrusting me with that vision as your Executive Director. https://t.co/yl7XqYLXOC
— Phillip Aram (@Phillip_Aram) May 26, 2021
LCS Players Association
With multiple parties approaching this for League of Legends esports in North America, players can rest assured their safety is a priority. Created back in 2018, LCS PA works with and for pro players to protect their colleagues. Through shedding light on hidden issues, protecting opportunities and interests, and much more, this org will protect LCS players.
Esports player associations continue to rise as the community looks for methods to ensure players’ rights and opportunities. With organizations in Fortnite, CS:GO, and more, it’s natural that League of Legends esports looks to kick up its contributions. Fans should stay tuned to the LCS Players Association and see what leaders like Phillip Aram and Darshan accomplish.
Written by Justin Amin
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