As revealed by this news site, the salary of DWG KIA is about 6 billion Won, while the highest salary of LCK is T1 with at least 10 billion Won.
Recently, the Korean League of Legends community had the opportunity to discuss enthusiastically when a reporter from a reputable news site in this country (Inven) shared information about the salaries of 10 LCK teams.
Accordingly, the female reporter of Inven revealed:
“Does not include transfer fees, does not include coach salaries.
10: Fredit BRION under 1 billion Won.
9: Hanwha Life about half a billion Won excluding transfer fees.
8: Liiv SANDBOX about half a billion Won excluding transfer fee.
6~7: Nongshim RedForce and Kwangdong Freecs are about 3 to 4 billion Won, the two teams are similar.
5: KT Rolster 5 billion Won.
4: DRX 6 billion Won.
3: DWG KIA 6 billion Won, almost the same as DRX but with a slight difference.
2: Gen.G at least 7 billion Won.
1: T1 actually lacks too much information. Information about T1 is quite limited, but it seems to be at least 10 billion Won. I think it’s hard to believe if it’s not more than 10 billion Won.
Again, this is an estimate based on information we have heard.”
Up to now, the salary and bonus of the players has always been a sensitive issue and is of great interest to many fans. So the numbers of 10 LCK teams have made the LoL community “explode” because of the buzzing rumors on social media platforms.
This information quickly spread to Joon Lee-yeong – vice president and CEO of DWG KIA, who responded angrily on Twitter:
“I think you have to cut off the hand of the person who gave you that information (the female Inven reporter). Looks like you provided false information to insult us. Out of curiosity about information about other teams, I followed your post, but as soon as I saw the information about us, its credibility was drastically reduced. You are a reporter, so please confirm the information by interviewing. I think it would be great to use the money you say and keep the players of DWG KIA.”
According to many gamers, the response of the DWG KIA representative was correct when a reputable news site gave false figures about the salary of this team. But on the contrary, there are also people who think that this vice president has overreacted, because the other reporter emphasized that the disclosed numbers are only estimates based on the information she heard.
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