In the past few years, Knight has been considered one of the best Mid Lane players in the LPL. With excellent performances in the LPL and his habit of using the mouse with his left hand, Knight was nicknamed “The Golden Left Hand” by fans. Even as revealed by Blix, this player is the highest paid player in the LPL currently with an annual remuneration of up to 45 million yuan (about 150 billion VND).
Knight was revealed to have a salary of up to 45 million yuan per year, the highest in the LPL
However, Knight was “snubbed” by fans of many teams. According to records, fans of Bilibili Gaming (BLG), EDward Gaming (EDG) or Top Esports (TES) do not want this guy to join their favorite team. So as soon as there was information that “Golden Left Hand” would move to join BLG, fans of this team couldn’t help but be “speechless”.
A source at the LPL revealed that: “JDG and BLG have a very high chance of exchanging Mid Lanes with each other next season. Yagao will return to JDG and Knight will also join BLG.”
The community pointed out: “Fans of BLG, EDG or TES do not want Knight.” Even BLG fans said directly: “Who likes Knight? I’m speechless”
The first reason why Knight does not receive love from many fans is the team’s “choke” history at Worlds. At Worlds 2022, Knight and TES were “discarded” by VCS’s GAM Esports and were eliminated from the tournament from the Group Stage. At Worlds 2023, this guy in the JDG shirt failed completely against T1. Obviously, with a player with the highest salary in the LPL like Knight, fans demand better results from this guy.
Knight and the TES team were “deceived” by GAM and were eliminated right from the Group Stage of the 2022 World Championship.
Furthermore, Knight once created a very bad image in the eyes of fans after a love drama with two girlfriends (old and new) in 2022. At that time, this player was accused by his girlfriend that he was “fishing with both hands” and even intentionally sharing with other couples. This guy was even discovered to have forced his ex-girlfriend to give up her unborn child to avoid trouble.
The climax of that story was that Knight was discovered to have repeatedly said bad things about Tian (then still a teammate at TES). This incident has completely destroyed the image of an innocent, pure Knight who only knows how to “try hard” in League of Legends and gain all his love for this game. As a result, Knight was “snubbed” by fans of many teams and did not want him to join their favorite team.
The fact that Knight was discovered to speak ill of Tian behind his back made fans disappointed with this player
Perhaps the only way for Knight to appease the fans is for him to play well next season. Regardless of whether Knight chooses to stay with JDG or join BLG, he still needs the title. If he is not successful in this, Knight will certainly have to receive a lot of pressure from public opinion.