Summary of League of Legends transfer news on December 29: End of litigation, LNG Esports successfully recruited Scout; CNJ Esports announced the Korean coach.
League transfer news 12/29:
LNG completed recruiting Scout after a series of dramas.
Unable to return to Korea, Scout is forced to continue to choose to compete in the LPL, his next destination will be LNG Esports. The mid laner who won Worlds 2021 will take over the mid lane position of the Suzhou Unicorn that Doinb left behind.
The LNG Scout deal almost failed after EDG appealed to LPL that the contract of LNG and Scout was overnight, because there was a clause in the contract of EDG and Scout had a priority clause to continue, Scout had to negotiate with EDG before looking to other LPL teams (LCK is not restricted).
According to the Summoner Rifts Village, the owner of EDward Gaming, Ai Duc Chu shared on the livestream, said Scout voluntarily signed with an LCK team (supposedly KT) while still under contract with EDG, then EDG helped Scout solved the problem because of the illegal contract, paid the damages and even offered him a very high salary, twice as much as before. Thought Scout would play at EDG until he retired, didn’t expect this year to have such a problem
In winter 2021, Scout wants to return to the LCK. At this time, KT stood out to recruit Korean stars. But right now, the 24-year-old mid laner still has a contract with EDG. Specifically, he soon signed a 1+1 contract. As a rule, if the host team wants a player to stay, they have priority. And Scout is allowed to go only if the opponent offers a higher fee. In the end, Scout continued to stick with EDG. He stayed with the above +1 contract. Meanwhile, KT had to apologize to EDG for touching Scout.
By the winter of 2022, Scout really wants to return to the LCK. At first, he negotiated with HLE. But the Shadow agency caused the negotiations to fail. Afterwards, Scout talks to T1 and DRX. Unfortunately, at that time, T1 decided to continue signing with Faker. On the other side, DRX also closed the rookie for the 2023 stage. This forced Scout back to the LPL and still prioritized negotiations with EDG. I want to sign a 1 year contract. But EDG demanded 2 years, and offered a very high price (about 21 million yuan, equivalent to 70 billion VND). It’s just, Scout refused because she just wanted to stay in the LPL for another year and in the future, reunite with the LCK.
Accordingly, Scout and EDG disagreed on the term of the contract. And as QQ shared, there is no such thing as EDG using a 1+1 contract, not allowing the ex to go to another LPL team. Currently, even the former King of Worlds is trying his best to keep Scout. However, because to return to his hometown to play, the 24-year-old mid laner still wants to go to LNG even though the salary is lower (According to Vietnam Legend).
CNJ Esports announces Korean coach
Today, CNJ Esports has officially revealed the coach who will take on the role of head coach left by Ren. Specifically, Korean national coach Yu “Yutility” Jiwon will be the leader of the CNJ team with the lineup that attended MSI and WORLDS 2022. Surely this will be very desirable news for fans. the owl house as well as all the fans who follow VCS.
“CNJ Esports Vietnam would like to announce the position of head coach for the upcoming season:
Korean national coach Yu “Yutility” Jiwon will be the leader of the CNJ team with the lineup that attended MSI and WORLDS 2022. Surely this will be a very welcome news for the owl fans as well. like all the fans who follow VCS.
I wish Coach Yutility much success in this new position!”
Coach Yu has been the brain behind and attached to CNJ Esports since the early days of the project’s establishment, as well as having held the position of consultant for a company that manages a team in the LCK.