LPL teams are constantly entangled in a series of dramas ahead of the 2023 season.
Mid laner Xiaocaobao recently posted a post about the Ultra Prime team deliberately not paying a salary of up to 200,000 yuan (equivalent to 700 million VND). This amount was promised by UP to pay only when Xiaocaobao leaves in June 2022, but has not been transferred so far.
According to the player born in 2002, the coach of the UP youth team at that time promised the team would pay the aforementioned amount in full if the team reached the Finals of the LDL Spring. However, even if Ultra Prime Academy achieved that achievement, Xiaocaobao personally did not receive anything.
This player said he had to go home to get a copy of the contract for evidence. However, the UP side in turn said that this contract is fake, and by this time it has expired, so Xiaocaobao will not receive the amount promised by the team.
Although not a prominent name in the LPL, Xiaocaobao also quickly received the attention of the community. Obviously, this player had no choice but to post the whole thing on social media when he was so helpless with the old team.
Looking at the above incident, most fans think that LPL is entering a difficult period in paying players. The massive money-sprinkling in recent seasons is causing many teams to fall into a state of “bursting economic bubbles”.
Royal Never Give Up is a similar case, the MSI 2022 champion is constantly being accused of arrears and unable to solve financial problems. This is said to lead to a series of players leaving one after another in the following season.