A long-standing problem for the LPL region, even though they have been crowned Worlds champions 3 times, is that all champions have Korean players in the main / main roster. force. Even an extremely powerful name like Royal Never Give Up – the pride of the LPL, is also empty-handed at the biggest international tournament in the village of League of Legends.
In the transfer window at the end of the 2022 season, even when facing many economic problems, LPL teams still tend to look to LCK players to raise transfer issues. There have been some rumors regarding Teddy or Ruler preparing to play in the LPL. Meanwhile, some LPL players are still unemployed.
Recently, the annual LPL All-Star tournament was postponed indefinitely as most of the selected players withdrew. LPL media on this occasion pointed out 2 typical examples of the difference between LPL and LCK players.
In the LCK, a player who wants to receive a high salary has no choice but to do well. Championship titles are the best exchange for players to put on the negotiating table. But that’s not the case in the LPL. The top players may not always be champions, still receiving “heavenly” salaries. The most prominent example is TheShy.
For TheShy, the past reputation is more than enough for the WBG Top Lane bonus to always be the highest in the LPL. But for a long time, TheShy has no longer kept the top form. In return, if playing in the LCK and the environment is harsher, surely TheShy will not be the cause of WBG’s salary cap hitting the ceiling like some famous figures in the LPL shared a few days ago.
According to LPL media, the abandonment of the All-Star is the clearest proof of the unprofessional attitude of the players in the region. Most of the dropouts are professional players. According to the media, these players may be concerned that the All-Star will affect their rest time and contract negotiations for the new season.
Comments, LPL players are always guaranteed income. Therefore, they don’t need too much effort compared to their peers from the LCK. And yet, livestreaming will be more profitable than participating in “innocent” tournaments. Therefore, the players probably also don’t want to spend too much time on activities that don’t benefit them.
Meanwhile, the LCK players always have to do their best and make sure to attend all the events of the tournament and the host team. It is the seriousness of the job that has shown quite contrasting attitudes between the players of the two top regions of League of Legends.