Due to the low salary, many young LPL talents have turned away from the professional League of Legends arena and turned to streamers.
PDD’s real name is Liu Mou (born in 1991). He is a former professional League of Legends player and captain of the IG team. After retiring, PDD became a professional streamer and owner of Young Miracles, LPL’s organization that trains many young talents. He is the one who has nurtured the talents of many contemporary stars of League of Legends such as Ning – 2018 World Championship Final MVP, Ming – RNG support, Knight9 – LPL Summer 2020 MVP and even Tian, 2019 World Championship MVP.
Like the fans, Pdd is very disappointed with the results of the LPL teams at Worlds 2022. On his personal livestream, the former IG player shared the reasons why the LPL is lagging behind the LCK. , but the deepest cause lies in the treatment for young talents.
Specifically, the salary for players at LDL (Young League from the academy system of China) is too low. This makes it difficult for young talent to stay and will often find other options to make money. According to PDD, young talents often choose streamer jobs because their income is higher and more leisurely than being a professional player. Besides, they can also boost rank or play mating – receive money when pulling another player’s rank.
In recent years, the salary of the LPL sector has been limited, while the salary for top stars has not only not decreased but also increased, forcing teams to “tighten their belts”. salary of the remaining members. Those who often suffer are the young players who, despite their talent, have not yet made a name for themselves in the professional arena.
Young players are a long-term investment with a more reasonable salary and the ability to stick with the team more deeply. However, it has become too difficult to find players who really have enough heart and level in the LPL at the moment. Because they seem to be blinded by money, forgetting both passion and devotion.