In 2023, LPL really made great strides as JD Gaming and Bilibili Gaming helped the region completely dominate MSI. However, when almost all experts and fans believed that JDG would complete the “Golden Road” and become the first team in League of Legends history to do so, the LPL representative failed. previous match T1. However, it cannot be denied that JDG alone had a truly successful year when they reached the finals of 3/4 tournaments, winning all 3 championships.
JDG had a year that can be said to be almost completely successful
However, there is also information that JDG had to accept huge fines to maintain the “all-star” squad. Not to mention, JDG players themselves are also said to receive extremely high salaries, such as Ruler. As is known, the LPL region has a salary cap to prevent teams from spending money and causing discrepancies in the tournament. However, there are still special provisions for foreign players who have achieved as much glory as Ruler. Specifically, the maximum salary for foreign soldiers who have reached the World Championship Semi-finals will be 12 million yuan (about 40.5 billion VND). And of course, Ruler qualifies for this salary.
There was information that JDG had to pay a heavy fine to maintain the “all-star” squad.
This also makes JDG the team with the most “huge” salary budget in the LPL. According to information from Hanyi – former V5 coach and a very reliable source of information about the LPL backstage, JDG’s salary fund is about 45 million yuan (more than 150 billion VND). But even more surprising, JDG is not the team with the highest salary fund.
Former V5 coach – Hanyi said that JDG owns a huge salary fund of up to 45 million yuan
The team that holds this achievement is Top Esports as all of their players will receive the maximum salary. Although TES actually has no foreign players, they are a squad that possesses all of the most famous names in the LPL today. Among them, there were 3 Worlds champions (Tian, JackeyLove, Meiko) and 1 MSI champion (369).
But JDG still lost to TES when this team has a huge salary budget and all players are paid the maximum salary budget.
In addition, according to Hanyi himself, the salary tax alone that TES has to pay is “enough to buy the entire OMG squad”. For those who don’t know, OMG is also a mid-tier squad of the LPL. To maintain a mid-range team, the amount of money that must be paid is certainly not small.
TES 2024 season will also be an “all-star” squad
Under the efforts of the LPL organizers and Riot, LPL is not dominated by 1 or 2 special names. However, the difference is still there and certainly, in the new season, with its investments, TES is expected to return to the throne as well as become the hope of LPL at international tournaments. .