“Stop spreading fake news”
In addition to the popular transfer contracts at the beginning of the season, a topic of great controversy in the community League of Legends Korea that is the salary of the players. The story begins with the legendary SKT T1 – Wolf revealed that the current player salary is 5 times higher than it was a few years ago. Immediately after was information related to the fact that the teams in the LCK were having opinions proposing a regulation on the ceiling salary for players.
At the beginning of the season, Wolf shared that the current player salary is 5 times higher than in 2017-2018.
Although the representatives of the tournament organizers LCK explained that there has been no formal meeting on the matter. However, we can also understand that there is a huge difference in salary between the teams in Korea. Otherwise, the teams would not have talked to each other about this issue so that they could work towards a regulation similar to the “financial fair play” in football.
And then after the 2022 LCK Spring Finals, an Inven reporter shared about the extremely shocking salaries that teams are paying every year for each player. Specifically:
Inven’s reporter recently livestreamed and shared about the annual salary of LCK players
T1: Over 10 billion won/year (about 200 billion VND/year). The other reporter did not have specific information about T1 but in order to have the current lineup, the salary of each member cannot be less than 10 billion won/year.
DRX, Gen.G, DK: From 6-7 billion won/year (about 131 billion VND/year).
KT Rolster: From 5-6 billion won/year (about 112 billion VND/year).
NS, KDF: From 3-4 billion won/year (about 75 billion VND/year).
LSB, HLE: From 1-2 billion won/year (about 37 billion VND/year).
BRO: 1 billion won/year (about 18.7 billion VND/year).
The superstars in the LCK are said to have “heavenly” salaries.
After this information was announced, it became a hot topic of discussion in all League of Legends forums from Korea to China. Indeed with top and long-time superstars like Faker the above salary is understandable. However, even a young player, just playing in the first LCK season like Zeus, earning a salary of 10 billion won/year is hard to believe.
Or it is hard to believe that organizations that are considered not too financially strong like DRX or DK still pay players 6-7 billion won/year. Even the vice president of the DWG KIA organization, after reading this information, also took to Twitter and criticized the other Inven reporter for publishing false news. This vice president said that when he read the information about his team (DK), he immediately knew that these were fabrications and directly criticized the reporter, saying: “Reduce the spreading of fake news.” .
Vice President of DWG KIA has denied the above rumors
It is not clear how much the player salary is, but the truth is that over the years, this amount has increased rapidly. The fact that the LCK teams not only have to compete with each other but also with the LPL, LEC, and LCS teams is not a small reason for this.
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