According to the owner of the World Championship 2021 team – EDG, players should be ashamed of their salary if they do not make it to the top 10 Challenger ranks.
For most professional players, practicing in rank is relatively important because it helps to improve personal skills, grasp the meta, experience and knowledge of League of Legends, etc. However, good rank climbing is not means that he will win every match when playing tournaments, for example DRX BeryL at the last Worlds didn’t climb the rank but he still won the championship by surprise.
But recently, the owner of EDward Gaming – Zhu “Edward” Yi-Hang “cursed” a player in the LPL roster for not being able to climb to Challenger rank. This is the talk that EDG’s new player Ale revealed on his personal livestream:
Edward: Just a Grand Master, if I were you, I’d be embarrassed to receive my salary if I didn’t make it to the top 10 Challengers.
Ale: So the real Challenger?
Edward: Challenging 500 LP points at EDG is just the standard of the academy (youth team). Do you take yourself so lightly?
Very quickly, the message of the two EDG names went viral in the international LoL community. There are many people who speak up for Ale, they think that the Chinese Challenger rank is full of “boy 1 champs”, so going to a high rank does not necessarily improve the results in the tournament. Moreover, one fan said that if high rank means good performance, DK has won the world championship every year thanks to the impressive climbing ability of Canyon and ShowMaker.
On the contrary, there are also many fans who believe that Ale is a fairly young player (21 years old), if he does not work hard to climb up to Challenger rank, he will not be able to develop to his full potential. They also believe that EDG paid a large salary to recruit Ale from LNG in the last transfer season, so the boss of EDG just mentioned the salary issue in the message.
Currently, the case is still controversial in the Chinese LoL community.
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