Both are the two leading regions in League of Legends, but the operation of these two regions greatly affects the players of each region.
LPL is rising in recent years and is likened to a force to rebalance the world of LoL when the LCK has been too “dominant” for many years with its outstanding strength. LPL has been crowned champion, spends a lot of money on teams and creates an environment to develop LoL in the country. However, they are still somewhat dependent on the LCK as their most successful teams must have the presence of Korean foreign soldiers.
LPL fans always aim for the “Hoa Tu” squad – All Chinese players, but that’s hard to happen when the quality of LCK players is still something LPL aspires to but does not have. So what is the difference in players between the two regions?
What’s worth discussing here is not whether the salary is high or low because the LCK is the most developed area of League of Legends, the player’s salary is not “faded”, what is worth mentioning is how the teams determine the value of the team. when determining salary.
In the LCK, the way for players to receive high salaries is through achievements. The championship titles will be what helps them to have high value in the eyes of the team. Meanwhile, the LPL simply likes famous players or sometimes a “golden past” whether they are champions or not.
Unreasonably high-paid players like TheShy or Doinb. TheShy used to be a very outstanding and different top laner, but that time was quite far away and he was no longer as good as he used to be. However, TheShy’s salary is always at the top of the LPL even when the ceiling is applied.
This can lead to players becoming more sluggish after having a salary that they are satisfied with, and even constantly getting higher deals. So how will the LPL develop?
A player’s main job is to compete, but actually LPL players prefer to stream because that job makes money easier and more expensive. According to LPL media, the abandonment of the All-Star is the clearest proof of the unprofessional attitude of the players in the region. They believe that the All-Star will affect the time of rest and contract negotiations for the new season.
Meanwhile, even the top stars of the LCK often participate quite fully in the events that the league or the host team organizes. They participate with a professional, cooperative and serious attitude and create more sympathy in the eyes of the audience.
From that, it can be seen that it is the “indulgence” that the LPL team and audience has created LPL players who are increasingly sluggish, pragmatic and have lost the fighting will required of a professional player. that’s still the way the LPL is running and sooner or later this will make the LPL an empire withered.