Rumors about Faker being exempted from military service after his contributions to the Korean Esports village made the country’s CDM stir.
In the past few days, Korean public opinion and especially the LoL community in this country could not help but be excited by the news that Faker – the T1 captain was exempt from military service (NVQS) because of his contributions to the Esports village in the past few days. throughout the years. NVQS is mandatory for all young men in Korea and in history, no star has ever been exempted from this obligation.
In fact, Faker’s exemption from NVQS is unlikely when in Korea there has not been any bill about this. Until recently, the Korean National Assembly had to introduce a bill to delay the NVQS (until the age of 30) for outstanding individuals in the fields of culture and art. And Faker was named by name in this case.
Accordingly, the parliamentary office (Jeon Yong-gi) in Korea shared on this issue: “It is completely different from an exemption or an exception. The main goal of the bill is to create conditions for the elites in the country. arts and culture industries such as BTS or Faker, who have received an award from the minister of culture, sports and tourism, are allowed to postpone the implementation of the compulsory NVQS. , which can be deferred until age 28. It’s not an exception; it’s to legally give those people an equal chance.”
In addition, the implementation of an alternative NVQS has also been mentioned by the Korean military manpower management agency: “Currently, those who do not graduate from high school must complete the alternate NVQS. Unlike active-duty soldiers who participate in the program (alternative NVQS) do not have to live together or train on a military base, instead, they work as representatives of the facilities designated public to reduce employee workload”.
Looking back at Faker’s case along with the current proposals, the fact that he did not graduate from high school but pursued his passion for playing League of Legends made many people think that the T1 team has a high probability of performing “alternative NVQS.” ” instead of joining the NVQS at the military base.
However, there are also many Korean fans who think that in Faker’s case, he will not be able to suspend NVQS or have to perform “alternative NVQS” as the above opinion. Instead, the T1 captain is status transitioned from waiting for NVQS (or alternative NVQS) to the “Wartime Ready Manpower” list. This is a list of only individuals who have never suspended NVQS.
“Wartime manpower” is for those cases that after 3 years from the date of health check, eligible individuals who have not been called by the Korean Government to perform NVQS will be included in this list. Once on the list, the individual named will have to wait and be ready to join the NVQS if called. The reason is because Korea is a country in a state of readiness for war.
Currently, all are just speculations, but there is a very high possibility that one way or another, Faker can hardly be exempted from NVQS. As for the T1 captain, neither the team nor him have commented on this incident. However, Faker’s father said that the player wants to play League of Legends until the age of 30.