The collapse of salary bubble
In the past, two players Choi “BalKhan” Hyun-jin and Im “Patrick” Jin-hyeok have denounced Brazil’s Redemption team for months of unpaid wages. BalKhan himself also accused an old team in Turkey of being owed wages and he had not received any money for months. This is the result of something called the “salary bubble” at small and medium tournaments but hastily recruiting foreign troops like Turkey or Brazil.
BalKhan has denounced the Redemption team for months of debt and has decided not to become a professional player due to too many “trick” organizations.
Naturally, when a foreign soldier, especially a Korean, was bought, he would receive a higher salary than the local players. Of course, the current gods cannot suffer and demand an equivalent salary. This will continue if a series of teams in that region recruit foreign soldiers and make the salary of the players pushed too high.
Player Patrick, under the colors of Redemption, was also owed by the organization
At a time when organizations can not afford it, the unfortunate cases like BalKhan and Patrick mentioned above will take place, from which the prestige of an entire tournament will go down. The consequence is that the quality of the tournament will be extremely low, just look at the bad rankings that the Brazilian or Turkish teams in MSI or Worlds are enough to understand.
Too dependent on foreign soldiers and losing their nature
On the other side of the Atlantic, we come to the North American LCS, where not only Korean foreign soldiers but also China, Europe. The organizations in the United States are very good at business and image making, so the fact that the players are owed wages is almost impossible. However, when there is too much money and foreign soldiers, the LCS has another thing: the league is “lost quality” and the teams can not compete for international titles.
Huni had signed a contract worth more than $ 2 million with Dignitas but after only one season was sold
If we knew South Korea with controlled play, China with the ability to fight, Europe with the card or Vietnam is fighting continuously, what is North America? The answer is a little bit of everything, nothing that stands out and makes the tournament extremely boring and the power of the NA teams extremely low.
Cloud 9 won the LCS last spring because they were the most stable team in the tournament, not really too strong
The second thing that LCS acquired also comes from the foreigner is the lack of young talent. When you need immediate squad strength, buying a foreign player is the fastest way. They will naturally occupy a place in the squad and make the young talents gradually lose the opportunity to sharpen. As a result, the tournament did not show any real talent, instead it was all old names and gradually lost the motivation to compete.
Although Doublelift has been playing since 2011, he still has to fight hard in the LCS because this area does not have young talent.
Job Profit, a Korean foreign soldier, joined VCS is an extremely remarkable event and it shows that their tournament is attractive enough for foreign players to compete. However, there are both sides of it and the teams, BTC VCS needs to have certain rules or ways to develop the tournament to avoid getting into the trails of the Brazilian, Turkish or even the tournament. North America is suffering.
Profit joining Team Flash is a major development of VCS