Cody Sun and DWG’s RangJun to Play in the LFL Next Year
If you’re scratching your head right now, know that you’re not the only one. This seems like it was written by The Onion — it’s that outlandish, and yet it’s true. This is just not the kind of news one would ever expect. This is as if Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the most legendary League of Legends player of all time, were to sign for an OCE team. It just boggles the mind.
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Then again, the LFL seems to be a premier destination. It generates more buzz and its viewership numbers sometimes even put the LEC and LCS to shame. So no one should be overly surprised when players decline the offer to move up the ladder as the jump in competition doesn’t bring anything tangible or overly concrete. For some — like Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet — it might even be the opposite.
And, well, it’s not like there’s a monetary incentive either.
“After the Schalke 04 Spring Split, I had the highest salary offer I ever had from an LFL team. Don’t really understand how they pay more than LEC teams, but it’s pretty crazy,” said veteran jungler Erberk “Gilius” Demir on Twitter.
The fact that Cody Sun and RangJun have decided to compete in the LFL is an indication that a wholly unexpected paradigm shift is happening before our very eyes. They deemed it an option worthy of consideration, even though they’ll travel thousands of miles and compete in a country that is so unlike their own. Both individuals were surely looking to switch things up, and we sincerely hope that 2022 will give them the kind of “palate cleanser” they’re after!