LPL introduces salary cap, and it might be bad for pro players

China’s top League of Legends league is looking to emulate traditional sports leagues, but not necessarily a good way.According to Lan Xiong Sports, the league announced its plans to implement an NBA-style salary cap starting with the 2021 season. This carries serious ramifications for how teams will be built in the LPL and could be a big hit to the finances of players in the region.At the Global Esports Summit and Tencent Esports Annual Conference, it was revealed that the LPL will be imposing a soft salary cap with a baseline of 10 million Chinese yuan, approximately $1.5 million per team. U…

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