in League of Legends | June 3, 2021
LCS fans, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief: we have received official confirmation that competitive LoL import restrictions will remain in place – At least for the moment ! Whether or not that will change at some point in the future remains to be seen, but we’ll take this crucial little triumph and celebrate before we tackle this delicate subject again in a few months.
We’ve been here before, so we can say the following with confidence: this conversation is far from over. There is simply too much at stake for LCS team owners to settle for Forget about he, so they are virtually guaranteed to “go back to the drawing board” and invent a different strategy. It’s all in the approach and they know it too; this one didn’t work (mainly because thousands of fans have flocked to Reddit and Twitter to express their frustration), but that doesn’t mean they won’t find a slightly different one later on. Maybe they’ll just word it better, or find a way to “lessen the blow” so to speak by asking for a little less than they originally wanted.
Either way, they will continue to lobby to the best of their ability, and it is up to the community to fight back whenever the need arises.
It’s a pretty interesting position. On the one hand, competitive LoL is a business, so it’s “natural” for team owners to look for new and unexplored ways to maximize their income – whether through repealing import restrictions or something else. stratagem.
They are always looking for some kind of “opening”, and it is hard to blame them; there is so much money at stake that it is impossible do not cultivate such a state of mind and such an approach. Yet their blind desire for profit could easily do more harm than good, not only to the LCS, but to the world of LoL competition as well. These questions are as delicate as they can be, and the subject itself should be discussed and dissected with the greatest thought and care.
And, frankly, LCS team owners are still not up to the task. Over time, however, that will likely change for the better – “probably” being the key word here.