Half of the LCS' players in the 2020 Spring Split were imported
Over the years, there have been plenty of memes surrounding the status of the LCS when it comes to importing talent into the league. In 2020, however, the jokes have found a lot more merit because half of the LCS’ players will be coming from different regions.
Out of the 25 players who were imported into North America, 13 of them hail from Europe, eight are from South Korea, two are from Australia, and two come from Turkey. No other region has come close to this amount except for the LPL, which had 20 Korean imports in 2019 but also had six more teams than the LCS.
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In comparison, the LEC only has six imports in the league in 2020: Excel Esports’ Ki “Expect” Dae-han and Son “Mickey” Young-min, Misfits Gaming’s Ju “Bvoy” Yeong-hoon, Schalke 04’s Han “Dreams” Min-kook, Origen’s Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw, and SK Gaming’s Kim “Trick” Gang-yun. Four of these players competed in the LEC last year, which means that only two new imports joined the league this past offseason.
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