The transfer markets are one of the times that generates the most debate within League of Legends. As the years have passed, the transfer periods have experienced historical movements. An example could be the last two movements of Martin Larsson «Rekkles«, Karmine Corp shooter, who in two years went from Fnatic to the eternal rival of G2 Esports to later end up in a European regional league. This 2022 could experience one of the most important markets to date, because as a Reddit user has explained, numerous Eastern stars could end the season with free agent status.
At the end of 2022 nine world champions could end up as free agents. Lee Sang-hyeok«faker«, mean of T1; Kim Taesang”Doinb«, medium of LNG Esports; Song Euijin «rookie«, half of Victory Five; Lee Ye-chan”Scout«, medium of EDward Gaming; Park Jae Hyuk «Ruler«, Gen.G shooter; Lin Wei Xiang «Lwx«, FunPlus Phoenix shooter; Yu Wen Bo «jackeylove«, Top Esports shooter; Jang Yong Jun «Ghost«, Nongshim Redforce shooter; and Park Do-hyeon”viper«, EDward Gaming shooter, they have it in their power to end the year negotiating freely with their current club or with others. However, the list also includes champions of the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI). The players who could finish the year as free agents are the following:
- Media: rookie (Victory Five), Zeng Qi «yagao» (JD Gaming), Scout (EDward Gaming), Li Yuan-Hao «xiaohu“(Royal Never Give Up), Xiang Tao”Angel» (WeiboGaming), Doinb (LNG Esports), Zhuo Ding«Knight» (Top Sports), faker (S1), Gwak Bo-seong «bdd»(Nongshim Redforce)
- shooters: Ruler (Gen.G), Park Jin-seong «Teddy» (Kwangdong Freecs), Kim Hyuk-kyu«Deft» (XRD), Lee Chae-hwan «Prince» (Liiv SANDBOX), Ghost (Nongshim RedForce), viper (EDward Gaming), Chen Wei «GALA» (Royal Never Give Up), Lwx (FunPlus Phoenix), Wang Guang-Yu «Light» (LNG Esports), jackeylove (Top Esports)
However, free agent status does not mean that players will automatically sEsports Extrasfor other clubs. Professionals can use this position to their advantage to get better contracts compared to the previous ones, since organizations interested in their services should not pay a clause to get them. Furthermore, throughout the history of League of Legends many players in this status have ended up staying on their respective team.