The LPL and LCK regions have recently announced the start time of the 2020 new season, and the LCS North America Division, which is far away from the ocean, also announced today that the new season will start on January 25. At the same time, they also announced the relevant season Changes to the rules, from the current playoff schedule given by LCS, there are only 10 teams in the LCS division, and the qualification for the playoffs has actually increased to 8!
It is also very interesting that the points of the spring season will not affect the qualification of the World Championship at the end of the year. Instead, the top three of the summer season will directly qualify for the S World Championship (corresponding to seeds 1, 2, and 3). It means that the S-qualifiers still reserved in many regions will be cancelled in North America.
Finally, some adjustments have been made to the arrangement of the game, from the original two days on the weekend to the weekend + three days on Monday. At the same time, the LCS regular season will be interspersed with the youth team competition. The purpose is naturally to give more Exposure. Regardless of whether it is a spring match or a summer match, I believe everyone can see from the entire schedule, that is, the introduction of a double-lost system. The advantage of the double-lost system is to give some teams more opportunities to come back, which also means that the dark horse team burst The chance of being cold is greatly reduced, and the strong team has the opportunity to make up after an unexpected rollover.
Such a drastic change to the league system, everyone understands, in order to improve the competitiveness of the entire region, after all, in these years, the record of the North American region has been very low. However, this game system has not unexpectedly caused a lot of North American netizens to spit and Doubt, the most important thing is that [spring season points are useless].
As the place of the World Championship is closely related to the summer and second place runners-up, the spring season obviously became a decoration. Some netizens commented:
[Now, after MSI and Intercontinental, the spring season is not important. The spring season will no longer have any weight for the teams who want to enter the World Series. 】
However, this statement has also caused some Internet users to refute.
[This is good. A team that performed well in the spring and poorly in the summer should not go to the World Series. At the same time, the double losing game system ensures that an excellent team will not completely lose their chances even if they lose a game. 】
In fact, these two views have their own reasons. We cannot say that such a restructuring is a particularly good thing. Of course, we cannot completely deny the benefits of such a restructuring to the league. However, in our opinion, even if LCS restructures this way, their regional competitiveness is still very short. Why?
Only one reason: lack of energy
We all know that if a league wants to continue to maintain competitiveness, its reserve force is the most important district resource, but looking at the current North American district, basically a state is presented [a group of old guys are supporting hard, Clubs buy sky-high prices], TL is the best performing team in North America in recent years, right? But their average age is relatively high in the world. Doublelift, impact, and Jensen can be said to be living fossils of "grandfather". It is good that the veteran does not die, and the uncomfortable point is that he is not connected.
In addition to veterans, the North American team ’s buying and buying in recent years has also been a major cause of downtime. Without fresh blood, they can only buy players from high-paying outside areas. According to a recent survey by ESPN reporters, the North American area Of the 25 foreign aid players, 13 are from Europe, 8 are from South Korea, 2 are from Australia, and 2 are from Turkey. These 25 foreign aids account for almost half of the entire LCS players. Of course, our LPL area is not qualified to laugh at others. Because of the number of foreign aids, LPL is the first in the world, but the ratio is not as exaggerated as LCS.
Maybe someone has to ask North America for these years, can't they settle down to train young players?
To be honest, most club owners in North America do not have such courage. They are used to eating fast food and are used to using it. So instead of spending a lot of time and energy to train newcomers, it is better to spend some money to buy a master, simple and easy. Convenient, isn't it beautiful? However, more and more facts prove that the quality of foreign aid in recent years has really deteriorated.
The North American competition system is a good thing from a macro perspective. At least, they understand the principle of [dead without death] compared with the dead LMS.
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