Breakdown of current contracts around the globe
- zero players contracted past the this year and the only coach with a contract past 2016 is Giants Coach Lozark who is signed till January 1 2017
Players that are signed till after Spring split ,but before summer split begins.
-Players that would fit this description by team listed by summoner names
Relinquished, Tornell - May 1st
Vizility, Imbanar April 30th
H0R0, Critbud- May 25th
SirNukesAlot, Trowen, P1noy, Soren, Wickd -June 1st
Big Midseason Free agent moves could be Vizicacsi, Soren, and P1noy. Picking up or letting them go could change the landscape of the EU summer LCS
Every EU Challenger team not named the Copenhagen Wolves had their players signed till the end of 2016
The last contracts of the year end on November 21st
Players are split between 2016 and 2017 contracts and only 3 players have contracts expiring after spring and before the end of Summer.
KonKwon - May 1st
Caedrel - May 1st
Flaresz - June 26th Summer split should be in progress
KonKwon being contracted a half year less than his teammates is interesting
Cloud 9- only 2 players contracts end in 2016 Meteos and Rush
CLG - All players contracts end 2017 after season 7 finals
EchoFox - Only player that contract is longer then 2016 is Grigne
TL - Only player that contract ends in 2017 is Lourlo
NRG, TIP, Renegages, and Immortals- No 2017 ending contracts
Dignitas - Has 4 players contracted past 2016 Kirei, Apollo, Kiwikid, Smittyj
TSM - Bjergsen signed to 2018 everyone else on team end of 2016
No Data on NACS teams ,but Riot gave contract info for EUCS
-Has really standardized contracts where they all end in 2016 the exception to this is Crown
Crown - November 2017
What I like about the LCK is contracts end on the same day which makes it way easier to keep track of it all.
The China contracts go as far out as 2021 when i asked Kelsey Moser why contracts went this far. She replied with "because buyouts are not uncommon."
I am inconclusive on the data for LPL .
The players get huge contracts in the LPL due to many of the owners being so rich they can overspend on players. This caused what was called the korean exodus in 2015. China imported so many Korean players ,but in the end the Korean team SKT won the season 5 world championship.
Possible midseason free agents
HYGxQ - June 2016
QGUzi -May 2016
IG wasn't updated as they all have January 2015 end dates
XG, AHQ, M17, FW - all players contracted to end of 2017
TPA - All expire April 2016 except their sub FoFo which expires at the end of the year.
HKE - only lists 3 players could be misinformation
HKE Stanley- March 2016
HKE Dinter - June 2016
MSE SkuLL - March 2016
MSE Kaiwing - March 2016
MSE Payne - March 2016
MSE Ninuo - February 2016 may be expired ,but was prob renewed as he is still a starter.
Well this was the Cliff notes version of the Global contract database found on lolesports.com
I apologize to the LPL fans data was all over the place and many more expired contracts listed then any other region.
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