Riot Co-Founder Addresses Salary Controversy
The controversy surrounding who exactly should be responsible for growing League of Legends player salaries to a sustainable level has continued following the initial spat between Riot co-founder Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill and Team SoloMid owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh.
After a day or two of silence, Tryndamere has now stepped up to the plate with a long response that cops to taking the comments too personally, offering an olive branch to ticked-off team owners about ways they can move forward together.
“Andy did an interview criticizing the timing of the
“My initial response to him read as a direct attack, I know that it hurt Andy, and for that I’m sorry. My post was clearly not the best way to engage in this complex topic.”
Tryndamere went on to add that he actually agrees with most of the points made by Reginald, especially that “League
Some of the solutions being explored by Riot include new in-game team-specific items with revenue sharing for teams and players, as well as trying to sell more jerseys both at events and online.
“These are just a couple of examples and we’re exploring a lot more major steps, like league sponsorships, franchising, media rights, etc,” says Tryndamere.
While this continued dialogue between LoL’s biggest figures is a good start, the issues that this latest controversy has brought to light will need more than a mea culpa from Tryndamere to make them go away.