FORG1VEN slams long-term player contracts as Alphari signs new two-year deal

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British League of Legends top-laner Barney “Alphari” Morris and French ADC Steven “Hans sama” Liv have signed a two-year extension with Misfits.
The org made the announcement via their social media accounts.

The contract renewals come after Misfits qualified for the EU LCS, after originally making their way from the ESL UK Premiership last split (and having an ownership change, name change and roster change along the way).
After the announcement was made on Facebook, H2K ADC player Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou criticised long-term player contract deals on Twitter.

Misfits manager Ali “Alicus” Saba quickly sprang to the players’ defence, saying to FORG1VEN: “That’s pretty odd advice to be honest, I think players should use professional representation that can negotiate them best possible deals.
“Long term security goes both ways if done right; and for your information you can have a higher salary already pre-negotiated for a second year.”
This raised a wider debate on player empowerment.

Misfits were formerly known as the Renegades Banditos before Renegades were banned, and had several name changes denied before opting for Misfits.
Alphari played in the UK scene for Team Infused before joining the Banditos (now Misfits) at the start of the year.
Further reading:

What lessons can UK League of Legends players learn from FORG1VEN?

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