Dominican Juan ‘Dmitry’ Hernandez, winner of the Rookie of the Year award in the Latin American League of Legends (LLA), has vowed not to have the confidence to win a video game.
‘The Dominicans have no confidence in themselves to succeed as professionals in the League of Legends. The majority, and it is fair, because we live in a country where poverty and opportunities are low. They do not want to risk their future and want to study, ‘he told EF on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Forest believes that another factor reducing the Dominicans’ attendance at the LLA, the most competitive LLA in the League of Legends region, is a lack of parental understanding.
“Many players who wanted to be very good and professional stopped playing League of Legends because their parents didn’t approve and they didn’t see it as a real job,” he lamented.
In his case, Dmitry talked to his parents and explained that a good LLA player could win between $ 40,000 and $ 50,000 per match and that the number would grow to $ 400,000 if he signed for an American team.
“From the moment I told them about it, they stopped looking at it as a sport and looked at it as a game like basketball, baseball or football,” he recalled.
LTE’s last XTEN sports player in 2021 described the Dominican League of Legends ‘gamer’ with ‘disrespect and a lot of ego’.
Hernandez admitted that the riot games that created the League of Legends had left them without a second division like Mexico or Argentina and forgotten the Dominican Republic.
Had the Dominican Republic had a league from the start it would have been one of the key countries exporting talent to the LLA. Retired players do not have a way to survive in the game, ‘he said.
Riot games have promoted the Tempest League since this year, with the second category being Central American and Caribbean nations.
“You’ll see a lot of players with Tempest. It’s still a very low level league compared to the others because it’s new and the others are three years old, but there’s a lot of talent behind it,” he celebrated.
Dmitry had to leave XTEN in his plans in 2022, in which he was not comfortable, and signed up for a high-quality group in the LLA or emigrated to the United States with the second group.
If I stay in the LLA, my goal is to be a two-time champion and the best Latin player. I want to go to a World Cup and represent the region, ‘he concluded.