FunPlus Phoenix confirmed as of December 16 that it had signed former SK Telecom T1 Top Laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha, and according to a tweet by ESPN Esports’ Tyler “FionnOnFire” Erzberger, Khan will he paid over $2 million per season by FPX.
Khan most recently played for SKT in the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, but the South Korean dynasty found itself eliminated at the Semifinals at the hands of European titan G2 Esports. Khan announced he would be leaving SKT shortly after the start of the off-season.Top Laner Kim "GimGoon" Han-saem also re-signed with FPX, which means last season’s World Champion roster will be kept intact. The shared position should also silence the doubters of Khan.
FPX Mid Laner Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang has also declared Chinese residency, which leaves yet another potential starting spot open for an import on the roster should FPX desire another upgrade or platoon before the 2020 LPL Spring Split.
Khan’s reported salary is the largest number thrown around in the LoL Esports off-season, and if true, absolutely dwarfs the gargantuan 2-year contract Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon signed with Team Dignitas.