As Team 8 receives sponsorship from JinAir, they are also looking into the future of Lee Jae-Dong, who was leased to foreign team EG (Evil Geniuses).
Lee Jae-Dong is currently on loan from Team 8 to EG. His term is set to expire at the end of November 2013. At that time, if EG does not extend the contract, he will automatically return to Team 8. His future plans afterward will depend on his own desires, and are independent of Team 8's new sponsorship agreement.
Seo Hyong-Seok, an official at the Korean e-Sports Association, which is overseeing Lee Jae-Dong's lease, said, "Regarding Lee Jae-Dong's lease term with EG, if the contract is not extended, he will return to Team 8 at the end of November".
However, starting at the end of August, Lee Jae-Dong will be able to start talks with KESPA over his desires regarding his lease to EG and possible return to Team 8. If he wishes to go to another team instead of Team 8 after his lease, he must negotiate with KESPA over these those three months. Alternatively, if EG wishes to extend the lease and he agrees, there is the possibility that he will remain with EG.
When JinAir took ownership of Team 8, they did not mandate that Lee Jae-Dong be forced to return to the team. Therefore, he can choose to stay with EG, return to Team 8, or try for a different team.
KESPA deputy Seo Hyong-Seok said, "Lee Jae-Dong will stay with EG until the end of November, after which he will be transferred to KESPA, which oversees Team 8," but, "The recent sponsorship agreement does not restrict his opportunities, and he is free to choose his path as he desires."
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