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Professional League of Legends player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s military service reportedly could be delayed after South Korea’s latest bill proposal to modify conscription law.
Korean Democratic Party Rep. Jeon Ki is planning to propose a bill that potentially could postpone the enlistment in Korea’s mandatory military service for individuals who have made significant contributions to the country’s global image, according to a report by Naver.
The bill will allow cultural artists and e-sports players who have promoted the national prestige like BTS and Faker to postpone their military service.
Under the current South Korea military service law, enlistment can be postponed if they’re a student who attends a high school or higher school, if they’re taking a course determined by a training institution, or if they’re excellent in the field of physical education to promote national prestige, according to Naver.
Ki’s bill will allow individuals recommended by the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as an excellent person in the field of popular culture and arts to apply to delay their enlistment until the age of 30.
If the bill gets passed it could possibly mean that Faker would be able to continue his professional career for 6 more years if he wishes to keep playing for that long.