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Three Chinese League of Legends pros issued match-fixing bans by LPL

Three Chinese League of Legends pros issued match-fixing bans by LPL
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One player has been suspended for 12 months, while the other two will miss four months of play.

Three Chinese League of Legends pros issued match-fixing bans by LPL

In an official statement, the LPL revealed it had been conducting individual investigations of all 17 Chinese League of Legends teams, their players, coaches, and management. 

As a result of these investigations, three players have come forward under a voluntary confession policy, and have been issued suspensions. The players are:

  • Xiang "bless" Yi-Tong - ThunderTalk Gaming
  • Zhou "Bo" Yang-Bo - FunPlus Phoenix
  • Wang "Teeen" Yao-Ji - ThunderTalk Gaming

bless is now suspended until April 21, 2022, with Teeen eligible to return on August 21, 2021. Bo will be able to resume his career on 1 July, 2021.

The players will be barred from participating in 'any professional or semi-professional competitions held by Tencent, TJ Sports, or Riot Games in any part of the world' during this their suspensions.

In their post, the LPL also comment that they have 'handled other minor violations and imposed fines or written warnings', but do not reveal who the affected parties are.

The League also states that a series of rectification measures will now be implemented, including a fund set up specifically to counter match-fixing, a dedicated investigative team, more severe punishments for those found guilty of match-fixing, and greater cooperation between the League and its teams.

Information gathering and education will also be improved. 

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