LPL and LDL come to a halt due to the match-fixing scandal : League of Legends is an online multiplayer PvP arena game that was developed by Riot Games and was released on 27,October 2009 on various platforms like windows and iOS. This game has developed a huge number of audience and players in the last 12 years and is still popular among the young generation. The game has also won various notable awards like the Game awards for Best Esports game, BAFTA games award for Persistent game and many more. However, the recent reporting of various cases of matchfixing in the game tournaments has degraded the reputation of the game and has brought in a bad image for the developers.The developers have taken effective steps and measures to contain such malicious attempts by the players and had set up an investigation to look into the matter.LPL and LDL comes to a halt due to the match-fixing scandal full information below
On 22, April 2021; Riot Games unveiled their report of the investigation of their two-month-long investigation into the reported match-fixing in China’s LPL(League of Legends Pro League) and LDL(League of Legends Development League) leagues.
Various players and coaches have been accused of match-fixing and have been issued various punishments according to the severity of their actions. Three players from LPL, 35 players, managers, and coaches from LDL have been issued with suspensions and lifetime bans. In the LPL, FPX Jungler Zhou Bo Yang-Bo and Thunder Talk’s support Wang Teeen Yao-Ji have been issued a 4-month suspension while another Thunder Talk player, juggler Xiang Bless Yi-Tong has received a suspension of 12 months.
In the LDL, the entire roster of Sheng-Jie gaming has been disqualified from the LDL, with its players receiving various suspensions with Spunk receiving the longest one. Also, 11 more players, coaches and managers were issued lifetime ban. The aspiring jungler Bo from FPX submitted that he was coerced into match fixing during his LDL matches and also added a list of number of match-fixers, which were also involved in previous cases of fixing.
Bo also posted in an official apology, saying he has spent this past period of time regretting and suffering for his actions and unable to face anyone.
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