A large-scale matchfixing scandal in the LDL resulted in 28 bans, as well as the removal of two organizations from the league. Bans vary in length from 18 months to permanent.
On August 7, 2022, a competitive ruling against Team Orange and TWELVE resulted in a long series of bans against players, managers, and coaches on both teams.
In addition to a translation of the original ruling, she also included a now-deleted post from Jingyi, one of the permanently banned players, as well as the exact rules violated by those who participated in betting and matchfixing.
This ruling is based on the results of a game played on July 10, 2022. After a lengthy investigation conducted by LDL management, the game played between these two teams was ruled to be unfair.
Team Orange and TWELVE have both had their rights to play in the LDL revoked, and all matches played by these two teams have been erased from the LDL record for the season.
Additionally, a thorough investigation of the other 22 LDL teams revealed other players involved in matchfixing and betting. These investigations revealed other instances of past matchfixing in the LDL.
In Jingyi’s now deleted Douyu post, he started by saying “I have something to confess to you which is a very bad thing.” In the post, he admitted to a few matches he purposely lost in cooperation with why, another permanently banned player. He was playing on FunPlus Phoenix Blaze at the time.
Many people have now been banned as a result of the league-wide investigation. The full list of bans from this ruling is as follows:
|Ying ‘lcberg’ Tian-Ci||Team Orange, Player||Permanent|
|Xiang ‘XXX’ Chao||Team Orange, Player||Permanent|
|Xu ‘Wynn’ Qing-Bi||Team Orange, Player||Permanent|
|Chen ‘V30’ Mei-Jiang||Team Orange, Player||Permanent|
|Wong ‘Yuen’ Wing Yuen||Team Orange, Player||Permanent|
|Hu ‘712’ Song||Team Orange, Coach||Permanent|
|Yu ‘ysj’ Ning-Xi||Team Orange, Coach||Permanent|
|Ke Yan-Rong||Team Orange, Manager||Permanent|
|Zhang ‘xjx’ Jin-Xiang||TWELVE, Player||Permanent|
|Liu ‘lyy’ Yang||TWELVE, Player||Permanent|
|Qiu ‘eqq’ Rui-Wen||TWELVE, Player||Permanent|
|Liu Xing-Chen||TWELVE, Manager||Permanent|
|Yuan Yue||TWELVE, Manager||Permanent|
|Wu Si||TWELVE, Coach||Permanent|
|Lu ‘Asura’ Qi||Qing Jui Club, Player||Permanent|
|Liu ‘Jingyi’ Zi-Yan||Free Agent||Permanent|
|Feng ‘why’ Jun-Hao||Free Agent||Permanent|
|Shi Yu-Hang||Free Agent||Permanent|
|Yan Li||Free Agent||Permanent|
|Liu ‘Bob’ Jia-Xin||Free Agent||42 Months|
|You ‘OP’ Chong-Hui||Weibo Gaming Youth Team, Manager||42 Months|
|Zhang ‘coffee’ Jin-Hong||Qing Jiu Club, Player||36 Months|
|Gao ‘Tangwa’ Ya-Ze||Royal Club, Player||36 Months|
|Feng ‘yiyi’ Ming-Yi||TWELVE, Player||36 Months|
|Wang ‘zeze’ Yu-Chen||TWELVE, Player||36 Months|
|Lai ‘Marzss’ Yu-Chen||Young Miracles, Player||24 Months|
|Zhang ‘Fzy’ Xiang-Wen||LGD Gaming Youth Team, Player||18 Months|
|Ma ‘bolin’ Lin||Free Agent||18 Months|
These bans are global and restrict banned individuals from playing in any Riot or Tencent sanctioned event in any game, both professional and semi-professional.
The LDL is no stranger to matchfixing scandals, with players like Vitality’s Zhou ‘Bo’ Yang-Bo being temporarily banned for being involved with an even bigger scandal in 2021.