Doublelift Shares Confidential Letter Sent by TSM, Taunts Reginald
Former Team SoloMid (TSM) League of Legends player Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng leaked the cease and desist letter that he received from Electronic Sports and Gaming Law, the law firm representing TSM, dated 12th November 2021. He posted the letter in its entirety on his Twitter handle. After reading a Reddit thread about TSM threatening to sue him for bad-mouthing Andy “Reginald” Dinh and the organization, Doublelift shared the letter on his stream first and explained the contents of it. Following this, he posted it on Twitter, taunting Reginald that he was waiting for the next letter.
This incident comes just a day after the Washington Post article about TSM and its workplace culture was published. On 4th May, Doublelift said, “I still have the letter of when he threatened to sue me for the first time. It’s so insanely crazy. I called him out for being a bully who silences the voices of his like ‘underlings’ and then he tries to threaten to sue me for disparaging his company and then I had to talk to my lawyers and ask them like ‘Is this sh** real? Am I getting sued for liquidated damages?”
What does the letter say?
The letter indicated that TSM intended to pursue a lawsuit against the former pro for defaming the company on his livestreams. Despite the letter being titled “Confidential”, Doublelift proceeded to post it on Twitter.
According to the letter, Doublelift “committed multiple material and incurable breaches of the Agreements” [Employment and Release Agreements] during his Twitch livestreams on 9th and 10th November 2021. It added that Doublelift “repeatedly disparaged TSM, Andy Dinh, Walter Wang, and disclosed confidential information relating to Hu Shou-Chieh (SwordArt).”
Notably, the letter was sent two days after Doublelift called Reginald a “bully who gets away with being a bad person because he’s powerful” on stream. The letter also indicated that TSM would seek damages of $100K for each instance of a breach in his employment agreement, $200K for each breach in his release agreement, and the legal expenses of pursuing the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, Reginald has promised to do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit once Riot Games’ investigation is complete.