Pro Player Doinb Fined for Leaking Info Related to LPL
LNG mid-laner Kim “Doinb” Tae-Sang revealed that he has been fined “hundreds of thousands of RMB” over the past few years for reportedly leaking information about China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL). He has been very vocal about information including player transfers and the league in general. In his recent stream, the pro player revealed how much he has been fined as a result of his reported leaks.
The LPL and the Chinese teams have strict rules when it comes to reinforcing player behaviors and it is very common in the region for players to be penalized.
How much was Doinb fined?
According to a translation by Chinese esports media Hupu Esports, Doinb said, “I got fined for leaking the Summer Split date, it cost me 50K RMB (7,480 USD). I was fined 60K RMB (8,977USD) last month. Since 2019, I have been fined hundreds of thousands of RMB in total.”
The renminbi (RMB) is the official currency of the People's Republic of China whereas the yuan is the basic unit of the renminbi. According to Doinb’s statements, the pro player has roughly been fined close to 100K RMB, which comes to €14K Euros or $15K USD.
The Worlds 2019 winner is a figure that has been closely followed by the community since he regularly talks about the content around the Chinese League of Legends scene. He became a prime source of leaks as his insights on player transfers among other things have been true. According to , six months ago, Doinb shared that jungler Kim "clid" Tae-min would join Doinb's former team FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) since clid does not have any other options. Accordingly, the signing was confirmed by the organization soon after.
Likewise, he was one of the first few people to talk about the remote play during the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022. Doinb stated that there was a high possibility that the LPL representative for the 2022 MSI would miss the international tournament if there was no remote play. He then talked about the strict COVID-19 policy in Shanghai, China which mandated people to quarantine for 21 days.
True to his word, Riot Games announced that Royal Never Give Up (RNG) would be playing remotely from China during MSI, and the team eventually even lifted the trophy by defeating Korea’s T1.
Recently, the pro player shared the starting date for the LPL 2022 Summer Split before the official announcement was made and was reportedly penalized with a fine of 50K RMB. The LPL 2022 Summer Split is kicking off on 10th June and LNG will take on Bilibili Gaming in the last best-of-three (BO3) for the day.