June 30, 2022

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DoinB reportedly fined by the LPL for leaking info

Kim ‘DoinB’ Taesang is greater than only a professional participant and World Champion — in recent times, he’s change into the first supply of an enormous quantity of leaked info surrounding LPL rosters. However now, he’s revealed that these leaks have come at a worth. 

Data surrounding the LPL may be tough to come back by. Roster leaks for the LEC, LCS, and sometimes LCK, have change into prevalent in recent times, however the LPL has all the time retained a sure charisma as to the comings and goings of its gamers.

However DoinB has turned himself into one of many major sources of LPL information. He’s leaked quite a few LPL roster strikes by way of his private livestream, one of many few sources of details about the inside workings of the LPL offseason.

Nevertheless, these leaks have come at a worth. Just lately, he claimed that he had been fined 60k RMB (round 7.5K USD) for leaking the beginning date of the 2022 Summer time break up by the LPL.

The extent of the fines

Apparently, this wasn’t the primary time DoinB was fined for leaking LPL info. In line with his feedback on stream, he’s been fined “tons of of hundreds” of RMB for varied info leaks.

Outdoors of the Summer time break up begin date, it’s unclear which leaks precisely he’s being fined for.

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Earlier this yr, he was chargeable for leaking info that the LPL’s consultant must play remotely at MSI 2022, and has revealed a number of offseason transfers earlier than they had been formally introduced.

It’s unusual for gamers themselves to be those chargeable for leaking confidential info. DoinB’s punishment by Riot China may set a precedent to dissuade others from following in his footsteps — but when he’s been receiving fines since 2019, it’s clear that they aren’t doing a lot to sluggish him down.