LGD’s mid laner Chen ‘Jay’ Bo is underneath investigation by the LPL for a collection of messages with an outsider which implicated him in plans to purposefully lose chosen matches within the LPL spring break up.
The LPL has a protracted and troubled historical past with match fixing. In 2021, 38 gamers and coaches from the LPL and its developmental league (LDL) had been banned after an investigation of match-fixing allegations that occurred throughout 2020 and 2021.
One yr on from that scandal, and one other occasion of alleged match fixing has come to mild, with LGD mid laner Jay reportedly agreeing to lose chosen matches within the LPL 2022 spring break up.
Chen “Jay” Bo, mid laner for LGD, has been subjected to scrutiny for suspected match-fixing with the discharge of incriminating messages which alleged that he had communicated with an outsider to deliberately lose choose LPL matches this season. pic.twitter.com/i06USzdnW7
— Kevin Kim (@KevinKimLoL) April 6, 2022
The allegations come after LGD failed to succeed in the LPL playoffs, ending the break up with a 3-13 document in joint final place with ThunderTalk Gaming
The character of the allegations
The allegations come from a Weibo account with the username 6199419983. It seems as if the account was created on April 4 for the only goal of posting the incriminating screenshots of messages and voice conversations, allegedly between Jay and an unnamed different.
In line with the posts, the match fixing allegations pertain significantly to LGD’s match versus BLG on March 20, and an unspecified sport versus Prime Esports.
It’s not but confirmed whether or not the screenshots included within the submit are legit, however they define particular circumstances that the third social gathering requested Jay to fulfil inside the sport, presumably for the aim of betting.
In line with translation offered to Dexerto by @sgbros1_OW on Twitter, the screenshotted conversations primarily contain dialogue of particular champion picks, and a plan to throw a combat at rift herald in a sport versus Prime Esports.
The messages additionally declare to point out discussions of fee for the alleged match fixing, with the unnamed third social gathering telling Jay he would obtain fee after the second sport of the BLG collection. The messages additionally probably implicate one other, unnamed member of LGD, with Jay stating his “teammate” would assist him in fixing a match.
One message from the unnamed social gathering asks Jay “How a lot would you like for the twentieth?”, probably referencing charges for throwing the match versus BLG, however the charge itself isn’t mentioned.
LGD later confirmed by way of Weibo that they’d reported the allegations to the LPL’s disciplinary board and had additionally begun their very own inner investigation.