Kim ‘DoinB’ Taesang is greater than only a professional participant and World Champion — in recent times, he’s develop 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.
Info surrounding the LPL may be troublesome to return by. Roster leaks for the LEC, LCS, and sometimes LCK, have develop into prevalent in recent times, however the LPL has at all times retained a sure aura 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 through his private livestream, one of many few sources of details about the interior workings of the LPL offseason.
Nevertheless, these leaks have come at a worth. Not too long ago, he claimed that he had been fined 60k RMB (round 7.5K USD) for leaking the beginning date of the 2022 Summer time cut up by the LPL.
The extent of the fines
Apparently, this wasn’t the primary time DoinB was fined for leaking LPL info. In keeping with his feedback on stream, he’s been fined “lots of of 1000’s” of RMB for numerous info leaks.
Everyone knows Doinb leaks all the things, however it comes with a worth.@Doinbmid:”I received fined for leaking the Summer time Cut up date, it price me 50k RMB (7,480 USD). I used to be fined 60k RMB (8,977USD) final month. Since 2019, I’ve been fined lots of of 1000’s of RMB in whole.”#LPL #LNGWIN pic.twitter.com/yXZqnWdBk1
— HUPU Esports (@HupuEsports) June 8, 2022
Exterior of the Summer time cut up begin date, it’s unclear which leaks precisely he’s being fined for.
Earlier this 12 months, he was liable 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 have been formally introduced.
It’s unusual for gamers themselves to be those liable for leaking confidential info. DoinB’s punishment by Riot China might 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.