Chinese language League of Legends Professional withdraws from the all-star crew amid the infidelity scandal
Sunings Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng withdraws from the LPL All-Star Weekend because he is involved in an infidelity scandal.
The burgeoning esports industry strives to get as close as possible to traditional sports in terms of viewership and commercial success, and even receives sponsorship from Nike, Louis Vuitton, and BMW. But the backgrounds, jobs, and lives of the players have stayed drastically different, with infidelity scandals like Tiger Woods, Tony Parker, and Ryan Giggs that have no esport equivalents. Until now, that is.
The star ADC player Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng from China League of Legends Team Suning pulled out of LPL All-Star Weekend after allegations of infidelity were raised on social media. Huanfeng reportedly cheated on his girlfriend with several other women during the 2020 League of Legends World Cup in Shanghai.
Huanfeng was added to the rookie team and should celebrate his World Cup performance. He is eliminated from the rookie team and will not be participating in the League of Legends event.
Huanfeng will be absent from the LPL All-Star Weekend 2020 (including the awards ceremony and the Freshman Challenge).
This is probably related to the fact that he cheated on his girlfriend with a group of women during Worlds pic.twitter.com/S39XB51u55
– LoL Xu Esports (@LeakerXu) December 5, 2020
It’s disappointing that this news was released regarding Huanfeng, a rising star in the global League of Legends. He earned the respect and admiration of fans for emerging from a background of poverty and instability to become one of the best ADC players in the world. During the 2020 World Cup he played a key role in Suning’s final, in which the team unfortunately lost to Korea’s DAMWON Gaming.
In the Chinese League of Legends scene, players are embroiled in unusual scandals. Earlier this year, Yan “Wei” Yang-Wei was fined a month by his team for failing to take Smite, which prevented him from taking his role as the team’s jungler. Other more serious controversies include Xiang “Condi” Ren-Jie being banned for match-fixing for 18 months and fined several players for using inappropriate language in the game and during the live stream.
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