All-Round Mid Laner - Chapter 126.1
Yaoguang’s scandal quickly reached the top of Weibo’s hot searches. The other esports teams were all extremely silent and no one forwarded the news. Everyone was simply watching the show and quietly eating melons.1Being a bystander
Ye Shaoyang sent a message to Xie Weiyu: [Xiao Yu, have you seen the league’s announcement?] [Web Link]
Xie Weiyu replied: [I’ve seen it…]
Ye Shaoyang sighed before typing: [You made the right decision to leave Yaoguang.]
After a moment, Xie Weiyu sent three consecutive voice messages, “The reason why I left back then was actually because of Yaoguang’s higher management changing. Previously, Yaoguang’s management could be said to have at least some understanding of esports, but after the competition last year, the big boss suddenly interfered in the club’s management and even had a talk with us.”
“He told us he would let reporters come here to conduct interviews, shoot videos of our daily lives, and edit them into a variety show series and release it. This was so that our fan base would be strengthened, and we would become extremely popular esports players. I was not willing to do these things and since my contract was up, I ended it with Yaoguang.”
“The current Yaoguang is indeed no longer the team that used to play seriously. They care more about popularity and fan engagement now. Ai, it isn’t good to speak ill of my previous team. I’ll only talk to you alone about this matter. Yangyang, forget about this after listening to it. I’ll recall it.”
The voice that drifted into his ears was very gentle, his tone filled with regret. After all, Xie Weiyu still had feelings for Yaoguang. He felt upset seeing Yaoguang deteriorate to this step.
When Ye Shaoyang opened WeChat after listening, he discovered that Xie Weiyu had recalled the three voice messages.
Ye Shaoyang sent a hug emoji and comforted him: [Let bygones be bygones. You can’t stop them if they insist on sending themselves to their death. You didn’t do anything wrong during your time in Yaoguang, so you can have a clear conscience.]
Xie Weiyu smiled: [Mn, I think so too.]
Ye Shaoyang: [Let’s stop talking about these dejecting things. Come on, let’s play an arcade match?]
Xie Weiyu agreed: [Sure, wait for me to start a live stream.]
The two teamed up again and live-streamed their ‘Clone Fight’ arcade match. Many fans were discussing Yaoguang in the bullet comments, but Ye Shaoyang and Xie Weiyu didn’t respond to any of them.
The next afternoon, the pro league announced the results of their investigation——
【After some investigations and verification, we have found clear evidence to prove that Yaoguang and Langzu club had private dealings. The people involved from both sides have also confessed to everything.
The league’s penalty is as follows:
1. Team Yaoguang and Team Langzu will each be fined 2 million yuan;
2. Both teams’ head coaches will be suspended for reflection;
3. Players YG-Yu’mao and LZ-Tiantian who were involved in improper conduct will be suspended for a year.
We hope that all major teams will take this as a warning, respect the spirit of esports, and jointly maintain a fair and just competitive environment.
——Announcement of the Official Disciplinary Committee of Gods War】
For the disciplinary team to have such a fast investigation speed, Ming Sheng must have finished investigating in the earlier stages, and already possessed sufficient evidence that would kill off both teams without mercy when handed to the league.
Conducting the investigation was merely a formality, and they announced the penalty after confirming it.
This announcement was simply satisfying!
Yaoguang’s official account instantly lost hundreds of thousands of fans and the comments were full of abusive remarks.
Yu’mao was disqualified. Such a huge stain was left on his career. It would be extremely hard for him to compete again in the future, let alone win the Best Newcomer award. Yaoguang’s head coach was suspended, and the assistant coach stepped up in his place. In the future, Yaoguang’s days in Group A would no longer be a breeze.
There was another strong Team Luoshendian in Group A. Other teams had also been improving consistently. Yaoguang had fallen from their pedestal this season and they only had themselves to blame.
Ye Shaoyang exited the official website in a complicated mood. Some teams fought fake matches in both LPL and KPL too and were eventually punished by the league.
The legitimacy of the competition needed to be upheld by everyone. If Team A bribed Team B to perform point shaving, while Team B and C had dealings under the table and deliberately made mistakes in team fights, what’s the point of continuing this competition?
Ye Shaoyang couldn’t understand this type of behavior, but there were always people who crossed the line.
It was a relief that the six teams that stayed in Group S all disdained this sort of behavior and only depended on their achievements to earn an honest living. Regardless of whether they won or lost their next game, everyone had a clear conscience.
The players in Tianhuan finished their holidays and returned to the team the next day.
Everyone gathered in the cafeteria for dinner and discussed the matter of Yaoguang being penalized while they were at it.
Cheng Xing gloated, “Yu’mao is definitely finished this time, right? However, he can rely on his face to earn a living. He might just follow his boss and become a celebrity instead, no?”
Qu Jiang ridiculed, “Not all trash is accepted by the entertainment industry. He cheated and was penalized; this fact can’t be changed. He can’t get rid of it even if he went into the entertainment industry. When this dark past of his is uncovered, the public’s evaluation of him will be as bad as before.”
Qin Yizhu scratched his head while saying, “It’s a pity. He’s quite talented and would have performed well if he played fairly. He was too hasty and walked on this crooked path, destroying his career.”
Coach Lin walked over and cut them off, “Alright, stop gossiping. Yaoguang’s matter has already been exposed and we won’t be meeting this team in the future. Let’s study our Group S opponents instead.” He took his phone out and sent a table in the group chat, “The competition schedule is out. Let’s take a look at it first.”
Everyone collectively switched their phones on. When the official competition schedule was released, it would be sent to the coaches of the various major teams before being published online. Lin Feng went to find the members as soon as he had received the schedule.
Tianhuan’s schedule arrangement in Group S wasn’t very optimistic, but on second thought, there weren’t any weak teams in Group S. It was the same no matter who they fought against first.
They didn’t have any matches this week as the third phase of the competition would only start next week. The matches in Group S were all scheduled for the weekend and Tianhuan’s first match was at 7 p.m. on Saturday, 21st May. They were competing against Jingzhe and had roughly 10 days to prepare for it.
Coach Lin instructed them, “Let’s all head to the meeting room after having dinner and discuss the tactics we should use against Jingzhe.”
Everyone stopped gossiping and swiftly finished dinner before following the coach to the meeting room.