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TSM CEO Andy Dinh Fined $75,000 By Riot Games For Bullying

Renowned esports organization Team SoloMid (TSM) has been fined $75,00 by Riot Games following an investigation by the video game company on allegations against TSM CEO Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh for disparaging and bullying behavior. Reginald has also been subjected to a two-year probation by Riot Games on account of the same allegations.

Following the investigation, the company claims to have found evidence of verbal abuse which goes in direct violation of the LCS rules on Harassment and Profanity & Hate Speech.

Reginald was fined three times the maximum fine due to the fact that his abuse and misconduct was stretched over multiple years.

“The League believes that there was a pattern and practice of disparaging and bullying behavior exhibited by Andy Dinh towards TSM players and staff members,” Riot said in a statement.

The punishment follows the investigation by Riot Games that initially began in November 2021, with involvement from the Legends Championship Series and alongside an independent law firm.

During the two year probationary period of Reginald, all TSM staff members and employees will have access to an anonymous tip line through which they can report potential instances of abusive conduct by the TSM CEO.

“In addition, through the Players’ Association, the monitor will check in with current TSM League of Legends players and report any potential rule violations to the League for follow-up,” the statement reads. “TSM will be required to provide notice, in a form provided by the League, to all existing TSM players and staff, and any new hires during the probation period, explaining the existence and purpose of the tip line.”

Furthermore, Riot has also ordered Reginald to complete sensitivity training and executive coaching from a provider approved by the LCS and unaffiliated with TSM. He will also have to provide evidence of the same within sixty days.

Sonu Banerjee
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