While competing at Worlds – the highest-level League Of Legends competition in the world – Beyond Gaming’s mid-laner Chien “Maoan” Mao-An suspended from the tournament.
Riot Games announced that Maoan was suspended for leaking his team’s drafting strategies to a friend for the purposes of betting on a match at worlds.
“the Competitive Operations team obtained definitive evidence showing Maoan provided inside information to a friend for the purposes of wagering on today’s match.”
Maoan allegedly told a friend which champions his team were likely to pick for a pivotal match at Worlds. Gambling sites allow users to bet on which champions will be picked in the game.
This decision has cost Maoan a chance at the £1.634million prize pool.