Former Rogue Warriors jungler Wang "WeiYan" Xiang was globally banned from League of Legends competition for two years on Thursday.
In a statement from China's League of Legends Pro League, WeiYan was found to have violated two specific rules: having an intention of matchfixing and participating in betting on LPL matches.
The league began its investigation early Saturday when the LPL was notified by Rogue Warriors that WeiYan had been accused of violating LPL rules. Rogue Warriors released WeiYan on Wednesday amidst allegations of matchfixing.
The league stated that it would partner with streaming platforms to ensure the ban was upheld. The LPL also fined the Rogue Warriors organization 3,000,000 RMB ($423,687.50) and issued the club a warning, citing Rogue Warriors' responsibility to ensure players uphold LPL rules.
The LPL's investigation is ongoing.
In an anonymous Weibo post, screenshots of the former Rogue Warriors jungler talking about potentially fixing matches against Dominus Esports and Victory Five. Rogue Warriors faced Victory Five in Week 3 and won 2-0.
Rogue Warriors are currently in 13th place in the LPL with a 3-6 match record.