Rogue Warriors jungler Wang "WeiYan" Xiang has been released, according to a Weibo post by the League of Legends Pro League team, due to allegations of match fixing.
"The investigations by the club has determined that Rogue Warriors player Wang Xiang (id: weiyan) conducted activities during LPL Spring 2020 competitions that seriously violated the team's rules and disciplines," Rogue Warriors said in a statement translated by ESPN. "Hereby, based on longstanding zero tolerance, the organization will officially end Wang's 'player service contract' and submit relevant documents to the league.
"Even after a year of repeated reminders and warnings, some still chose to ignore the rules which led to severe consequences. We hereby once again remind our players to remind themselves not to violate club and league rules. We will also further conduct deep internal probes and we are vowing to root out anyone that has directly or indirectly participated in violations."
Another Weibo post surfaced from an anonymous account with screenshots of the former Rogue Warriors jungler talking about match fixing in matches against Dominus Esports and Victory Five. Rogue Warriors faced Victory Five in Week 3 and won 2-0.
WeiYan is a jungler who was promoted directly from Rogue Warriors' League of Legends Development League team, Rogue Warriors Shark. He started for the team over Rogue Warriors' other jungler, Chen "Haro" Wen Lin, since Rogue Warriors' match against Oh My God in Week 2.
This season, Rogue Warriors are 3-5 in the LPL and 12th in the league standings. WeiYan played as recently as Monday against Team WE, with Rogue Warriors losing 2-1.
-- Kevin Wang contributed to this report.