An inside investigation performed by TSM has confirmed that the group’s former League of Legends coach Peter Zhang took cash from gamers’ salaries, performing as a buffer between gamers and undisclosed third events, in accordance with a report revealed earlier in the present day by Dexerto.
Zhang was fired from his place as TSM’s League coach in March following “very severe allegations of battle of curiosity and unethical practices,” in accordance with a press release made by the group earlier this 12 months.
The current inside investigation performed by TSM confirmed that Zhang had bought a automobile on behalf of former TSM assist participant SwordArt for $80,000 however by no means returned the cash to the participant. Zhang has returned roughly $35,000 again to SwordArt, in accordance with the investigation, whereas the opposite $45,000 the previous coach made out of the sale stays unpaid, in accordance with Dexerto’s report.
Shortly following his firing, Zhang apologized for his habits and clarified his actions.
In his Twitter put up earlier this 12 months, Zhang apologized to SwordArt and stated that “the cash has been returned to all gamers,” though TSM’s current investigation confirmed that cash remains to be unaccounted for.
Along with withholding cash from SwordArt, Zhang additionally “tried to borrow cash from eight TSM gamers and employees members, together with gamers over whom he had managerial accountability,” in accordance with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the conductors of the investigation, by way of Dexerto’s report. Zhang additionally refused to cooperate with TSM’s investigation and refused to answer emails or telephone calls, claiming that “his web and telephone line had been unreliable,” in accordance with Dexerto.
Along with the inner investigation confirming details about Zhang, TSM additionally confirmed earlier in the present day by way of Gutierrez Marca LLP that proprietor Andy “Reginald” Dinh didn’t commit any illegalities following his personal inside investigation, though he did communicate in an aggressive and harsh tone when chatting with workers.
Reginald will bear “obligatory government teaching” for his actions. TSM’s League of Legends group will return to play on June 17.