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LoL Pro Gamer Attempted Suicide after Exposing Fraud

MinKi Chun, a former <LoL> pro gamer of AHQ Korea alias in-game name ‘Pimir’, exposed a <League of Legends> scandal and attempted committing suicide this morning.

According to Chun, a <LoL> pro team AHQ Korea tried to fix four games during the 2013 LoL Champions Spring. The cheated matches were two against KTB and another two against CJF.

He noted that only another teammate and he had participated the fraud and the rest did not know about that then.

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MinKi Chun ‘Pimir’

The former pro gamer Chun exposed that the team AHQ Korea was founded by DaeChul Roh in order to make some money out of gambling. The team manager Roh did not provide his players enough food and supplies. He also even tried to convince the players to get out of the pro stage after making a big money out of the gambling. As the players refused his proposal, Roh sold three training PCs and kicked them out from the gaming house. He lied to them that he did so because he needed money to send to its sponsor AHQ.

Chun finally doubted Roh’s behaviour and asked AHQ team manager in Taiwan directly and found out his fraud. AHQ only lended its name, devices, and uniforms to the AHQ Korea. Not a penny was supported from AHQ at all.

We do not know how painful and threatened he was but he took a wrong choice committing suicide after his confession. He jumped off from 12th floor of an apartment but thankfully he survived and is hospitalized as a severe emergency patient now.

Riot Games Korea formed a task force to investigate the scandal and take care of Chun’s recovery.

“Though AHQ Korea is not a memeber of the association, we will investigate and respond to the scandal quickly and sternly since it is our duty and right to protect professional players. We assume this cas as racketeering and fraud,” said Korea eSports Association.

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[Riot Games] US-made online game gone free

riot gamesIt’s no secret that there’s been several attempts to make free to play or micro-transaction business model work in the United States. This is one of the stories.

Riot Games, a LA-based developer, decided to make its online game called League of Legends free to play. The company will also offer a Collector’s Pack at retail outlets.