Although the specific reason has not been revealed, 369 revealed that all JDG was banned by Tencent from participating in the LoL tournament organized by Doinb on the livestream.
A few months ago, Doinb “accidentally” created his own tournament called LBL. Basically, this tournament usually features players who have been playing in the LPL, so it attracts a lot of Chinese fans.
But recently, 369 said that the defending LPL champion – JD Gaming was banned by Tencent from participating in Doinb’s tournament. Right now, the Chinese fan community has been extremely indignant at Tencent’s decision, saying that this company is preventing the development of League of Legends in its own region.
In addition, many people speculate that Tencent will not be “particularly interested” in JDG alone, but will ban all LPL teams from participating in Doinb’s tournament.
As for the reason, 369 did not disclose specific information, but many gamers speculate that Tencent is worried that LBL will “take the view” from this company’s tournaments and programs. On the other hand, there is also an opinion that LBL is “taking advantage of the image of LPL players” to attract livestream viewers in China.
On the contrary, there are also some opinions that Tencent does this is completely reasonable, because LBL is not an official tournament, but it is undeniable that it has become extremely popular in the Chinese Esports village. The reason is because it has the presence of popular streamers like Doinb along with a series of players in the LPL, even if they don’t want to, LBL’s matches will also attract a number of organizations and betting websites. In particular, LBL is also not under Tencent’s management, so to avoid trouble, this company has strictly banned JDG as well as LPL players from participating in Doinb’s tournament.
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