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SofM is fined 1-month salary for … criticizing the internet
Referring to the stories of “not knowing whether to cry or laugh” related to the issue of regional and national discrimination in League of Legends, then perhaps the SofM life-remember lesson when coming to LPL.
At the end of 2016, when he just moved to Snake Esports, SofM climbed up the Korean rank and typed a somewhat negative chat related to China: “sb China” (roughly a swear word). This chat immediately caused the rookie in big trouble, when LPL fans reacted quite violently.
After that, everything was clarified, that SofM does not mean to offend people or the Chinese nation, that his target here is … internet connection. Slow transmission made it difficult to practice at Korean rank, making SofM annoying, and at that time, he was not fluent in Chinese so he used common communication words to express emotions.
But for whatever reason, SofM was wrong and accepted a 1-month pay cut from Snake Management. What’s more praiseworthy after that, he seriously criticized himself, trying to learn Chinese to avoid encountering similar problems.
Snake’s manager then spoke up about SofM’s incident: I received a lot of feedback, and I asked SofM what is this? I asked he if he was unhappy with China or the LPL? he answered that in China very well, I was just annoyed because the internet connection was not stable. I showed you how wrong I was when chatting with such words. SofM recognized and apologized, but the act of using inappropriate language was still an unacceptable mistake, and we imposed a penalty of one month’s salary off he.
Not only that, thanks to her talents and efforts, but SofM has also regained affection from the Chinese fan community, so much so that now, after 4 years of fighting at the LPL, although no title has been won yet, Sofm has been hailed as a symbol of this tournament.
Not only in China, but even in Korean servers, issues of discrimination and national stigma are especially noticeable. Obviously, for those who clearly display discrimination, the punishment of that action is welcome.
But in the case of TFBlade – the hot streamer of League of Legends from North America, his Asian stigma story became a fierce controversy, because this alleged action is not really clear, and Korean Riot treatment also caused many people to not submit.
TFBlade was once boycotted at the Korean server after he criticized a number of LCK players, including Nuguri. The matches in the Korean rank of this streamer were really nightmares when the whole team also against him. Every match with TFBlade, most of his teammates will AFK, accept penalties, let the enemy team break the house, in order to prevent TFBlade from climbing to the top 1 Challenger.
The conflict between the two sides was pushed to the climax when during a stream, TFBlade acted with his hands pushing his eyes slightly up. The Korean gamer community immediately expressed indignation, saying that this action was to refer to “the Asian eye” – A racist act from TFBlade. Meanwhile, the streamer himself asserts that he rubs his eyes and has no other intentions.
Shortly thereafter, Korean Riot continued to make controversial moves when blocking the account they gave to TFBlade to climb the Korean rank. And his fans continue to refute the accusations from Korean fans, saying that they are too sensitive and Riot Korea also sensitive, and this penalty will definitely cause a photo adversely affecting the reputation of TFBlade.
Canna and Faker became the focus of criticism of the Chinese online community for Twitch – A champion with bad connotations on East Asian servers.
Most recently, the case of Canna and Faker on the question of “referring to Chinese discrimination” has become a controversial story between the two regions LCK and LPL. From the action of flashing Twitch champions in the match against TOP Esports in the LPL – LCK friendly tournament, T1’s Canna player was suddenly scorned by Chinese fans, cursing incessantly because he thought his click on Twitch was to referring to China associated with the “plague” (Twitch’s nickname in Korean is the Plague Mouse).
Even Faker could not escape, when the camera turned to the image of this guy smiling while Canna chose Twitch, causing Chinese fans to immediately conclude that Faker is the one who joined with Canna.
Although T1 President Joe Marsh made a statement about the champion selection, Chinese LoL fans did not let go. They constantly asked the LCK side to announce the mic-check segment when choosing T1’s champion.
Similar to the TFBlade incident, but this time it was the Chinese gaming community’s turn this time that became the subject of controversy, as the evidence they presented was not clear, but merely deduced. subjective. However, Canna and Faker themselves have been under constant criticism from Chinese fans for the past few days.