Andy Dinh

According to a recent report by WIRED, Riot Games is investigating Team SoloMid’s CEO Andy “Reginald” Dinh for alleged workplace bullying and misconduct toward his employees and players.

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“We are aware of the allegations made about the CEO/owner of TSM,” Riot Games told WIRED in a statement. “As the league operator, we have engaged the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to conduct an independent investigation into claims of misconduct made against the leader of this team, in accordance with standard league process.”

The investigation by LCS was launched towards the end of last year as allegations started surfacing about the mistreatment and verbal abuse done by the 29-year-old towards his employees.

“He’s like a bully who gets away with being a bad person because he’s powerful, because people are afraid to stand up to him,” former TSM player and League of Legends star Doublelift said during a November 2021 livestream. “I’m sick of someone who’s basically just a bully getting away with it because it’s in everyone’s best interest to not get in his way.”

According to the report, Employees have claimed that Dinh would often berate employees for hours and call them “stupid” or “worthless” over minor mistakes. He also allegedly called employees after hours to verbally abuse them.

In a statement to WIRED, Dinh claims that he is “intense, passionate, driven, and relentless in the pursuit of winning.” 

“I set an extremely high bar, and when I feel that someone is not delivering, I directly and bluntly share that feedback,” he said. However, he also admits that his “vocabulary was at times too harsh and ineffective.”

The investigation team is likely to announce their findings later this month.

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