Mlxg sues former Royal Never Give Up team for unpaid wages
Former League of Legends pro star Liu “Mlxg” Shi-Yu announced on social media platform Weibo on Friday that he was suing the Royal Never Give Up esports organization for non-payment of streaming salary as well as a deposit for the Mlxg streaming contract.
Mlxg spent four of his six-year League of Legend career on RNG as a starting jungler. During his time with the team, RNG won three League of Legends Pro League titles. In his last full season with RNG, Mlxg helped his team win the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational. After losing in the quarter-finals at the 2018 Worlds, Mlxg officially retired in July 2019. Since then he has stayed on. with the organization as a streamer.
Mlxg has been broadcasting on RNG since his retirement. He claimed in his Weibo article that he had not been paid for almost two years. In the same post, he said he had lost all confidence and patience with the organization. Mlxg said he filed a complaint in September this year. The lawsuit is against the agent company of RNG Shangrao Tiantong Culture Communication Co., Ltd. An English translation of her post was translated and shared by Reddit user u / 9de03ac5d92c272b7f75.
The trial follows another trial centered on the RNG. Last year, RNG was sued by the streaming platform DouYu for breach of contract with RNG streamers. The costume favored DouYu. Mlxg also ended up in this lawsuit, as he was one of two streamers that RNG did not tell DouYu about his retirement.
RNG’s former parent company, Leyou Network Technology, had to pay $ 4.5 million in damages. The penalties amounted to $ 3 million in damages. Failure to give DouYu written notice of retirement cost RNG the remainder of the trial.
Neither RNG nor their parent company have made an official comment on this at the time of this article’s publication.