Chinese language esports group Newbee is going through accusations from two former Newbee Fortnite gamers, Hu “xMende” Wenchen and Li “XXM” Ming, who declare the group didn’t pay them the $100Okay USD prize cash from the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
In keeping with an announcement made by Ming on his social media Weibo, the event organizer Epic Video games despatched Newbee the prize cash eight months in the past, however he and Hu didn’t obtain their cost.
The Esports Observer tried to achieve out to Newbee, however contacts mentioned they’ve left the group and declined to remark. TEO additionally reached out to Ming for extra data, however has not obtained a response.
Two months in the past the group confronted a number of match-fixing accusations from the China Dota 2 Affiliation (CDA), and all group gamers got life-long bans to Dota 2 competitions hosted by CDA, Imba TV, and Mars Media.
On Could 28 Newbee introduced on Weibo that the group was dissatisfied with the judgment, and requested CDA to supply associated proof of match-fixing. Since then, Newbee has not posted any content material on Weibo.
Sources near Newbee instructed The Esports Observer that the group is going through monetary issues. “They’re fairly tousled…” a supply instructed The Esports Observer.
Newbee was at one time top-of-the-line performing Dota 2 groups on the planet. The group gained the 2014 version of Dota 2’s The Worldwide (TI), and positioned second in 2017.
The group additionally used to compete within the League of Legends Professional League (LPL) between 2015-2017. After the LPL switched to a franchising mannequin and canceled promotion and relegation, Newbee left the league and offered its group to FunPlus Phoenix. The group later turned top-of-the-line Chinese language League of Legends groups on the planet, successful the 2019 League of Legends World Championship in Paris. FPX has non-endemic model partnerships with BMW and OPPO. Three of six group members of the 2019 championship group are former Newbee gamers, together with Liu “Crisp” Qingsong, Lin “lwx” Weixiang, and Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang.