League of Legends eSports is big business and like conventional sports, it can include athletes sitting out games due to injuries or illness. Take Team Newbee’s Li “Vasilii” Wei Jun who recently missed out on taking part in week six of the LPL season due to a cold and too much sex. His reasoning for being absent was made apparent on Chinese social media site Weibo.
Because I caught a cold before, I asked to be subbed out for the sake of the Club’s results. The Club maintained its winning streak, so it wasn’t necessary for me to play, and I let myself indulge in sensual pleasures for a while. This led to me playing poorly in solo queue, but last week we lost, so I started to adjust myself to a more abstinent lifestyle.
Since this incident, Vasilii has confirmed he is going to change his ways for the better of the team and has already “adjusted to abstinence.” He had his fans believe his change of course by proving his standing in League of Legends.
Those of you only watching the news shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on me. It’s incorrect. You can check on my results in Korean solo queue rather than take my word for it. I will continue to play and try to correct this matter.
While we are pretty sure that most people wouldn’t fault him for having a sex life, it is common for professional athletes to abstain especially before major events.
It isn’t the first time that personal relationships have impacted Professional League of Legends players with North American former professional player and current LCK caster Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo actually creating a video on the subject called “Girlfriends are Ruining the LCS” which you can check out below.