Former League of Legends Worlds winner pleads guilty to drug charges

LoL Worlds 2021: the League of Legends World Championship trophy

A former League of Legends world champion has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in Taiwan after he was arrested last year for attempting to sell marijuana, which is illegal in the southeast Asian country.

As reported by Taiwanese media and spotted by Inven Global, Lau ‘Toyz’ Wai Kin, who won LoL Worlds in 2012 as a midlaner playing for Taipei Assassins, pleaded guilty to the charges that he was arrested for last year. Taiwan has strict laws around drug distribution and smuggling, and Toyz could face hefty punishment.

For his involvement with trafficking marijuana, a Category Two drug in Taiwan, the ex-LoL pro could be “subject to life imprisonment or a minimum ten-year fixed-term imprisonment, and may also be subject to a fine of no more than fifteen million New Taiwan dollars” – that is around half a million US dollars. His punishment is yet to be decided.

While Toyz has pleaded guilty, his defence lawyer has said that the Hong Kong national was not fully aware of Taiwan’s drug laws, and frequently travels between the two countries.

Almost ten years ago, Toyz was lifting the Summoner’s Cup as a League of Legends world champion after taking down South Korean side Azubu Frost in what was only the second LoL Worlds ever held.

Taipei Assassins was the last team to win LoL Worlds that wasn’t from China or South Korea.