On Sunday evening, longtime member of TSM and current President of Marketing, Leena Xu, announced on her Twitch stream that she would be resigning from her role within the company and joining OfflineTV, a team of content creators.
The announcement comes after her boyfriend, longtime professional League of Legends player, Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, has publicly feuded with TSM management in recent weeks.
"I am retiring from TSM. I wanted to step down earlier this year," Xu said on stream. "I’ve been having a really hard year with TSM, with, I guess you could say, new management. And I’m not sure if on the outside it’s very apparent. But, yeah, it’s been hard, and I think when the situation with [Søren "Bjergsen Bjerg] unfolded, I feel like, for me, a really important thing is working with people I like, and enjoy even outside of the work environment.”
For context: CEO Andy "Reginald" Dinh and General Manager Parth Naidu announced back in October that Bjergsen, the storied mid laner and one of LCS' best, chose to play elsewhere in 2022.
Xu did not specify exactly what her new role would be with OfflineTV, nor has TSM publicly acknowledged the departure. But the transition has already begun.
"I have been starting work with OTV in the last couple of months. It has been almost half a year now with them behind the scenes. I had reached out to Scarra basically expressing that I wanted to continue working with creators. I wanted to work with people who I feel like were on the same wave length."
Tim Rizzo is the editor and a reporter for Inven Global. He joined the company back in 2017.