CEO of League of Angels and GoT: Winter is Coming dev studio passes away due to suspected poisoning

    
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You perhaps aren’t familiar with Shanghai-based Yoozoo Games, but if you’ve heard of free-to-play games like Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming or League of Angels, then you know about the studio’s work. With that in mind, it’s our unfortunate duty to report that the publisher/developer’s CEO and founder, 39-year-old Lin Qi, died this past Christmas Day of suspected poisoning.

Qi was hospitalized this past Thursday, December 17th, in order to treat the poisoning but ultimately passed away on the 25th. A work colleague, who is only confirmed to have the surname of Xu, has been detained in relation to the suspected murder, but Shanghai police have otherwise not released any other details at the time of this writing. Reporting from Chinese business magazine Caixin said the detained individual is an employee of Yoozoo’s film division who was working on a Netflix adaptation of the sci-fi book series “The Three-Body Problem” according to unspecified insider sources.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

dude, that’s rough. corpo murder.

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Sleepy

Chinese taking a leaf out of Russia’s book? Did he displease the powers that be somehow?

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camren_rooke

I believe it was a rival in some fashion. More tawdry than overarching malignancy.

Shame too as I was really looking forward to seeing Tree Body problem on Netflix. This will push it back most likely or make it janky as they switch from one publishers vision to anothers.

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camren_rooke

I bet it was the Sophons.

Seriously though, this is very sad.