TSM CEO Andy Dinh fostered “culture of fear” at esports company, workers say

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In March of 2021, employees at the esports organization TSM were summoned to a virtual all-hands meeting to discuss the termination of the company’s recently hired head of human resources.

When the new executive was brought on board, employees’ early reaction was positive. “Everyone was super, super excited to finally have someone in HR who seemed to really understand the employees,” said one former TSM employee.

But just weeks after the new executive assumed his role as head of people operations (TSM’s human resources analogue), employees learned that he had been let go after an apparent disagreement with Andy Dinh, the organization’s CEO and founder, over a recruitment practice the new executive wanted to implement. During a question-and-answer portion of the all-hands call, one employee asked Dinh to explain what had prompted the firing.

“That was when [Andy] told the whole company that the HR person was let go because he asked a question that Andy didn’t like,” said a former TSM employee. “I think he kind of realized how ridiculous it sounded, so he followed up by saying, ‘Well, he asked two questions that [I] didn’t like.’

“No one wants to ask any questions after that.”

Since 2009, Dinh has built TSM into one of the premier esports organizations in the world. Competing in a variety of esports and partnering with popular streamers, TSM was labeled by Forbes as the “most valuable” esports organization at an estimated $410 million in 2020. The following year, the company inked a 10-year naming rights deal with the cryptocurrency exchange FTX for $210 million.

However, allegations of workplace abuse have long circulated around the 30-year-old founder. In videos dating back almost a decade, Dinh can be seen yelling at TSM’s esports athletes. That behavior extended far beyond the

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Andy Murray sets up Madrid Open meeting with Novak Djokovic: ‘I shouldn’t have a chance’, says Brit | Tennis News

Andy Murray claims first victory over top-20 player this year with 6-1 3-6 6-2 win over Denis Shapovalov; Murray will next face world No 1 Novak Djokovic, who advanced to the last 16 with a straight sets win over Gael Monfils; young Brit Jack Draper falls short of Andrey Rublev upset

Last Updated: 04/05/22 11:15am


Andy Murray beat Denis Shapovalov 6-1 3-6 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open

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Andy Murray beat Denis Shapovalov 6-1 3-6 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open

Andy Murray beat Denis Shapovalov 6-1 3-6 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open

Andy Murray says he “shouldn’t have a chance” of upsetting Novak Djokovic after setting up a clash with the World No 1 in the third round of the Madrid Open in what will be their first ATP Tour meeting since 2017.

Murray, 34, outlasted Denis Shapovalov in a three-set thriller on Tuesday night and will now face Djokovic in the last 16 after the Serb dispatched Gael Monfils in straight sets.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Murray, who was handed a wildcard for this event, said of his 37th career clash with Djokovic: “He’s obviously No 1 in the world [and] I’m playing with a metal hip, so I shouldn’t have a chance.

“I thought about it a little bit at the beginning of the third set. I didn’t know if I was going to get the chance to play matches like that again.”

It was Murray's first victory this year over a top 20 player

It was Murray’s first victory this year over a top 20 player

Murray: My game is in good shape

“In theory I shouldn’t have a chance in the match, but I’ve put myself in a great position,” Murray continued.

“”I worked extremely hard in the last five or six

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