Riot are taking their attempt to clean up the online gaming scene seriously — so seriously in fact that they’re not afraid to ban even high profile professionals.
“The decision to impact someone’s career is not one we make lightly,” reads the forum thread, “which is why this is tough news to deliver. Unfortunately, our Tribunal recently was forced to permanently ban a pro player as a response to his persistent toxic behavior, and after closely reviewing the individual’s case and history, the Riot eSports team has issued a ruling that follows this post.”
“IWillDominate has been in Tribunal nine times and punished eight times, including the most recent permanent ban,” states the ruling. “He has a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, offensive language and negative attitude. Despite the punishments and official warnings, his harassment score has risen more than 30% from early August to the present date, placing him at the top of the list of North American pro players and among the worst 0.7% of all North American players.”