Riot takes no prisoners. Or should that be prisoners aren't allowed to riot? I don't understand.
By Tim Colwill on January 22, 2013 at 11:17 am
Riot aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to their mission to clean up what they see as ‘toxic’ behaviour in the MOBA community: two more professional players have crumpled under the banhammer for their “toxic behaviour in-game”, according to a recent ruling.
“We’re now taking action in order to help ensure that players seeking to compete in the LCS represent the principles of good sportsmanship and clean play,” reads the ruling. “To be clear, the actions taken today are the result of the players’ recent misbehavior; their past actions on previous accounts provided historical context and helped to inform our decisions regarding the appropriate actions to take.”
The players affected are Mousesports’ enVision (Ilyas Hartsema) and Against All Authority’s Linak (Damien Lorthios). enVision’s ruling shows that he has been reported in a whopping 29% of all matches played, at a rate 6X greater than the average EU player, and Linak has been reported in 20% of his games. Linak particularly was noted as having “worsened in the past three months, even as his team advanced into the upcoming League of Legends Championship Series (“LCS”) Season Three EU Qualifier.”
The news follows December’s high-profile slamming of Team Dignitas’ IWillDominate.