IWillDominate Tribunal Permaban & eSports Competition Ruling

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Atheology

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12-05-2012

Riot's taking a harsher stance than Blizzard. That doesn't make Riot wrong. No matter how much it displeases you.


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Berri Bunny

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12-05-2012

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Originally Posted by Arcticfury View Post
Competitive play doesn't mean people should have fun or be respectful. They should even more so. This game is about both competitive play and having fun.
Nobody plays ranked to have fun. They play ranked to win.

Edit: And if they are playing ranked just for fun they should just be playing norm.


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Akesgeroth

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12-05-2012

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Originally Posted by Konradexius View Post
Wait, I'm confused. I thought he was permabanned. Why would they allow him back into competetive play ever? Perma being short for permanent and all.
They banned his LoL account permanently and he is banned from competitive play for a year. Not allowing someone to play a game is one thing, denying them their source of income is another.


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Atheology

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12-05-2012

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Originally Posted by Berri Bunny View Post
Nobody plays ranked to have fun. They play ranked to win.

Edit: And if they are playing ranked just for fun they should just be playing norm.
Except for all those people who like to have fun by being competitive. It may be hard for you to understand, but a lot of people view the "high stakes" aspect of ladder and rank-oriented competition as enjoyable.


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Vivid

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12-05-2012

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LoL is an eSport
SC2 is an eSport, ergo, relation.

someone was banned from tournament play ( compromising their career) because of being mean, while there are other esports players who do much worse things and go unscathed. there are plenty of instances of being rude/mean in professional sports that go unpunished because they don't break an actual rule in them.

They both fall into esports, but people fail to understand that it's two different games, two different circuits, two different rules. It's like penalizing a football player for catching a football with his hands because you can't catch the ball with your hands in soccer.


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JustDeckeredBoys

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12-05-2012

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Riot's taking a harsher stance than Blizzard. That doesn't make Riot wrong. No matter how much it displeases you.

well you actually have to buy blizzard games so they have a lot more leeway


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Tetroneaque

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12-05-2012

Well I'm glad to see that the pro players still have to abide by the summoner's code like everyone else. Good show Riot, though I'm confused about how a permaban is only for one year... Anyway, good for you Riot.


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ShartDiaper

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12-05-2012

Let this be a message to the rest of the players out there.


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JustDeckeredBoys

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12-05-2012

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So just curious why do you broadcast his ban and not other peoples bans? Espically disclosing private information, aka his name. Granted, a good portion of people may already know it but this seems highly unprofesional then simply stating pro players are held to the same standards and that (1) had been banned for being toxic.

Im not sure how contracts with teams are laid out but this pretty bad to ban someone from a game then release their real name to million of people, essentialy blacklisting the person and can be construde as attack on the person.

i always thought it was funny how reds like Lyte think its okay and professional to air peoples dirty laundry on the forums... like literally no other company would do that.


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Mordus Legion

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12-05-2012

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Originally Posted by TankyTrap View Post
LoL is an eSport
SC2 is an eSport, ergo, relation.

someone was banned from tournament play ( compromising their career) because of being mean, while there are other esports players who do much worse things and go unscathed. there are plenty of instances of being rude/mean in professional sports that go unpunished because they don't break an actual rule in them.
Sudan is a country
US is a country

Do you expect laws to be exactly the same? No....

When it comes down to it Riot has made it their position from day 1 that player behavior was important to them. They put an emphasis on the summoners code when you start the game. They do this because its a team game but since its the internet getting random people to play nice is rather difficult so they have to use a stick to make people behave so the game has a healthier environment. They have deemed that the better environment is worth loosing any players that refuse to play because they can't be dicks in the game. Everyone has felt like raging at someone at some point but everyone has made mistakes and has had bad games. Some arrogant fools just blame it on their team but most realize what is common sense, that people have good days and bad days.

The moral of this story is if you make a living off of playing a video game then you should probably respect the rules of the governing body or risk loosing the ability to make a living off of it. If the NFL kept warning a player to stop a certain behavior or risk suspension from play and that player ignored the warnings. I would feel zero sympathy for that player and would think he would either be pretty dumb or too arrogant to think that they would take action against him.