LCS Competition Ruling: Denial of Service Attacks Hexo

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Noobgrenade

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03-19-2013

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Originally Posted by thanex View Post
If Riot doesn't think this is ban-worthy, that's fine.
Then unban every trash-talker that existed in this game.

Enough with the double-standards.
This is a pretty goddamned stupid thing to say.


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The Dealer

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03-19-2013

ooo


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Scoobe

Junior Member

03-19-2013

This is NOT a DDOS.... The person that got "DDOS'd" is still streaming through the entire ordeal which means he's NOT a victim of a DDOS. Stop hyping this up to be something it's not. If you want to know what is REALLY going on:

http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege...client/c8gff0z

Spread the word maybe it will finally get fixed....




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Originally Posted by bitingpig View Post
Region: North America
Date: March 19, 2013
Subject: Denial of Service Attacks
GM: Sam Hexo Bouchard

Facts:
In light of recent evidence regarding denial of service (DoS) attacks on players on the North American server, we investigated allegations that Good Game University (GGU) General Manager Sam Hexo Bouchard has engaged in this prohibited behavior.

An example:
  • In a game last month, Hexo posted a message in all-chat implying that he was exploiting software to determine the IP address of a particular opponent, Robert RobertXLee Lee.
  • Fourteen seconds later, a teammate of Hexo responded with the chat message, Hit it.
  • A few seconds later, RobertXLee suffered a DoS attack which disconnected him from the game.
  • After repeatedly attempting to reconnect to the game, RobertXLee eventually was able to rejoin the game in progress, where he was prejudiced by a noticeable disadvantage in creep score and experience.
  • RobertXLee streamed the game live.
    • A video excerpt of the incident can be seen [URL2="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpPPz9SnEns"]here[/URL2]; a longer excerpt can be seen [URL2="http://pl.twitch.tv/robertxlee/b/364041882"]here[/URL2] (at 9:07:28).
    • Screenshots are below.

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For context on Hexos usual in-game behavior, his harassment rating is currently the worst of all LCS North American managers and players (including both starters and reserve players). No other North American pro player or manager has a higher harassment score.

Definition of DoS Attack:
A DoS attack (or a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack, which is a particular type of DoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer unavailable to its intended user. The tactics vary, but generally consist of the interruption of services of a host connected to the internet.

In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing a targeted computer to reset, consuming its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service, or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately.

Relevant Rules:
[URL2="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/articles/The_Summoners_Code"]The Summoner's Code[/URL2] establishes the standards of behavior for all League of Legends players.

The League of Legends [URL2="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/legal/termsofuse"]Terms of Use[/URL2] prohibits players from harassing, threatening or hacking/interfering with other players in the game.

Analysis:
There is very strong circumstantial evidence that Hexo has engaged in DoS activity against one or more LoL players. We will continue to monitor the situation and investigate allegations into this behavior, using all available internal and external data.

Any DoS activity represents a blatant and willful disregard of the letter and spirit of the Summoners Code and the League of Legends Terms of Use. Intentionally disconnecting a competitor from a game is the very definition of unsportsmanlike behavior and unfair play.

As an LCS team General Manager, Hexo has a responsibility to lead by example; the creation of even the appearance of being a DoS attacker is grossly inappropriate.

Ruling:
Hexo has violated the Summoners Code and the League of Legends Terms of Use by implicitly threatening to launch a DoS attack on another LoL player and may be guilty of the much more serious infraction of engaging in DoS attacks.

Penalties:
Hexo is hereby given a first and final warning regarding the issuance of threats of DoS attacks or the actual launching of DoS attacks. Any future such actions, or any confirmed past or future DoS attacks will result in a permanent account ban and corresponding competition penalties, as deemed appropriate by LCS.


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CUR3D X

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03-19-2013

NintendudeX is just as much at fault for cheering on this behavior. Such a scumbag move


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볶음밥

Senior Member

03-19-2013

Scumbag GGU all around!


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IrMonsters

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03-19-2013

lol you can still stream and be ddos' they only targeted the game client


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Scoobe

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03-19-2013

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Originally Posted by thybeast View Post
lol you can still stream and be ddos' they only targeted the game client
That's not how a DDOS works, sorry.


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Kronic Skillz

Senior Member

03-19-2013

its a shame that when it happens in gold and platinum people laugh and think its funny when half my team d/cs during a baaron dance.


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SHOE788

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03-19-2013

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Originally Posted by thybeast View Post
lol you can still stream and be ddos' they only targeted the game client
The idea that he would type it into all chat is stupid and the idea that a DDOS program for league would operate in the game client's chat box and not simply outside is laughable.


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JaxomofRuatha

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03-19-2013

Just as a counterpoint:

https://www.facebook.com/NintendudeX...22515167840995

I don't know/follow any of these guys, but this post highlights the part of this that I find the most odd, which is that the "Find IP command" would be posted in All Chat. That strikes me as a taunt or joke more than something that had a purpose in a DDoS attack. Again, not taking sides but I did find that odd and I haven't seen this post quoted.