Bans issued for openly advertised Elo boosting

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ElementzPRO

Senior Member

10-11-2012

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Originally Posted by Rezeck View Post
Would like someone to explain how elo boosting is against the rules with the explanation of "affects many innocent players who find themselves battling a player whose true Elo is 1000 or more points above theirs.", but smurfing is A OK in riots books. It affects way more than the few who elo boost, the same exact way.
The rules say you can't play on another user's account

They say nothing about playing on another account


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cobbi

Junior Member

10-11-2012

If these are all manual bans does that mean that you have looked through all the accounts that have won X number of games in a row an assessed the situation or that you have only banned accounts that have had streamers playing on them? Because while i know it is unlikely certain players may have won upwards of 10 or 15 games in a row and it is highly unfair if they are punished.


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BlackSantaClaus

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10-11-2012

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Aphromoo and Hafu are 100% elo boosting, just watch their streams. They play different accounts nearly everyday
Aphromoo and Hafu downvoted lol.


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gsai

Senior Member

10-11-2012

How did you get the information to make these decisions? Did you track their IP or did you just watch their streams?


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RevelASIAN

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10-11-2012

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They are skilled players who earned their ratings through their own merits. We felt that the two week ban, the loss of an income stream (as these players were often profiting from these activities), and a bunch of unhappy customers who have suddenly lost what they paid for was an appropriate punishment.
Now if you could only moderate the chat rooms properly, and get a ton of easy bans for people that advertise in there all the time.


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Hearthbreak

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10-11-2012

Any reason why you listed the summoner names of those you are banning? I'm not criticizing Riot, I'm just wondering if there is a specific purpose.


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Yegg

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10-11-2012
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Originally Posted by cobbi View Post
If these are all manual bans does that mean that you have looked through all the accounts that have won X number of games in a row an assessed the situation or that you have only banned accounts that have had streamers playing on them? Because while i know it is unlikely certain players may have won upwards of 10 or 15 games in a row and it is highly unfair if they are punished.
The analysis was complex and involved far more than just looking at win streaks or win rates. Your account could win 100 games in a row and you'd be perfectly fine, as long as you were the player winning those games.


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BlackSantaClaus

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10-11-2012

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The analysis was complex and involved far more than just looking at win streaks or win rates. Your account could win 100 games in a row and you'd be perfectly fine, as long as you were the player winning those games.
check aphromoo chat log i bet tons of elo boosting conversation there. that should be enough proof. suprise you dont consider this method to track down or you just purposely let it slide.


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Yegg

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10-11-2012
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Any reason why you listed the summoner names of those you are banning? I'm not criticizing Riot, I'm just wondering if there is a specific purpose.
These players specifically put themselves out there by streaming their activities. We felt that it was important that everyone knew what happened since these are visible names in the community, rather than having to speculate about every streamer that happens to not be active today.

We won't be listing the names of the boosting recipients who were banned, or of the players who are banned in our ongoing analysis.


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Food4Thought

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10-11-2012

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We recently announced the Season 2 ranked rewards, and since then we’ve seen occurrences of highly skilled players logging into the accounts of other players and dominating games in order to qualify that account for additional rewards. Some streamers have even been openly advertising these services and engaging in this in front of thousands of viewers. This is unacceptable. We strongly believe that ranked rewards should be fairly earned by the recipients.

Not only is account sharing against the Terms of Use, and not only does it undermine the spirit of fair play, but it also affects many innocent players who find themselves battling a player whose true Elo is 1000 or more points above theirs.

Today we’ve issued the following punishments:

- Two week suspensions for the accounts of a few streamers that we’ve confirmed were engaging in this behavior: robertxlee, Only Jaximus, yangfushang, and dye44.

- Seven day suspensions for the accounts that received Elo boosts from these players. These accounts have lost all eligibility for Season 2 rewards and have had their ranked Elo reset to an appropriate level.

We’re also in the midst of an analysis that will identify other players who have clearly participated in Elo boosting over the past several months. Once the list is finalized we’ll be taking similar action against those accounts.

The integrity of ranked play is extremely important to us, and to that end we will continue monitoring for these behaviors going forward. Permanent bans will be issued to players who are found engaging in Elo boosting in the future.

For the vast majority of players who have competed fairly throughout Season 2, you have nothing to worry about. There are twelve days left to earn rewards before the season end date of October 23. Good luck and have fun!
So...its NOT ok to cheat a rating for random in game rewards, which results in temp bans and possible perm bans.

BUT

if you cheat in the final tourny of S2 to have an increased chance win ONE MILLION DOLLARS, you get fined a petty amound of cash.


smh
this company is so backwards.