Suspension issued for EU Regional participant

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MattMarcou

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08-10-2012
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Summoners,

We’re all very excited for the upcoming EU Regional Final at Gamescom taking place next week (August 16th~19th) that will have the best teams in Europe competing for their spots at the World Championship & Season Three Championship Series.

During our scheduled review of the final rosters of European teams, it came to our attention that Hosan of team elohell recently had his main account permanently banned from League of Legends by our Tribunal system. This discovery caused us great concern as our expectation is that all players will abide by the Summoner’s Code and maintain a sense of fair play and sportsmanship while competing online and at live events.

Upon further review from our eSports team, we confirmed the assessment by the Tribunal and have decided that Hosan will receive a one-tournament suspension as his online conduct is behavior that would be penalized at any and all official Riot Tournaments. The suspension will be served during the EU Regional Final.

We have informed team elohell of the decision, and we are happy to hear that they will still be participating in the tournament with an eligible substitute.


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JamJarsook

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08-10-2012

Interesting, glad to see tribunal taken quite seriously.


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GhostStalker

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08-10-2012

interesting indeed


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Dyloslawer

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08-10-2012

so marcou is still around after all


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Chernobyl56

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08-10-2012

If I may ask...why is it a one-tournament suspension rather than a barring of all future tournaments? If his behavior is so in-congruent to the summoners code that his peers deemed him toxic to the game, why let him compete in the future?


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simpsonboy77

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08-10-2012

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Originally Posted by Chernobyl56 View Post
If I may ask...why is it a one-tournament suspension rather than a barring of all future tournaments? If his behavior is so in-congruent to the summoners code that his peers deemed him toxic to the game, why let him compete in the future?
This. Isn't a permanent ban supposed to be permanent?


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Shentok

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08-10-2012

Look at it this way: If his account is permanently banned, what is the likelihood that he'll be able to continue practicing with his team?


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Falleth

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08-10-2012

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Look at it this way: If his account is permanently banned, what is the likelihood that he'll be able to continue practicing with his team?
Because you apparently can get another account.


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Opux

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08-10-2012

I thought the point of a permanent ban was to stop a player from participating in the community due to toxicity, and they are believed to be unreformable? With that in mind, why is he only suspended for a single tournament? Are you encouraging permabanned players to make new accounts?

If so, that has some disconcerting implications with regards to how RP and permabanned accounts are handled. "You hurt some feelings, so we're going to take all your RP and unlocked content and make you start fresh," is just a little different from: "You hurt some feelings, your business is no longer welcome."


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Sigismund

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08-10-2012

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If I may ask...why is it a one-tournament suspension rather than a barring of all future tournaments? If his behavior is so in-congruent to the summoners code that his peers deemed him toxic to the game, why let him compete in the future?
I agree with this sentiment. Why should he be treated more leniently simply because he plays in tournaments. Players who are deemed toxic to the point that they receive permanent bans should not be allowed to participate in any LoL games, tournament or not.

The fact that he was permanently banned would imply that he had received multiple bans in the past and that the had refused to change the manner in which he played and interacted with other players. He has ignored the warnings his punishment should be consistent across all forms of the game.


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