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LCS Competition Ruling: Denial of Service Attacks – Hexo

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Banuvan

Senior Member

03-19-2013

A warning? HAHAHAAHAHAHA

You really don't take your own game and rules seriously do you?


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Dearnis

Senior Member

03-19-2013

Suggestion:

Permaban him and send him to the cops. Legal action.

He's already a failure as a leader. He's already a toxic influence on the game. Half-hearted actions like this are why League, years after admitting they have a serious community problem, still have the perception of being the worst online community outside of HoN.


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Extra Lunatic

Senior Member

03-19-2013

I suck at the game so I'm gonna give myself advantages so... I won't suck? I don't get it.


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Whyumai

Senior Member

03-19-2013

Quote:
bitingpig:
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 here; a longer excerpt can be seen here (at 9:07:28).
    • Screenshots are below.





For context on Hexo’s 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:
The Summoner's Code establishes the standards of behavior for all League of Legends players.

The League of Legends Terms of Use 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 Summoner’s 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 Summoner’s 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.


how is this a warning?


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Alchemi

Senior Member

03-19-2013

riot is hillarious lol


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idyemyhairbrown

Recruiter

03-19-2013

Just a warning? If you're fairly sure that he engaged in DDOS attacks, that should be enough to perma ban the kid.


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Alchemi

Senior Member

03-19-2013

I find it interesting that almost everybody addresses Robert Lee as ROBERTxLEE... However, look at that command that Hexo types, he types in ROBERTxREE ... instead of ROBERTxLEE


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Noobgrenade

Senior Member

03-19-2013

If you can't prove the DoS, perma his ass for elo boosting, account selling, etc. All of that is pretty obvious.


Quote:
Dalze:
Why would you punish the entire team for what MAYBE 1 of their players did in a SOLO QUEUE game?

It's like if you asked why wasn't ALL of Dignitas banned from everything because of what IWILLDominate did.

If one could prove the DoS, it would prove cheating. If his team was honorable, they would've gotten him to stop or reported him themselves. Failing to do so makes them just as culpable. And whereas IWD is just a **** eating *****, this is actual cheating.


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Attica

Senior Member

03-19-2013

Quote:
Alchemi:
I find it interesting that almost everybody addresses Robert Lee as ROBERTxLEE... However, look at that command that Hexo types, he types in ROBERTxREE ... instead of ROBERTxLEE


Did you even look at the 2nd screen shot? Robert Lee was playing under a smurf account named RobertxRee.


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IrMonsters

Senior Member

03-19-2013

^