While some may want to live in the past and engage in behavior that is less than savory while playing online games competitively, professional gamers are increasingly finding out that aggressive, abrasive, misogynistic, racist, and homophobic language is no longer acceptable.
Proving that point, Riot Games announced on the official League of Legends forums that professional League of Legends player Christian "IWillDominate" Rivera has been suspended for a year from playing in the League of Legends Championship Series. The announcement follows a previous announcement that Rivera had been permanently banned from the game for what was categorized as "toxic behavior." Rivera has also had all known accounts associated with him banned as well.
"We take sportsmanship and player behavior very seriously, and we fundamentally believe that pro players should not be exempt from scrutiny over their behavior," the announcement read.
In the past Rivera represented international eSports team Team Dignitas at the Season 2 North American Regional Finals, placing second alongside his teammates. Team Dignitas owner Michael O'Dell has confirmed that he will be replaced by someone else.