Three Pro League Of Legends Players Get Stiff Penalties for Bad Behavior

January 25, 2013 -

GameSpot reports that Riot Games has issued bans to three European Team Solo Mebdi players for what they describe as widespread in-game verbal abuse. Riot Games has issued a lifetime ban for professional League of Legends player Khaled Abusagr of Team Solo Mebdi. Riot said that he engaged in a consistent pattern of in-game verbal abuse, racism, anti-Semitism, and threatening behavior. Prior to this incident, he was suspended five times - including a two-week suspension as recently as December.

"This account has established a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, and unacceptable behavior," Riot Games said. "As a result of this player's abject history of poor sportsmanship and harmful actions, the player behavior team has issued a lifetime ban on Abusagr," Riot said. "His StunnedandSlayed account has been permabanned and all future accounts will be permabanned on sight."

Nicolaj Jensen (account name Veigodx) was also banned for a consistent pattern of harassment, abuse, and poor behavior, according to Riot. Riot also said that on multiple occasions Jensen "publicly and unapologetically" admitted to committing a series of DDoS attacks. Riot decided that his bad behavior had earned him a lifetime ban.

Another Team Solo Mebdi player named Simon Naslund (account name: Rayt3ch) was also found to be engaging in a pattern of in-game verbal abuse, offensive behavior, and negative attitude. Riot said that his harassment score was so high that it warranted an automatic permanent ban.

"Naslund has consistently engaged in behavior which violates the letter and spirit of the Summoner's Code," Riot said. "His tendency to engage in verbal abuse, insults and offensive behavior is unacceptable for any player, especially a high-profile eSports competitor who has a regular opportunity to lead the community by example."

You can read more about these three bad boys from Team Solo Mebdi here.

Source: GameSpot


Comments

Re: Three Pro League Of Legends Players Get Stiff Penalties ...

I have to ask if such a ban was only handed down to him because of the visibility of his offenses (being a professional player). I see crap like this in games online all the time that no one does anything about as far as I've ever seen...

I'm looking directly at you Blizzard and Microsoft.

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Re: Three Pro League Of Legends Players Get Stiff Penalties ...

Riot has a pretty decent history of issuing bans for this type of thing; the Tribunal system actually more or less crowdsourced the mechanism by which behavior is evaluated for bans, meaning that Riot's staff only has to review those few cases deemed deserving of a temporary or permanent ban.

 

Generally they only make public announcements like this in cases where the ban involves a high-profile player, but they haven't shied away from it in those cases.

 

This isn't the first time, if I recall, that they've had bans high-profile enough to warrant the announcement; I think a couple of actual pro players got their accounts permabanned a while back and were barred from all Season 3 competition as a result.

Re: Three Pro League Of Legends Players Get Stiff Penalties ...

Good riddance.  Scum like that shouldn't be competing professionally.

 
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