Continuing a recent crackdown on the kind of behaviour that gives the game a bad rap (at least amongst those who don’t play it religiously), League of Legends developers Riot have permanently banned two prominent eSports players for their “toxic behaviour in-game”.
Ilyas Hartsema, aka enVision, whose “peak harassment score placed the account among the worst 0.06% of all European accounts this month”, according to Riot, was banned having “established an undeniable record of in-game harassment, abuse, and poor behaviour.” Amazingly, it’s not the first time he’s been punished by Riot; a previous account he held “registered one of the highest harassment scores ever recorded”. Charming.
Damien Lorthios, aka Linak, is the second player banned, for much the same reasons, and amazingly he’s been censured for having displayed this poor behaviour outside of games as well as inside them.
In closing, the game’s tribunal says of both players that they displayed a “persistent tendency to engage in verbal abuse, insults and offensive behaviour is unacceptable for any player, especially a high-profile eSports competitor who has a regular opportunity to lead the community by example.”
eSports Competition Rulings: Suspensions of mouz enVision and aAa linak [League of Legends]