Posted Thu, Oct 11, 2012 by Martuk
The final day of the League of Legends World Championship saw quite a few problems. Not only was the competition marred by connection problems that prompted the final day of the competition to be delayed, but allegations of cheating also emerged, claiming that some players snuck a peek at their opponent’s position from what was probably a poor choice of screen placement on Riot’s part. Despite that, there were clear rules in place aimed at preventing this sort of thing, and Riot has determined that some players were guilty of violating them and handed out fines and warnings accordingly.
According to a recent post on the League of Legends forums from Riot’s VP of eSports Dustin “Redbeard” Beck, several teams were reviewed following the allegations, and in one case, team Azubu Frost was fined $30,000 of their winnings for unsportsmanlike conduct. The fine will be donated to Riot’s charity in Korea.
"We evaluated these cases based on intent, severity and tangible impact to the course of the game. Based on our investigation, the Azubu Frost incident is the only one where we determined there to be tangible impact – we believe other members of AzF modified their gameplay (level 1 ping and Jayce brush check) based upon the information gained. We don’t believe, however, that these actions decided the winner of the game.
Per our rules we are issuing a fine of $30,000* for unsportsmanlike conduct. Proceeds will go to our charity program in Korea."
In addition to the hefty fine, Riot also reviewed several other players and handed out warnings to most. A brief summary from Beck’s post can be viewed below.
A more detailed post of the findings for each can be viewed on the League of Legends forums.
The League of Legends Season 2 World Championship finals are set to take place on Saturday, October 13th.