Back in July, we reported that Team Impulse's mid laner, Yu "XiaoWeiXiao" Xian was suspended pending the investigation into his performing Elo boosting. Today, Riot Games has issued their full statement on the matter.

As we already know, XiaoWeiXiao did Elo boost one account, which does require a punishment. This violates the Terms of Service, and Riot states that XWX was well aware that this is not permissable. Unfortunately, things get worse from there. XWX was also talking to the Elo boosted player about selling them an LCS unlocked account, which is given to all pro players. Those accounts have all content unlocked (champions, skins, runes, etc.) and are given to LCS players as a "privilege for participating in the LCS." As one might expect, account selling of any kind is not allowed, particularly not one which has been handed to you by Riot themselves.

When deciding on the punishment, Riot took into consideration that XiaoWeiXiao only Elo boosted one account, making his infraction less severe than other, similar cases that have arisen recently. For this, he was issued a 6 month ban from all Riot-affiliated League of Legends competition, retroactive to July 21st, 2015, when the player first admitted the misconduct. Riot Games also considered that while it was discussed, XWX did not actually sell an account, and therefore added one just one more month to his ban, meaning that he is ineligible for competition until February 21st, 2016.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016

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