Entire League of Legends Team Disqualified from Championship Series

Riot continues to ban pro-gamers with negative attitudes from League of Legends, this time banning a team of players from competing in a Championship Series qualifying event in Poland due to “toxic behavior.”

Three players on Team Solo Mebdi, Khaled Abusagr, Nicolaj Jensen and Simon Näslund, were accused of verbal abuse and DDOS attacks against other competitors. According to Riot’s final ruling, Absugar “fully violated every part of the Summoner’s Code,” Jensen “violated the Summoner’s Code in a persistent and remorseless fashion” and Näslund “violated the Summoner’s Code in a persistent and unapologetic fashion.”

Team Solo Mebdi has now been disqualified from the event. Riot’s tribunal writes:

“As always, one of our top goals is to ensure that players seeking to compete in the LCS represent the principles of good sportsmanship and clean play.”

Näslund’s account is suspended for the next 12 months, while Absugar and Jensen are suspended indefinitely.

via Polygon

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6 Comments on Entire League of Legends Team Disqualified from Championship Series


On January 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Pretty sure that there will be a lawsuit coming down the pike, unless this company has some very good actual evidence against these people.


On January 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

@ Christopher – Lawsuit for what? Standard TOS clause for any online game says they can ban you at anytime for any reason. Just because Riot has looked the other way over the past couple years for rules violations where their pro gamers are concerned doesnt mean these players are exempt from the TOS they agreed to when they signed up for the game.


On January 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

Yeah, the TOS won’t allow them to be sued which why I’d never sink money into such a game, but I don’t think any of this is right. BM has been a part of online gaming since Quake yet now we’re saying you “have to be nice and considerate” even though we’re not just because the admins say so. It’s ludicrous. And a bad trend. Actually impeding someone else’s game? Yes, bannable. They just called you a “naughty” word that your mother dislikes? Yeah, there’s a mute button.

Online gamers don’t need to be coddled.


On January 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Evidence? A bad trend that online gamers are responsible for their actions and have to face consequences? You guys are kidding, aren’t ya? Or you simply haven’t checked facts….

We’re not talking about guys venting once or twice and doing so, going further then they should. Abusagr managed to establish the highest harassment score ever on the EU west server and has repeated punishments, official warnings, and permabans under his hood.
Jensen publicly and unapologetically admitted to engaging in a series of DDOS attacks against high-Elo players – but no, this surely doesn’t justifies any action against this player….

Here’s the official rulings: http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1015978 – I’d suggest you read through what they did and judge then if Riot’s tribunal went to far or not.


On January 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

This also isn’t a freedom of speech thing since Riot owns those servers, making them technically private property and subject to their whims and judgements. Just like how a mall can have someone removed from their property for voicing or wearing offensive opinions. Your rights (if you’re American) haven’t been infringed because you can express those same things in the parking lot or a park somewhere, since that is public property.

Tommy B Rude

On January 27, 2013 at 1:39 am

@Yuke – I would agree with you if not for the reality that the DOTA genre needs to do something about the state of its player community if the developers want to attract new players. For way too long hardcore players have either felt that being a raging was standard procedure for dotalikes, or labored under the delusion that they were too important to the scene to be punished for it. Times are changing. There’s bound to be some sort of purge before a new status quo can be established.