Riot Apologizes for League of Legends Tournament Woes
Riot Games has addressed issues with this past weekend’s $2 million League of Legends tournament, notably the allegations of cheating and disconnect issues.
Keen-eyed tournament viewers spotted participants looking at their competitors minimaps’ on the large screen, granting them a tactical advantage equivalent to watching what your friend is doing when playing a console game on splitscreen mode. Riot has admitted that making this kind of cheating possible was a mistake.
VP of eSports Dustin Beck said:
“We’re trying to deliver an extraordinary experience for viewers, and yesterday didn’t live up to our goals. In hindsight, the potential visibility of minimap screens for players was a mistake.”
As for the matches that suffered disconnect issues, Riot has rescheduled them, and as an apology for the inconvenience to viewers, Riot is granting all players double influence points for 24 hours following the finals match on October 13th.