Riot Bans Top League Teams

Riot Bans Top League Teams

Riot Games – the developer behind the massively popular MOBA League of Legends – has handed out bans and suspensions to three major teams: Team Impulse, Team Dragon Knights (TDK), and Renegades.

Team Impulse has failed to pay their members on time, not provided valid contracts for their employment, and also falsified summary sheets that claimed that legitimate contracts actually existed. The team has been fined $20,000 USD and management has 10 days to sell it off.

TDK and Renegades have been given the same ruling, due to similar infringements by both parties. Both teams commingled their player pool, conducted in trades, and hid all this information from Riot.

Riot contends that Renegades owner Christopher Mykles promised suspended team owner Chris Badawi a 50-percent stake in the team after his suspension. Riot claims that no suspended owner can have any dealings in team ownership, and as such have issued a lifetime ban against Badawi. Mykles, who is also a famous commentator, has been suspended for a year. Both parties have denied the accusations on social media.

Source: Rift Herald, Gamasutra


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Comments Comments (6)

Posted by Bunnny
On Tuesday 10 May 2016 8:57 AM
Wow. This is that mental could almost be reality TV.
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 10 May 2016 9:35 AM
I actually haven't heard of any of these three top teams, so I guess that means something in the grand scheme.
What a doozy.
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Tuesday 10 May 2016 12:23 PM
I hope this doesn't Renegades CSGO team, they're the only thing stopping Australian CS from being entirely irrelevant...
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 1:35 AM
stopping teams because they have a porn sponsor and now this drama, doesn't look too good for that side of gaming. :l
Posted by emetic
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 3:12 AM
LOL is actually surprisingly serious business eh.
Posted by Dayloco
On Wednesday 11 May 2016 10:30 AM
Huh, this is funny, I like it - Ban the trolls! I'm fairly new to this game but loving it so much, endless hours of fun with friends and online friends. I'm sick of losing all the time in League of Legends though, I found this and was wondering if I should get it or not? all advice would be greatly appreciated, so thanks in advance.