Riot Games has given an official warning to an LCL team for using 5 support bans in a single game.
On the 17th, ROX banned Nami, Janna, Lulu, Thresh, and Braum against Vaevictis eSports in the Russian LCL. In response, Riot Games recently released an official warning regarding ROX’s behavior during the match.
“In a game against Vaevictis, team ROX banned 5 support champions during the pick/ban process. Although it is not technically against the rules, both Riot Games and the broader League of Legends community took this as a sign of disrespect towards the Vaevictis Esports team.”
Starting from this year, Vaevictis eSports has been participating in the LCL with only female players in their starting lineup. Vaevictis has also been the center of attention for their 2:52 kill point loss against Vega Squadron this split; Vega Squadron was warned alongside ROX by Riot for “intentionally stretching out” the match.
Riot games further elaborated that this will be their last warning on behavior that may be related to gender discrimination or any other kind of discrimination.
Warnings were issued to the ROX and Vega Squadron organizations, which means that their punishment will be more severe if there are repeated infractions. We preventively warn other organizations that any discriminative behavior is unacceptable and will be penalized by the administration.
Read the full statement here
level 1 MrGuffels
This all girls team is a joke. I applaud them for trying but none of them are Challenger caliber players. The all support bans wasn't even bm. Most all of them are support mains in solo queue. Riot just wishes they could attract a female audience and wants to cash in on the female viewer they could gain by having a girls team. Even the one girl who did make LCS bowed out due to pressure and stress. There just isn't a female league presence willing to play competitive league at that level.