League of Legends Player Suspended From Worlds For Abusive Language
It looks like another League of Legend players has fallen prey to the banhammer as Riot games suspends a popular professional player from the game.
According to a recent announcement, Hankil “Road” Yoon, who is the support player for the Chinese team I May has received a one-game suspension along with a fine of $2,000 for using “racially insensitive language” on the game’s Worlds server on September 19.
The post mentions that the player verbally abused others in the game’s solo-queue during Ranked matches when he was practicing for the event. It is not exactly clear as to what exactly Yoon said to warrant the ban as the community for the game is known for its toxicity but developer Riot games has said that they are “closely looking” at his account after they got to know how he “verbally abused” one of his own teammates when playing a ranked game on the North American servers for the game on October 5.
According to the ongoing investigation, things are not looking good for the Chinese support as it has been discovered that he has been reported in five out of the last 60 played games on the North American servers and in 22 of the last 168 games on the Korean servers. What is more is that he had received a 10-game chat ban on account of “verbal toxicity” as well.
While the one-game ban might not sound much, the timing of the ban might put Yoon’s team in trouble as they were set to face the Flash Wolves today. What is more is that this is going to prevent Yoon from progressing on to the quarter finals of the League of Legends Worlds Championship if his team makes it through. You can check out the full report and the announcement by Riot Games on the official blog linked above.