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Creator: Vavena October 11, 2012 6:58pm
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We recently announced the Season 2 ranked rewards, and since then we’ve seen occurrences of highly skilled players logging into the accounts of other players and dominating games in order to qualify that account for additional rewards. Some streamers have even been openly advertising these services and engaging in this in front of thousands of viewers. This is unacceptable. We strongly believe that ranked rewards should be fairly earned by the recipients.

Not only is account sharing against the Terms of Use, and not only does it undermine the spirit of fair play, but it also affects many innocent players who find themselves battling a player whose true Elo is 1000 or more points above theirs.

Today we’ve issued the following punishments:

- Two week suspensions for the accounts of a few streamers that we’ve confirmed were engaging in this behavior: robertxlee, Only Jaximus, yangfushang, and dye44.

- Seven day suspensions for the accounts that received Elo boosts from these players. These accounts have lost all eligibility for Season 2 rewards and have had their ranked Elo reset to an appropriate level.

We’re also in the midst of an analysis that will identify other players who have clearly participated in Elo boosting over the past several months. Once the list is finalized we’ll be taking similar action against those accounts.

The integrity of ranked play is extremely important to us, and to that end we will continue monitoring for these behaviors going forward. Permanent bans will be issued to players who are found engaging in Elo boosting in the future.

For the vast majority of players who have competed fairly throughout Season 2, you have nothing to worry about. There are twelve days left to earn rewards before the season end date of October 23. Good luck and have fun!

-Yegg


Well then.. there goes half my money, but I guess Riot actually taking their time to deal with the bans is pretty good, thoughts?

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Elo boosting is bad for the community because when the undeserving player gets their account back, they ruin the game for at least four others. When I win against possibly elo boosted accounts, I absolutely despise it because sure; the elo is nice but it's not fun stomping. I'd rather win/lose elo with both sides having a "fair" team.

Good to see Riot taking action against elo boosting.
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What do you mean there goes half your money?

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DAMN THOSE ELO BOOSTERS. DAMN THEM TO HELL...
*looks around nervously*
BOW DOWNBOW DOWN
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idk seems good, I don't really mind boosting to 1500 and stuff since it's kinda low imo, but it seems to be a good thing for Riot to do with all that's been happening lately.

lol you're such a criminal Anna :P



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What do you mean there goes half your money?

You know what I mean.

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She's openly admitting to elo boosting. everyone report
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Reported anna have fun with the ban
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OOOOOOO Owned. That's sweet justice for when only_jaximus smurfed me with ap sion and completely obliterated our AP mid.

So sweet.

EDIT: Just read this thread and I'm taking no part in any post aside from the OP.

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where's the monty python meme when you need it?

"She's a booster, burn her burn her!!!!"

But no one would do that. Looks like my season 3 chances are...Just as slim as they have been in season 2.

All this means is streamers won't be dumb enough to show themselves boosting other player's accounts.
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