Streamers Receive Permanent Bans during LoL Bootcamp in KR
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Streamers Receive Permanent Bans during LoL Bootcamp in KR

A surprising turn at a League of Legends bootcamp! Many North American and European streamers are facing confusion as bans on their accounts on the Korean server roll out. What's the extent of Riot Korea's unexpected ban wave?

The tradition of high-level streamers testing their skills on South Korea's League of Legends servers faced an abrupt twist this season. Riot Korea intervened, unhappy with certain player conduct, leading to the manual deactivation or banning of multiple accounts, overseen by the game's Korean authorities. Confusion reigns as the reasons for these restrictions were initially unclear.
For example, earlier this week, streamer Ashkan 'TF Blade' Homayouni was slapped with a two-week ban for in-game chat toxicity. Upon discovering the suspension, he used the login credentials of a viewer, playing on their account. This act is not only against Riot's global Terms of Service but is also strictly prohibited in Korea, adding another layer to the complexity of the situation.

Korean Bootcamp: Did TF Blade Get His Peers Banned With This Mistake?

TF Blade's continued gaming journey on a 'new' account was easily discovered by Riot Korea, as he was live-streaming the entire process. The use of this account was in clear violation, as every account on the Korean server requires verification via a social security number, unless it's an official Riot account.
TF Blade's situation was further complicated by his streaming location, a hotel shared with various other European and North American streamers. As they were all sharing one IP address, Riot Korea took action to deactivate the other accounts to halt any further account sharing by TF Blade. The only exception was streamer Rybson, who was playing on an account specially created by Riot Korea, and this remained unaffected.

Posted On: August 8th, 2023


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