To his fans, he is FORG1VEN – AD carry for the Copenhagen Wolves and habitual flamer of solo queue games in League of Legends. To Riot Games’ player behaviour tribunal, he is Konstantinos Tzortziou – a bad example to the community, guilty of multiple violations of the LCS ruleset.
Riot have fined Tzortziou $1000, after a number of official warnings failed to lower one of the highest harassment scores in professional LoL.
In a statement this weekend, Riot condemned Tzortziou for his “poor behaviour” in both solo queue matches and community streams.
LCS officials had issued “multiple warnings” over FORG1VEN’s in-game harassment, verbal abuse and “general in-game toxicity”. But beyond acknowledging his behaviour, the Greek pro had made no apparent effort to improve.
Tzortziou has been the subject of “consistently more reports” than any other LCS player – leaving him with one of the highest harassment scores in the history of the sport.
“Tzortziou has continued to consistently engage in behavior which violates the letter and spirit of the Summoner’s Code,” said Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen. “His tendency to engage in verbal abuse, insults and offensive behavior is unacceptable for any player (even if provoked).
“This behavior is especially harmful in a high-profile eSports competitor who should lead the community by example.”
Riot have had no trouble in finding clauses of their Summoner’s Code which FORG1VEN has violated in “persistent fashion” – namely section 10.2.9, which states that a team member may not engage in “immoral, disgraceful” or unethical behaviour.
Is that the sort of behaviour you lot tend to see in the lanes? Has the implementation of Team Builder helped assuage that sort of thing, do you think?
Cheers, Reign of Gaming.