Just how toxic is League of Legends’ community? According to Riot Games, it may not be as bad as it once was.
The team posted a letter praising “positive behavior” in the community, saying that 95% of players have never received punishment. Furthermore, only 1% of the crowd have caused issues that resulted in lengthy bans or chat restrictions. Riot says that it is trying out new ideas to further combat bad behavior: “We’ve recently been focused on addressing extreme cases of verbal toxicity, and will soon be testing additional systems that address gameplay toxicity like leavers, AFKs, and intentional feeders.”
To players who haven’t received any punishments in the 2014 season, Riot will be granting four-win IP boosts next week.
Riot has banned two more Little league of Legends pros for excessively adolescent behavior. Last December the organization sent Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera supplying, and now Illyas “enVision” Hartsema and also Damien “Linak” Lorthios are signing up for him in exile.
Both players will be banned from both this weekend’s LCS Year 3 Qualifier and LCS play next year using the ruling on Riot’s forums. enVision continues to be reported in a whopping 29% involving his matches, which PC Gamer says is six times over the average EU LoL participant. He has also been punished 18 times, including two bank account bans, throughout his LoL historical past.
Linak boasts a 20% survey rate and, like enVision, features a peak harassment score in the particular worst. 06% of all EU accounts.