The team Keyd Stars was punished yesterday (Jun 8th) because of a bad gesture made by their top laner Matheus “Mylon” Borges.
During their second game in the finals against paiN Gaming, Mylon won a 1v1 against Lactea, top laner of PNG, and screamed and gave the middle finger right in the camera, as you can see here. The case even got to the front page of /r/leagueoflegends.
Riot Games decided to punish him and his team because of his action. Keyd Stars will lose one ban in their next two matches in an official tournament made by Riot. This means that they’ll only be able to ban two champions in their quarter-final games at the Brazilian Regional and in their next game, in the Regional or not. See the official statement made by Riot Bagaço, Player Engagement Senior Manager, at Reddit:
During the Brazilian League finals, the player Mylon had attitudes that went against the tournament regulation: he performed an obscene gesture to the camera and, in a second moment, said offensive terms.
Based on tournament rules, our regulatory council decided: 1 – Perform verbal warning (as 10.5.1 item); 2 – Loss of one ban per match, in their next two series in official Riot competitions (as 10.5.3).
That means that Keyd will have one less ban in each of their matches during the Bo3 quarter-finals for the Brazilian Regionals (July 18, 19 and 20, 2014). The same will apply for the team’s next series, be it during Regionals Bo3 semifinals (if they qualify) or Riot’s next official tournament.
We don’t accept improper behavior in the competitive scene or in any other instance where League of Legends is played. This kind of attitude will always be thouroughly reviewed and punished accordingly.
In case of repetition of the same behavior in the competitive scene, more severe actions will be taken.
Today during one of the final games of the Série dos Campeões, in a certain moment of the game, I did a gesture that is at least despicable and I’m really sorry for having done that. “Solo killing your enemy” and shouting trashy things are behaviors that I’ve always condemned and seeing myself behaving like that for pure emotion absolutely disappointed myself.
I apologize to my coworkers, especially Lactea, and to the League of Legends community as a whole. Acts like that can only prejudice the game environment, giving an example of a player that no one wants to deal with in their games.
Thanks a lot for all of those who support me, I promise I won’t repeat such disrespectful behavior, and once more I apologize.
Props to him for acknowledging his mistakes.
The Regional Playoffs will start next month, July 18th, 19th and 20th, in São Paulo with the Finals happening July 26th in Rio de Janeiro.