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About swearing in team comms

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

At the PGL Krakow Major qualifier, a tech pause was called during an Immortals game. The players were apparently warned about swearing. I’m of two minds of this. First, if it’s in the rules that you can’t swear, then fine. Second, I don’t know why that would be in the rules because no one can hear the comms anyway. Competition is generally high pressure and emotionally charged, so I feel that you have to give players the space to say/yell what they want during those moments without repercussions.

But if it is actually the case you can’t swear, I’d say just use the Team MARN euphemism. For those who don’t know, Team MARN was an old League of Legends team that made it into NA LCS. Marn was a FGC player and owner of the team. He wanted to bring the FGC spirit into the LCS so he told every player that after every kill or good play they had to yell “Get fucked.” Riot liked the spirit, but not the word so they asked them to change it. In response the team yelled, “Get MARNED” after every kill or play. Could just do that instead.


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