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Opinion

If it was a bigger scene

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

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

Earlier today, TM cake went onto a podcast and again outlined his problems with Riot’s handling of his team’s allegations. He said “If it had happened in any other region, even Challenger Series in NA, the team would have been auto kicked and banned for a year or two.”

Cake is right. We’ve seen teams get punished for more with less evidence and less wrongdoing. I wouldn’t have bothered to bring this up except Riot has always painted itself as this moral arbiter who cared about things like competitive integrity and professionalism. My problem with that is morals, justice, fairness –whatever you want to call it — should be applied equally no matter if a person is popular, a region is far away or the business is unprofitable, or whatever it is that made Riot decide not to go hard on this case. This is especially true for a company like Riot, which has taken the responsibility of being a dictator in the League of Legends scene.

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