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G2 Jankos explains how he escaped fine after silly mistake at LEC

Published: 2/Feb/2020 16:33

by Joe Craven

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Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski, professional League of Legends player for G2, has shared the hilarious story of how he managed to avoid a fine after forgetting his mousepad at the ongoing LEC event.

The League of Legends European Championship – or LEC for short – started at the end of January 2020, and continues through until April. It sees the top teams from Europe compete for their share of the €200,000 prize pool. 

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G2 will be one of the favorites to win the Spring 2020 LEC, following on from their second-place finish at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. They also won the Summer 2019 LEC tournament. 

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The LEC lasts until the end of April 2020.

While they won their February 1 match over Origen, Jankos shared a funny story of how he avoided a fine for forgetting his mousepad – the most basic of equipment when considering he’s a professional player.

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“Yesterday I forgot my stage mousepad,” he said, in a February 2 tweet. “And instead of admitting it and getting fined by my team, I didn’t tell anyone and borrowed one from Player Management. [I] got away with it and saved some money.”

However, his followers were quick to point out that Jankos has probably just undone his sneaky work after tweeting it out to his 170,000 followers. 

Among those to respond was G2’s coach Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann, who joked that Jankos isn’t “the sharpest tool in the shed”, and that he can find the fine he needs to pay in the players’ Code of Conduct.

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Jankos wasn’t having any of it, however, and quickly retorted: “I’m not paying fine when my coaching staff clearly can’t do their job, ok? It’s after the fact”.

On a similar note, G2’s official Twitter account saw the funny side. They joked that it was “pure alpha behavior” to post the mishap to Twitter, particularly after avoiding a fine in the first place.

Clearly not using his own mousepad didn’t mess with his performance either, as G2 continued their LEC winning streak, with wins against Vitality and Origen to kick off February.

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No G2 fans or staff will mind too much, as long as Jankos does all he can in-game to keep their winning run going. 

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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