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Multiple League of Legends players disciplined during 2018 World Championship

Published: 8/Oct/2018 11:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2018 11:57

by Joe O'Brien

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Multiple professional League of Legends players and staff have received warnings or fines for negative behavior.

Following routine behavior checks, Riot Games found that sixteen players and coaching staff had exhibited negative behavior in solo queue on the Korean server.

Of those sixteen, twelve have been issued formal warnings for negative behavior, including griefing or toxic language. These include three members of Vitality, two of G2 Esports, two of Invictus Gaming, two of Afreeca Freecs, and one each of Cloud9, Gambit, and EDward Gaming.

In addition, four individuals have been issued fines for their behavior. Most notable among these is Royal Never Give Up’s super-star AD Carry Jian ‘Uzi’ Zihao, one of the best and most popular players in the world, whose fine is also the most significant.

Uzi has been fine $2000 for griefing, intentionally feeding, and doing so on an account that did not belong to him. Meanwhile, Gambit Esports jungler Danil ‘Diamondprox’ Reshetnikov and Invictus Gaming top-laner Kang ‘TheShy’ Seung-lok each received $1000 fines for negative behavior.

Finally, Afreeca Freecs coach Choi ‘iloveoov’ Yeon-sung was fined $1500 for negative behavior, having apparently been reported in nearly 80 games, more than 70% of his solo queue matches in September.

The various players and coaching staff being disciplined have been in South Korea for this year’s World Championship, of which the play-in stage was completed on October 7 and the group stage for the main event kicks off on October 10.

In this instance, none of the disciplinary action has affected the ability of any of the players to compete in the event, but the formal warnings could mean a more severe punishment should the behavior continue.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.