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TF Blade accuses Riot of “racism” after being banned in Korea

Published: 12/Mar/2020 15:33 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:15

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends streamer TF Blade has accused Riot Korea of ‘racism’ after his account on the South Korean server was banned.

TF Blade is a streamer and substitute player for Team Liquid. Though his home server is North America, he has recently been playing in South Korea in his latest attempt to reach rank 1 on another server, having previously held the spot on the North America, Latin America North, EU North East, and EU West servers.

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His efforts suffered a setback recently, however, when his account – a Riot guest account allowing him to player on the Korean server – was banned. Following the ban, TF Blade revealed that the cause of his ban was “verbal violence” in chat.

TF Blade disputes the allegations, however, showing off the evidence sent to him by Riot, which he claims is not sufficient to warrant an account ban. Instead, he claims he is being individually targeted by Riot and being held to different standards than other players would be.

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“I literally feel targeted at this point. Not gonna lie, I genuinely feel targeted by Riot. This is actually becoming a mess. This is it. One game by the way. No warnings, no nothing. One game.”

TF Blade went on to run through the chat logs, explaining that while he did get into a dispute with another player over a play he felt was incorrect, he didn’t feel it was “verbal violence.” Instead, he claims that the ban against him was “racist.”

“I’m gonna say it, this is being racist. I do actually feel targeted. I came on the server, they told me I have to change my language from English to Korean. Why? If I change my language from English to Korean, when somebody pings the Flash, I don’t know what champion it’s for. I can’t count any timers, right? And they’re telling me if you don’t change it, they’ll take your account away.”

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TF Blade did make it clear that he has no dispute with the Korean players or fans in general, and his issue is only with Riot Games.

“I love Korea, and I love the Korean fans and everything, but I wouldn’t say I like the Riot Games here. The fact that they made me change my language from English to Korean and they’re banning me for this, I don’t like the Riot Games here. But I do love the fans, and I do love the majority of the pros, the ones that actually care about the game.”

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It’s currently not clear how long TF Blade’s account will be banned for, or if he will be unbanned at all. In the meantime, however, it seems his attempts to reach rank 1 on the Korean ladder will have to be put on hold.

Dexerto has reached out to Riot Games for comment on the ban and TF Blade’s claims.

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Most amazing League of Legends tattoos: Kindred, Gnar, Jhin, Xayah

Published: 8/Oct/2020 13:33 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:04

by James Busby

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Even if you don’t play League of Legends, there’s no denying how beautiful the game’s artwork is. While the majority of players are simply happy to purchase the game’s various in-game cosmetics, some fans have gone as far as tattooing their favorite League characters onto their skin. Here are some of the best designs we’ve seen so far. 

League of Legends is home to all kinds of colorful characters and Riot Games is constantly adding new members to its ever-growing roster. In fact, the World of Runeterra is absolutely brimming with mystical mages, devilish demons, monolithic monsters, and cute critters that keep fans invested.

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Not only do each and every one of these champions have their own unique mechanics and voice lines, they also feature stunningly beautiful designs that help embellish their personalities. 

As a result, League players are drawn towards purchasing skins, official merchandise, and various artwork in order to show their passion for a particular character. However, some LoL fans have taken this dedication to a whole other level. Here, we take a look at some of the best League of Legends tattoos to ever get inked. 

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Kindred Couple Tattoo

My wife and I first bonded over our mutual love of LoL. We got these right after the wedding last week! from gaming

This dynamic duo scours the Rift in search of their prey, bringing swift death to whoever dares to get in their way. Kindred represents the twin essences of death. It is said that the “Lamb’s bow offers a swift release from the mortal realm for those who accept their fate, while the Wolf hunts down those who run from their end.” While Kindred’s lore may be incredibly dark, this tattoo shares the inseparable bond the married couple have for one another. It’s certainly far from the lovey-dovey Xayah/Rakan combos we usually see, but it is cool nonetheless. 

A Gnarly transformation

Gnar may look cute and cuddly on the outside but this little critter has a devilish dark side. In fact, this tattoo perfectly captures Gnar’s horrifying transformation, blending both of his forms and turning them into an awesome sleeve design. The black and white illustrations are accentuated by splashes of vibrant orange and dark reds, making this tattoo feel like it could come alive at any minute. 

Meticulous marksman design

Jhin is known for his painstaking attention to detail and believes murder is the best form of art. While we strongly disagree with the meticulous marksman’s idea of art, we do appreciate the level of skill used to capture Riot’s fiendish AD carry. Gustavo has used an expert blend of dark shadowing, bold black outlines, and vibrant dashes of red to help bring the Artisan Killer to life. It’s certainly a devastatingly beautiful look that captures the very essence of one of League’s most notorious characters. 

Draven’s deadly axes

Draven Axe tattoos
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paiN Gaming’s Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves wowed fans with his deadly Draven axe tattoos.

Draven wouldn’t be anywhere without his iconic spinning axes. The same sentiment goes for paiN Gaming’s Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves. This Brazilian pro player was once considered the best Draven player in the world, so it makes sense that he’d want to flex his axe throwing prowess with a dominant Draven-themed tattoo. 

This Kayn creation

Gustavo is back at it again with another fantastic sleeve design. This time Kayn is the leading role and boy does it look good. The tattoo uses the same shadowing techniques and careful use of color to make the Shadow Reaper really pop right out the skin. That glowing red eye never fails to send a shiver down our spines. 

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Sturdy Braum design

Braun is known for his life-saving plays, giving squishy characters the protection they need to truly shine. What better way to show off your caring nature and hardy spirit than that of a Braum tattoo? This design may not feature the Heart of the Freljord himself, but it does show off his mighty shield. 

Amazing Xayah

Xayah tattoo
Gustavo Takazone
Xayah has always been a fan favorite amongst artists and cosplayers.

We really can’t help ourselves when it comes to Gustavo Takazone’s work, so here is another tattoo that showcases his mastery for recreating LoL’s most beloved characters. Unlike his previous works, this Xayah piece features a lot more color which really helps this piece pop. The dashes of red for Xayah’s hair and subtle fading on her clothing elevate this bird-like character’s design.