Riot’s Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin has provided a thorough explanation of how the League of Legends developer will handle Ranked Rewards and toxic players going forward this season.
In an ask.fm post, Lin said during the last season of Leagues play, Riot excluded some of the Ranked Rewards for players who were overly toxic or rage quit.
Toxicity is defined as players who exhibit severe “offensive behaviors such as racism and sexism” or who are “persistently toxic” in a large number of games.
The policy is the same as last season, only with a few changes according to Lin.
“There are some slight changes [this time out] because we always want to encourage reform, and celebrate players that successfully reform by the end of the season,” he said. “Players that got a Chat or Ranked Restriction during the season, but manage to reform and DO NOT HAVE active Chat or Ranked Restrictions by the season end cutoff will still get their Ranked Rewards.
“Players that still have active Chat or Ranked Restrictions by the season end cutoff will not be eligible.”
Lin said those who have received a “few Low Priority Queues” will still be eligible for Ranked Rewards as the company doesn’t wish to “punish players” who may have gotten a few queues due to ISP or hardware issues. Bans as a result of human error will have no impact on Ranked Rewards.
“However, extremely chronic leavers that have left a huge fraction of their games or hundreds and hundreds of games will not receive Ranked Rewards,” he said. “These are players that have ruined hundreds of thousands of games, and have had multiple 20 minute Low Priority Queues.”
The players who have received seven or 14-day bans for excessive toxicity at any point during the 2015 Season will not receive Ranked Rewards, as these player have “shown some of the most egregious behaviors in the game.”
“We have a zero tolerance policy against things like racism, sexism, homophobia and other kinds of hate speech,” he said. “These players will be eligible for Ranked Rewards in future seasons if they reform and are not flagged for excessive behaviors in future seasons.”
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