One of Australia’s biggest eSports teams has been banned from competing in any official LoL tournament for two years for not paying players.
We are currently in discussions with Riot management as we believe a mistake has been made. We will issue a further statement in due course.
— Team Immunity (@TeamImmunity) September 22, 2015
The news came from the Oceanic League of Legends site, where it was announced that, ” Team Immunity, an OPL pro team, has failed to meet the requirements of their OPL Team Agreement by not paying minimum match payments to their players. Despite warnings, Team Immunity failed to pay their players within a set time of receiving payment from Riot in consecutive splits.
“We will therefore not be allowing the owners or the organisation of Team Immunity to compete in the OPL or any official League of Legends tournament for 2 years. We will ensure that all players receive the match payments owed to them, and will allow those players to continue playing in OPL as/with a new organisation.”
The ban extends to any “Riot-sanctioned competition including professional, semi-professional, and university competitions.”
Team Immunity hasn’t issued a statement yet, but they have tweeted that they’re in talks with Riot management about the ruling, as they believe “a mistake has been made.”
We’ll keep you updated if we hear any more news on this mini-drama.