Riot apologizes for LOL tournament issues
If you peek, you did cheat — or so sayeth Riot Games. The studio came forth to address several issues with this past weekend’s $2 million League of Legends tournament, including allegations of cheating by participants. Viewers noted that tournament players were looking at competitors’ minimaps on the large screen, and Riot admits that it didn’t do enough to keep that particular temptation at bay.
VP of eSports Dustin Beck apologized to LoL fans: “We’re trying to deliver an extraordinary experience for viewers, and yesterday didn’t live up to our goals. In hindsight, the potential visibility of minimap screens for players was a mistake.”
Riot is rescheduling the problematic matches and promised that the remainder of the tournament will be minimap temptation-free. Beck also mentioned that the team is looking into several disconnects that happened during the event.
As an apology for what happened, Riot is granting all players double influence points for 24 hours following the finals match on October 13th.