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League Of Legends Targets New Offenses

by Daniel Tack on Aug 27, 2014 at 07:17 AM

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The League of Legends Tribunal system has already existed as a tool to weed out toxic and offensive players, but new functionality will test the ability to target one of the major gripes in any given MOBA game – Intentional feeding.

Offenders will be given a 14-day or permanent ban, making this a punishing tool to take on those players that choose to join games, possibly complain about feeding or feed themselves, and then make the game a miserable slog to the surrender mark as they  intentionally die over and over again.

You can check out some behavior that might be flagged as intentional feeding here (even though it was quite unintentional!), and read more about the updated systems here.

Our Take
MOBAS are notorious for negative team interactions causing strife, and as systems to punish offenders get more advanced it’s a good thing for the large communities these free-to-play titles attract. Care will have to be given to prevent the system from punishing new players who may feed unintentionally.