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Professional League of Legends team, Azubu Frost, is down 30 grand thanks to its screen watching antics.

By most accounts, the recent League of Legends World Playoffs have been troubled. Not only has the competition been marred by numerous technical issues, the results of the quarter-finals have now been called into question following accusations that some players used the venue's giant monitors (the ones meant for the crowd) to cheat.

For some reason, it never occurred to the event organizers that a giant screen showing where each player is might confer an unfair advantage to players who glanced at it. Rather than say, spend twenty bucks on a screen to put between the players and the giant monitors, officials elected to rely on the honor system. Players were instructed to face ahead their monitor at all times. This worked about as well as you'd expect, numerous players were caught looking at the screens. Most were let off with warnings after officials decided their bouts of screen watching didn't give them a real advantage, but one team was found to have cheated, and they've been hit with a sizable fine as a result.

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Three teams - Team Solo Mid, World Elite, invictus Gaming - were warned for unsportsmanlike conduct, but given their actions gave no advantage, they were not fined. However, in Azubu Frosts' game against Team Solo Mid, not only did they glance at the map, but this action led directly to a mysterious ping at TSM's top lane, where the whole team was gathered, something which Frost had absolutely no way to know. Only a short while after that, a member of Azubu fired a skillshot into the brush, hitting and exposing TSM hiding there. Citing this advantage, Riot has fined Azubu Frost $30,000 (15% of their tournament win prize).

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Originally Posted by PC Gamer 


We posted earlier about some of the aggressive strategies being employed by League of Legends players during the weekend’s World Championship playoffs, but the competition has taken a darker turn with accusations of cheating levelled at teams World Elite and Azubu Frost.

As PCGamesN explain, the complaints revolve around a couple of giant minimaps that had been placed at the front of the stage for the benefit of the LA audience. By simply craning their necks around, players would be able to view a fog-of-war-free map of the battlefield, giving them a notable tactical advantage over the other team. According to spectators, and Azubu Frost rivals Team SoloMid, that’s exactly what happened during the event.

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Edited by Riou - 10/13/12 at 9:53am
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Why not just put something above their heads so they can't see the screen? Riot sometimes doesn't think.
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Wow screencheating thats just bad sportsmanship. I do agree that there should have been soundproof boxes around the teams too, very unprofessional from both the teams and the organisers.
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I would not blame the players for this. It's clearly a mistake made by Riot. Also the monitors where equally visible to both teams right? So the playing field was in an sense still level.
    
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It was riot's fault. But azubu outplayed tsm pretty hard so it doesnt matter so much. Though for the finals riot changed the position of the teams to prevent cheating
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Wow screencheating thats just bad sportsmanship. I do agree that there should have been soundproof boxes around the teams too, very unprofessional from both the teams and the organisers.

Yeah Riot should do something similar that Valve did for their tournament. Each team played in a sound proof booth with obstructions above their heads.




Edited by Riou - 10/13/12 at 10:30am
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If i remember correct they fined AZUBU Frost , 30,000.
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The players made the decision to cheat. And that's the end of it in my book. Riot definitely shares the blame for making it possible, but the players chose to cheat.
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I would not blame the players for this. It's clearly a mistake made by Riot. Also the monitors where equally visible to both teams right? So the playing field was in an sense still level.

Thats like saying "Oh this guy is using an aimbot in this round, to make things fair ill turn mine on too to make sure the sides are even".

Its just not on in competitive play. If any member of either side had seen that they could cheat from those screens during the match they should have alerted someone and they would have turned the screens off and restarted the match.
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100% Riot's fault How can you fine someone for PROVIDING them with the stuff?
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