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Competitive Ruling: Leon “Lamabear” Krüger

TL;DR Leon “Lamabear” Krüger, currently on the roster of EU Challenger Series, Team Misfits Academy, has been found to have a continuous pattern of unacceptable behaviour in ranked games. As a result he will be suspended for 4 competitive months from all Riot-affiliated competitions.

CONTEXT

Through an investigation carried out by League Officials, evidence demonstrated that Krüger displayed consistent negative behaviour in ranked play over the course of the past months. He was initially issued a warning by League Officials on the 5th of January when he was evaluated as an LCS substitute, but has since continued to exhibit ongoing misconduct unbecoming of a professional player. Krüger’s continuous usage of discriminatory and denigrating language towards other players in the game is unacceptable. Given the frequency, quantity and severity of said misconduct we are suspending Krüger for an extended period of time from Riot-affiliated competitive play.

RULING

Krüger has violated rules 8.2.2 and 8.2.4 of the EU Rulebook. Based on the Player’s actions and the punishment prescribed in the Global Penalty Index, specifically the section “Ongoing Misconduct”, he will be suspended for the next 4 competitive months.

RELEVANT RULES

EU Rulebook

8.2.2

“Harassment is forbidden. Harassment is defined as systematic, hostile and repeated acts taking place over a considerable period of time, or a singular egregious instance, which is/are intended to isolate or ostracize a person and/or affect the dignity of the person.”

8.2.4

“Team Managers/Members may not offend the dignity or integrity of a country, private person or group of people through contemptuous, discriminatory or denigrating words or actions on account of race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, financial status, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason. “