Cloud 9 Tempest have been disqualified from the League of Legends Challenger Series as they used their analyst to stand-in when one player couldn’t make it into the game, due to having an outdated client.
On February 4 Cloud 9 Tempest were set to play Team Confound in a Challenger Series match. However, one player (Ritchie “Fade” Ngo) had not updated his game client and thus could not make it into the game in time. Instead of reporting this to the CS officials the team decided to have team analyst Tim “Timokiro” Cho play the match using Fade’s account.
This was in clear breach of rule 188.8.131.52 of the CS rule set that states:
“The following actions will be considered unfair play and will be subject to penalties at the discretion of CS officials:
Ringing. Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account.”
As a result of this Riot has taken action and a number of penalties have been handed out to those involved. Precise reasons for each of the punishments are available on the LoL Challenger Series website.
“C9T is disqualified from the Challenger Series for the Spring 2015 Split. Team Confound is awarded the game victory and wins the berth into the Challenger Series 2015 Spring Split.
Colin “Solo” Earnest, Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev, David “Yusui” Bloomquist, Benjamin “LOD” deMunck, Ritchie “Fade” Ngo, and Tim “Timokiro” Cho are suspended from all Riot-sponsored League of Legends competition until the 2015 Summer Split.
Danan “Kaniggit” Flander is suspended from all Riot-sponsored League of Legends competition, including the LCS and Challenger Series, until the 2015 Summer Split.
Cloud9 is suspended from sponsoring a Challenger team until the 2015 Summer Split.”