Riot Games Punishes League of Legends MMR Boosters

According to a League of Legends Boards post by Rhojin (Player Behavior Specialist at Riot Games), Riot Games will be rolling out MMR Boosting punishments to 70,000 players who have had their accounts boosted in the 2015 season. Rhojin goes on to say that “These 70,000 are not the only ones who will receive MMR Boosting punishments this season; starting today we will be rolling out normal ban waves punishing anyone who has had their account boosted this season.”

This means that they will be actively seeking players, other than those 70,000, who have had or will have their account boosted.

According to Riot Games Support, for those who don’t know, “MMR Boosting (Match Making Rating, also known as Elo Boosting) is an act where a player (The Booster) logs into another player’s account (The Boostee) with the specific purpose of improving the boostee account’s MMR.”

“For those who are new to League of Legends and for anyone who needs a little refresher, a MMR Boosting punishment is not something to disregard. Anyone punished will face the following punishment” says Rhojin:

  • A two week suspension
  • Removal of all previous Season Rewards (Victorious Skins, Borders, Icons, Ward Skins)
  • Ineligibility to receive the 2015 Season Rewards
  • A second offense will result in the permanent suspension of the account

In response to other players’ questions Rhojin and Riot Cluvie (Risk Investigator at Riot Games) went on to clarify that punishments will not be given to players with smurf accounts or players who play ranked games with higher ranking friends. Basically, as long as nobody else played on your account, you’re safe.

For more information or any questions refer to Rhojin’s post on League of Legends Boards.

Source: League of Legends Boards,Riot Games Support

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