Ahead of the League of Legends offseason in November, MAD Lions has alleged tampering by G2 Esports and pushed for a vote in recent owners’ meetings asking Riot Games’ LEC office to lobby Riot’s global esports department to revise the global tampering and poaching rules, sources who participated in said meetings told Dot Esports.
Those meetings occurred on Sept. 2 and 3 and the vote passed 8-2, with G2 Esports voting “no,” according to sources. Vitality also voted “no,” arguing the current ruleset is not being properly enforced and amendments or changes to those rules should only come after proper enforcement of the existing poaching and tampering rules, sources said. MAD Lions and Vitality declined to comment. G2 Esports did not respond to a request for comment.
Riot said in a statement to Dot Esports today that no official complaint has been filed by any LEC team against another for tampering and that it is not currently investigating any allegations of poaching or tampering.
“There has been no complaint filed with the LEC, and there is no ongoing investigation against any LEC team on this topic,” a Riot spokesperson told Dot Esports. “With regards to the team owners’ meeting: those happen regularly and the topics that are discussed are confidential.”
The most recently published version of the Riot Games Global Penalty Index outlines three different statutes around tampering and poaching.
The first, if a player tampers with another player to