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League of Legends: Khan banned, fined for racist comment

Longzhu Gaming's Kim 'Khan' Dong-ha has been punished for a racist comment against Chinese players during a practice game
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League of Legends: Khan banned, fined for racist comment
Longzhu Gaming

Riot Games has announced that Longzhu Gaming's League of Legends player Kim 'Khan' Dong-ha has been suspended and fined for making a racist comment about Chinese opponents.

Khan given LCK ban after telling team-mates: "Four Chinese can't win"

In a statement, the eSports tournament organisers said that the South Korean violated article 9.2.4 of the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) rulebook by telling team-mates "four Chinese can't win" in a practice game in November.

Riot explained that a panel was formed to review the incident and, having agreed that there was clear intent to cause offence to those affected by the comment, opted to hand him a one-game LCK ban and a one-million-won ($920) fine.

Riot bidding to stamp out abusive behaviour among gamers

This is another example of Riot Games' efforts to tackle toxic and negative behaviour by its participants. Although these situations are not common, the company is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of respect between teams and players when they do occur.

Recently, the player Li 'Vasilii' Wei Jun was banned until 2020 for domestic abuse against his girlfriend during a live broadcast.


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