IWillDominate's Account Permabanned - Out of Competitive LoL for 1 Year

News just came across about Team Dignitas' jungle player IWillDominate getting the axe for repeated verbal harassment and other summoner's code infraction resulting in his account getting permanently banned from League of Legends. Furthermore Riot will extend this ban to the League of Legends Championship Series for a period of one year. This suspension shall commence immediately. Dignitas will have to search for a new jungle for the Riot salaried league, and it would only make sense that this would become a permanent replacement.

Update: @dignitasODEE has confirmed on twitter that with IWillDominate banned, he will be replaced from the team. No other changes for S3.


Here's the complete post by RiotBitingPig

League of Legends Competition Ruling

Player: Christian Rivera / IWillDominate
Date of Ruling: 12.03.12
Subject: Suspension; Violations of Summoner’s Code

Recently, IWillDominate was brought before the Tribunal for consideration of a permanent ban. The majority of players voted to punish and today the Riot player behavior team has approved the ban after review of the case.

IWillDominate has been in Tribunal nine times and punished eight times, including the most recent permanent ban. He has a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, offensive language and negative attitude.

Despite the punishments and official warnings, his harassment score has risen more than 30% from early August to the present date, placing him at the top of the list of North American pro players and among the worst 0.7% of all North American players.

There also have been repeated incidents of similar behavior outside the game.

Relevant Rules:
The Summoner's Code establishes the standards of behavior for all League of Legends players.

IWillDominate has consistently engaged in behavior which violates the letter and spirit of the Summoner’s Code.

His persistent tendency to engage in verbal abuse and insults, his lack of cordial demeanor, and his treatment of less-skilled players is unacceptable for any player, especially a high-profile professional player who has a regular opportunity to lead the community by example.

IWillDominate has violated the letter and spirit of the Summoner’s Code in a systematic fashion.

IWillDominate is ineligible to play in the League of Legends Championship Series for a period of one year. This suspension shall commence immediately.

In addition, all other existing known accounts used by IWillDominate are permanently banned.

What do you think of the ruling RoG'ers?



  • #143 GoHeoNeoGo

    just l2p and stop report/ban ppl and everybody will be happy

  • #144 Irrelevance

    Knowing how to play the game has absolutely no bearing on your desire or lack thereof to play in a reasonably civil community.

    And no, everyone won't be happy.

  • #146 m1spl4ced

    ^ No. learn to play like a proper human and noone will flame you. It's not too hard.

    Go play normal games if you just "want to play in a reasonably civil community" noone gives a shit about normal games. In ranked games you're cancer of League if you're an idiot.

  • #147 Blackbeast41

    I agree that people should aim to be better before doing ranked, but someone not playing well or having a bad game, is still no reason to treat them poorly. One should treat others with respect and decency, or else they lose that which they consider their humanity.

  • #148 m1spl4ced

    make account EUNE.

    get 30 level

    play ranked

    manage to get out of 1700 elo

    then come say this again and i will believe you.

  • #149 Irrelevance

    The fact that people still flame each other and their teams on pro players' streams is testament to the fact that even at the highest non-competitive levels, knowing how to play the game will not make everyone happy.

  • #151 m1spl4ced

    even then it's still of bad plays and mistakes that people flame.

  • #141 NldxTangoDown

    Riot acts like they're the big boss, the police agents. Arrogant snitches. I literally don't like the company. Permbanning people, askin' 10 / 15+ euro's for skins. It makes me feel that they think they are running the gaming industry/market by their own. But seriously, which company will ban you for playing bad or flamin' ? Timebans okay, but permbans? Pathetic, (example; gg son = punishable). They need to be less harsh to other players, or just delete the ignore function. Insulting doesn't hurt anyone. If they keep banning people fairly easier with the day, than this game will be dead in like, a year? Thanks. Since a chinese company bought Riot games we can official them a sellout. Their expensive prices, harsh punish system compensated with much bugs, small love for the community and repetitive gameplay gives the game a nice amount of con's for a "rich but not innovative company"... No offense, just an opinion. :l

  • #142 aTomic

    If it pisses you off that much... don't play. Riot gets to act like bosses because they own the game, they set the rules, and if you don't like it... act with your wallet.

    Riot have said "we find this to be unacceptable" and are enforcing it. If you disagree... there's the door. There are other MOBAs. Go play Dota 2.

  • #145 tzenker

    First, he's got a 1 year suspension, not a permaban. Insulting does hurt people, and there is absolutely no reason to do it. If companies would let people flame each other the communities would be shit. It's already bad enough, and you want there to be a lesser punishment? No thank you, I can only imagine it being as bad as low priority queue in DoTA 2. After 9 incidents, he clearly deserves it.Their prices are standard (both HoN DoTA 2 charge you the same amount). Small love for the community, obviously, considering they have weekly sales, allow you to refund your champion if you didn't like it, have some times used community skins and passed them unto the game (Deep Kass, for example.), etc. 

  • #150 Mr0ck

    It's a free game lad. You don't have to buy skins. Skins don't do anything.

    They want to get rid of the stigma connected with MOBA games. DOTA had the WORST community. They don't want that from League of Legends. Also, they want LoL to be a respected sports. Now imagine UFC fighters went out every weekend and picked on smaller people. You'd think UFC was nothing but a bunch of big assholes who would bully people. So UFC started banning bad fighters.LoL bans people who act like assholes.

    What's the problem?


  • #133 WatchingHowie

    perma ban = back within a fortnight? He is on Twitch streaming right now,


  • #134 aTomic

    They banned all existing accounts. They didn't ban him from League completely. That's why he also had the stipulation that he cannot play competitive LoL for one year.

  • #136 greenlikeblue

    He's trying to point out that iwilldominate obviously isn't "permabanned" if he's coming back.

    Last edited by greenlikeblue: 12/18/2012 1:55:56 PM
  • #137 WatchingHowie

    yup and using the same name fair credit he re ground to 30 but if you are banned from something permanently I would have thought this would be banned well.... permanently 

  • #138 MerryLane

    The thing is Riot shouldn't perma ban a player, as in he wouldn't be able to create an account anymore nor play.

    But they should have made impossible for Iwdominate to "get advantages" of their game for one year, not only with a year impossibility to play, but also to stream (which is long story short making money too)

  • #139 cottonycloud

    He has a chance to reform. Think of it that way.

  • #131 dumbitdownjr

    DANG I'm so surprised but after looking at the facts he definitly had it coming. I never knew he did that stuff...

  • #130 C0nduct

    Everyone debating skill or whether or not this is an over reaction to his demeanor isn't looking at the fact that he broke Riot's Terms of Service.  Every time you log in to play this game, you agree that you will play and act by their "Summoners Code." No player is above this regardless of skill, and all agree to it by logging in for a game.  The code was put in place to maintain a healthy community, because despite the idea that some banter between players can be healthy and fun sarcasm does not read well and humor is often lost when tempers flare.

    Adding to the above that he is effectively representing Riot and the game itself when playing at the championship level, the intelligent action from a business level alone would be to remove him to avoid the association between the league of legends and such negativity.  There are numerous other potentially professional level players who do not feel a need to be so blatantly negative and inflammatory.

  • #129 inb4jelly


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