Competitive Ruling: Flying Joo

By CptStupendous


On 18/07/2015, OPL officials discovered Flying Joo had engaged in unacceptably toxic behaviour while in-game. His actions included verbal abuse, offensive language, and hate speech including inciting people to inflict self-harm, all on multiple occasions. Flying Joo also demonstrated a blatant disregard for the OPL ruleset and misrepresented his toxic actions as acceptable under the OPL ruleset in an attempt to further aggrieve offended players.


When we decide on competitive penalties, we look at precedent to help inform the scope and magnitude of rulings. Flying Joo’s comments were unacceptable, and the hate speech used reflects poorly on himself, his organisation, and the esports community. The timing of his infractions are unfortunate for himself, his team, and fans of the OPL, but we believe that players should be held to a higher standard, no matter the stage of the season.

The OPL is committed to creating a positive community, and professional players are a big part of that. OPL players are expected to be the best possible examples of good sportsmen and set a good example with their in-game behavior. The OPL is committed to working with Flying Joo to help him demonstrate legitimate reform and become a positive member of the community.


Flying Joo repeatedly violated rule 8.2.7 of the OPL ruleset and is subject to penalties.


8.2.7 Player Behaviour Investigation

If Riot determines that a Team Member has violated the Summoner’s Code, the LoL Terms of Service, or other rules of LoL, Riot officials may assign penalties at their sole discretion.


Flying Joo is suspended from competitive play for his team’s next six games, effective immediately. For the avoidance of doubt, this will include the games in the OPL Grand Final. Any remaining games from the six will carry over beyond the Final into the offseason and potentially 2016.

4 years ago

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