Neoseeker : News : Accusations of cheating at the League of Legends World Championship, Riot responds
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FencerLT Oct 7, 12
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Anon Oct 7, 12
Here is an image of Azubu Frost member looking at the map and pinging the location of the other team, something he should have no vision on if he was just looking at his game: http://i.imgur.com/hntqU.jpg

And here is TSMs Dyrus admitting to doing it because the other team did it first: http://puu.sh/1cnqC (He later deleted this tweet, wonder why...)
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Martin Oct 7, 12
People have to keep in mind that these guys are pros. They have outstanding map awareness, and prediciting where the enemy team currently are is a huge part of the game. So it's more likely that a ping going down in the fog of war, that happens to "hit" someone, is actually good map awareness and prediction rather then cheating.

That being said, this "evidence" towards Azubu Frost cheating is indeed very suspicious. I really think Riot should look through games including the voice chat just to make sure. And also make an official statement regarding this very soon.
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BluAnimal Oct 7, 12
While it's true they have great map awareness and such, the fact that they would ping their whole team going up to top lane is extremely suspicious. Especially since Team Solo Mid has never tried this tactic before. Also, Azubu Frost is known for sending their support top lane and dropping a ward early game, which is something they didn't do this game. It all seems rather suspicious. If anything I think they should go over the voice chat and pings again (like the above poster said) and give a rematch. If anything, just to see two great teams play again.

Just my two cents.
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MegaBassMan Oct 7, 12
Okay. My two cents time.
They shouldn't reset the matches. What happened happened.

My reasoning:
Well, AF wasn't the only one that ever looked at the booth. You can see that even a player from WE and TSM looked up at it. Who knows how many others, as well.

If Riot was to reset matches in which players had cheated or had been suspected of doing so, tournaments would never end. Riot just needs to solve for it by making it out of the players' view.
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Grimdark Oct 7, 12
These 'pros' are smart enough to not mention it besides the ping. They're likely also informed of how they're monitored, so a ping is an excellent way to get around this. Good on them, maybe Riot will learn that such a format is silly.
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Lorx Oct 7, 12
That is an incredibly, incredibly foggy and bad picture people are using to try and prove cheating from AF. Pings where the enemies are is something these guys have trained for, they should know the possible locations of their opponents. Especially that ping, even I make that ping at that point in the game. If I had to pin the purpose of that ping: it's where they believe TSM will enter through the jungle, directly south of the inner top turret. A spot that TSM had already passed in that screenshot and made completely irrelevant.

The screen placement behind the teams this round was very, very stupid. Riot's no doubt learned this through the fallout from the first few days, and I would assume we won't see that again. They've made that official stance that no cheating has happened and foggy picture editing proves nothing compared to the footage they have themselves. Whether or not this is actually the case will quickly prove really irrelevant, since they're the ones heading the event, not people who put stuff on imgur.
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Jaxton Oct 7, 12
How do you cheat in a game that requires no skill?
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Lorx Oct 7, 12
I believe you just answered your own question. If it's possible to cheat, then by what you've said the game requires skill.
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Grimdark Oct 7, 12
Lorx, you come off as a literal white knight. People aren't saying that it's them not being 'trained', people are saying:
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the timing between when he screenlooked and when a ping was released was extremely close together
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LZ Schneider Oct 7, 12
I read "riot responds" and expecting to see scenes similar to those in Cairo. I am severely disappointed.
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BluAnimal Oct 7, 12
quote Article
Reginald, after Team Solomid's 0-2 loss to team Azubu Frost, announced he was retiring from competitive League of Legends.
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nnnddd101010 Oct 7, 12
*shovels popcorn in mouth*

Please tell me they also started calling each other "fagg0t n00bs".
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bluexy Oct 7, 12
Interesting timeline created of the TSM vs. Azubu game here, which makes it clear that the image where an Azubu player looks at the overhead mini-map and pings was not during the game that was reset -- it was in the game after where TSM lost: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/113id3/a_compiled_list_of_what_went_down_with_azubu_frost/

Reginald has since reneged on his retirement, claiming he was overly emotional after the loss and should never have given an interview: http://youtu.be/kjYEL7N6kxA
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