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League of Legends Tribunal

Riot Games, developer and publisher of the award-winning PC game League of Legends, is happy to present the Tribunal, a new peer adjudication system designed to foster a positive experience for the game’s growing community. The Tribunal, which encourages players to participate in anonymous peer review juries, puts the power to enforce behavior standards into the hands of gamers themselves.

“Our goal is to provide an excellent gaming experience for our entire community, and because the words and actions of players have an impact on that experience, we must take reports of player harassment very seriously,” said Steve Mescon, director of community relations for Riot Games. “We feel the Tribunal is a very creative approach to policing player conduct: it incentivizes members of our community to moderate the behavior of their peers, creating a simple and fair system to enforce our standards of conduct.”

Available from the account control panel on the League of Legends website, the Tribunal presents participants with a randomly assigned harassment report to review. Within, jurors are presented with relevant information including chat logs and player stats to aid in reaching a decision – at which point they may vote to either punish or pardon the reported player. If a reported player receives the requisite number of guilty votes, their account will automatically incur a temporary ban. Tribunal reviewers who cast their votes along with the majority will be rewarded with Influence Points (the virtual currency of League of Legends) in thanks for their service to the community. Auditors from the Riot Games Customer Support Team will constantly review the system for accuracy and fairness.

League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, celebrated its first anniversary on the 27th October, 2010. Since its launch in North America and Europe, millions of players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams. Built by a veteran development team, including original creators of the popular, player-made mod Defense of the Ancients, League of Legends combines elements of both strategy and competitive action genres.

Riot Games, developer and publisher of the award-winning PC game League of Legends, today announced details of the Season One Championship – the culmination of the first season of League of Legends. With $100,000 in cash on the line and the chance to be crowned the inaugural champions of hit multiplayer online battle arena title, competitive players everywhere will be watching as the finals unfold in Jönköping, Sweden on June 20, 2011.

What: League of Legends Season One Championship @ Dreamhack Summer 2011
When: June 18-21; Championship on June 20
Where: Jönköping, Sweden @ Elmia Convention Center
Who: Eight of the best League of Legends teams from around the world
Why: $100,000 cash prize purse

“League of Legends is quickly gaining in popularity as a competitive PC gaming experience, and the amount of support we’ve received from the eSports community is inspiring!” said Marc Merrill, president of Riot Games and executive producer of League of Legends. “We wanted to bring the end of Season One directly to our players and fans – the Championship at Dreamhack is going to be the largest, most competitive gathering of players, and will doubtless produce some exhilarating matches. We’re going to make the viewing experience amazing for folks at home, too – over 140,000 viewers streamed the Intel Extreme Masters exhibition match, and we can’t wait to see how many people tune in for the Championship!”