League Of Legends Player Goes Ballistic, Gets Banned, Whines (Language Warning)

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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Most multiplayer games these days have some rules regarding toxicity. Sometimes, the discipline that's handed out can be subjective; was what that person said really so bad as to get him or her banned? Or was it semi-good-natured trash talk?

So, you be the judge of this "positive reinforcement message" from a League of Legends player and YouTuber. Does he go too far?

LoL Banned

Gee, I don't know. Really, if you can ban someone for a minor infraction like that, then there's simply no justice in the world.

OK, sarcasm aside, it's no surprise that YouTuber Dunkey got nailed by Riot for that little "incident." But what makes things even more amusing is Dunkey's response. According to Kotaku, he went full retard and slammed Riot and League of Legends for his ban. His reasoning boils down into a few salient points:

  • "Talking shit is probably one of the only fun parts of this boring ass game... Let me be serious here, League of Legends doesn’t work as a competitive game or a fun party game to play with your friends. As of today, I have more than eight thousand matches played on this game, so I have some legitimate grounds to review the game on." So he's played this "boring game" 8,000 times. Good use of your life, man. Now you can go back to the schoolyard and beat up fifth-graders.

  • "I’ve been consistently putting out League videos since I started out on YouTube." He then labels himself a "top guy promoting their game." To his credit, he does have 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube. To his discredit, there are about 1.8 million people (give or take) who make League of Legends viewers on YouTube.

  • "I think multiplayer games should reward the time and practice you put into them, and that you should be able to call other people scum fuck bastards." Because MURICA, right?

  • If you want to show the slightest bit of sympathy for Dunkey, it appears that the player he was, uh, "criticizing," was playing poorly. Lead Game Designer of Social Systems Jeffrey Lin said that Riot is aware of that issue working on "launching a new system that can detect when people are feeding the other team intentionally." Maybe they should also include a system for immediately recognizing when someone calls someone else a "scum fuck bastard."

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    About the Author

    Jason Winter
    Jason Winter, News Editor
    Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

    Discussion (62)

    Metsuki 7 years ago
    Article is about how flaming is bad, yet article persists to source the writer Patricia Hernandes of Kotaku whom wrote the article "killing female gamers in MMOs should be considered rape", and then article flames continues on to flame youtuber for flaming. Disgustingly hypocritical. @MMOBOMB Please get this writer off this site.

    Poppy 7 years ago
    This article is completely biased. If the publisher had even taken the time to watch the video, maybe he would've known that this video had more a joking tone than a serious one. I believe that though Dunkey was a bit, er, harsh, this player who was deliberately feeding in a Plat ranked match deserved this.

    Nony Moose 7 years ago
    People. People, most of you seem to be overlooking the most crucial fact of the matter in this case, and it is as follows;
    This writer listens and believes in Kotaku.

    Do you truly need anything else to know who to side with, and who is pushing an agenda?

    Dingo Dongo Bingo Bongo 7 years ago
    I highly doubt he was 100% serious. He was banned for 2 weeks...

    He's not stupid enough to risk his entire fanbase just because he was banned for 2 weeks.

    The kid is a fat neckbeard with an autistic girlfriend, but he still has somewhat of a feel for how his viewers will react

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    Juicy 7 years ago
    This is a funny thread, all you people defending that LoL degenerate for expressing his opinion (poorly) then turning around and bashing the writer of this article for expressing his. Grow up hypocrites.

    Chillboi 7 years ago
    Please fire this old man from this site or block him out because he doesnt deserve this kind of job

    Basedtrash 7 years ago
    I don't normally do this but I must call you (Jason Winter) on a few things. First and foremost once I saw that you sourced this out of Kotaku I instantly knew that you are ill-informed on the matter, Kotaku is pedaling their agenda and i cant help but to think that you are doing the same thing or you are just too lazy to inform yourself before writing something so petty. Your attempt to use memes on this article turns this whole thing into a petty rant, you are reporting half facts with half truth to appeal to peoples emotions and helping pedal an agenda even if that is not your intention. Lastly you forgot to mention that with one click you can easily mute players you do not with to communicate with, while this is counter productive in a team based game I understand why some people might want to avoid trolls. Competitive games tend to foster competition, the problem lies when someone is deliberately stops being competitive. This issue has existed way since before LoL and Riot has done little to nothing to prevent this kind of behavior (feeding/trolling), they do discourage people but the results from the systems implemented by Riot are not very effective. By no means I am saying that Riot is doing something wrong by banning this guy, but I think the bigger issue lies beyond what you failed to report and directly influences the issues pointed out in this article. "Veteran gaming journalist" sourcing Kotaku , I wouldn't be surprised if you identify as an SJW.

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    seannychwan 7 years ago
    Lame moves .. can never beat Dota or even Smite anyway

    GamingMaster 7 years ago
    Meh.. LoL sucks anyway. MOBAs are pretty boring and ridiculously unbalanced..


    yaay lets go play YASUO or ZED and penta kill everyone...

    Rust 7 years ago
    How poorly written. You write an article about someone making fun of someone and gets banned... yet you do the same thing? So it makes the article confusing.. you say you don't support the behavior... but you do?

    You're getting to old to write for this site. Retire.

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    MAZTA 7 years ago
    I RULE

    Quicksabi 7 years ago
    LMFAO!!!! Dunkey....QQ lil girl. and for all the Dunkey fanboys.....haha. Dunkey should be exempt from being a douche bag? Anyone check the terms and conditions to most F2P MMO's?? wouldn't fly on most games.

    Tanker 7 years ago
    p.s. mmobomb fire this guy i don't think your website needs people making ranting articles.

    Tanker 7 years ago
    Winter you sir are a moron in all accounts, this was clearly written with a pencil up your truly.

    oh wait are you going to write an article of what i just said?

    John 7 years ago
    I understand that this is clickbait, right? You do know that everyone loves Dunkey and that he is in the right here? All that he says about LoL is accurate.
    And quoting Kotaku, the greatest scumbags of the gaming journalist world? Those unethical pieces of shit have the GALL to criticise him for asking Riot a favor, while they themselves are constantly calluding with developers and publishers, without almost ever disclosing the fact?
    Mr Winter, while you probably got some clicks thanks to this article, don't expect most people to come back. You and your website are now on my personal blocklist.

    Mixurc 7 years ago
    This post was so immensely filled with ignorance, I don't even have to point out anything, everybody else did.

    I've been around for about 2+ years. I'm not even going to bother to come back here. Let me know when you have any beta keys.

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    kek 7 years ago
    That's why dota 2>LoL

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    Ummm 7 years ago
    Who the fk cares?

    Lexalz 7 years ago
    Did you even watch his video until the end?Did you even listen to his reasons for quitting league or did you just write this because you dont have anything else to write?In the beggining of his video he said that he was 2 points away from a series(meaning the next match is very important to him).The Malphite from his team started feeding all the enemy players one by one intentionally (my guess is that he did that because he didnt get the role he wanted and as we all know from league if someone doesnt get his role he turns into a 5 year old) and Dunkey's response to Malphite was what is shown in the picture above. After that he got banned from Riot games due to toxic behaviour. The main point from his video (which you obviously didnt understand or you did but for the sake of drama ignored it) was that he got banned from swearing but other players like Malphite (players who feed and ruin the game for 4 people, players who afk , players who go for random builds that obviously dont work, in general players who ruin the whole experience) never get banned (if you had done your research properly like a good journalist you would know that Malphite wasnt banned even though at least 4 people reported him) but he(Dunkey) got banned for swearing. Note that there is a mute button in the game which can prevent this (but there is no solution if your teammate is feeding) meaning anyone who is offended by another player can mute the player and be done with it. Now that i told you the point of his video ill go over your points.
    -"So he’s played this “boring game” 8,000 times. Good use of your life, man. Now you can go back to the schoolyard and beat up fifth-graders." You must realise he's been a youtuber for many years and has a lot of subs meaning youtube is his job. I can safely say that at least half of these games were only made in order to put them up as videos for his channel (since he takes his job seriously unlike some journalists i know). The schoolyard part was really not needed since swearing on a game and beating up people is not the same.
    -"He then labels himself a “top guy promoting their game.” To his credit, he does have 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube. To his discredit, there are about 1.8 million people (give or take) who make League of Legends viewers on YouTube." Do you have any idea how many people play league because of this guy? Sure he might not be the top guy (to be honest i dont know who the "top guy" for league is so maybe its him maybe not) but you cant deny that thousands of people play because of him, 1,8 million subs isnt a small number man. I dont get the second part of what you wrote so i wont comment on that.
    -"Because MURICA, right?" You really didnt have anything else to say so you wanted to sound smart, didnt you? Your reply doesnt even make sense to me, what does America have to do with what he said? He is saying that if a player ruins my game i should be able to call him whatever i want (hey if he/she has a problem with that he/she can mute me) and when i play games that im doing good i should be rewarded,unlike now( you get a tiny ribbon that has nothing to do with the gameplay as a reward).
    To wrap this up you didnt understand the point of his video which is quite sad since he has been making league videos for 4-5 years and you didnt even spent 5 minutes to think and understand about his reasons for stopping league and you made a half-assed post (correct me if im wrong i thought this website was for online gaming news not youtubers, whats next pewdiepie?If you dont have anything to post then dont post anything instead of posting random shit.) which didnt give the correct information to the readers .That said i hope i made you and other people think this differently,thank you for reading.

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    Sense Maker 7 years ago
    This review definitely left out some details. First off this malphite didn't feed because he lost lane or whatever but he intentionally walked down every lane and fed the enemy team. Second this wasn't like a breaking point or anything for him to quit he was obviously tired of league and it's bs and was going to stop playing anyway but he wanted to finish his getting to diamond video. When Dunkey asked Riot to unban his account it wasn't for him, it was for his viewers and his fans for his weekly uploud. If he got banned under any other circumstance chances are he wouldn't care. He was just asking Riot a favor for maybe the several years hes played and promoted their game and its not like it was a huge favor it was honestly just for his viewers which most of do play league aswell. I really don't get why people are giving Dunkey such a hard time for getting upset with the shitty community and company that league is.

    Hater 7 years ago
    ..buts its league of legends. I'm pretty sure this was the obvious tactic someone going through a LoL withdrawal would perform. Harhar.

    LAMBDA471 7 years ago
    I'm sure if some random nobody, who is obviously way too frustrated with everything in his life calls me something like that, I will probably forget it by the end of the game. Maybe there are still people who may get hurt by something like that, but those people are being ridiculous as well, because, I quote myself "if some random nobody, who is obviously way too frustrated with everything in his life" has the power to bring you, another anonymous user down, clearly you have have a problem as well. It's common knowledge that you can't take serious what people are saying about you, if they don't even know anything about you but the character you've chosen and how you've played for 30-something minutes.


    It's so ridiculous.


    I just hope this toxicity ends, thanks to people like that being denied access due to their thoughtless actions. The other thing that they can do is disable chat, except for people who are friends and clans (if there are clans in LoL, I don't know, I don't play MOBAs), or just as well completely remove it.

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    Cloak 7 years ago
    Oh btw mmobomb should stop trying to be like drama queen IGN.

    "Would write irrelevant article again" -10/10 - IGN

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    Cloak 7 years ago
    And this is what happens when you are a no good casual brainwashed fanboi. All they care about is money!

    MrkHUN 7 years ago
    In my opinion all the "gentlemen" like him should be banned for ruining (even more) someone else's day because for example you had a sh*tty day you don't play well and someone like him comes along and you just want to jump out the window.

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    Shanex 7 years ago
    I don't see why you are making it seem like Dunkey is the bad guy though. I watched the video and he pretty much gave all the reasons why I stopped playing league, you just get mad playing the game to the point that it's not enjoyable, and then when you deal with people like feeders and such like what's the point?
    Granted what he said was a bit overboard but that's what you feel like saying when you play league most of the time, especially in ranked.

    SuperMeat 7 years ago
    "So he’s played this “boring game” 8,000 times. Good use of your life, man. Now you can go back to the schoolyard and beat up fifth-graders.", I'd say making money and doing his job is a pretty good use of one's life and time...

    His video's main topic wasn't his ban and whether or not toxicity is OK or not, he just announced that was quitting the game because he wasn't having fun with it anymore while also inserting some of his character into the video.

    Aren't you "journalists" supposed to be objective?

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    Helloss 7 years ago
    lol is a joke, and riot only cares about money nothing else. also the writer of this "article" is such a pathetic tool defending riot and their pathetic game

    Xykir 7 years ago
    Is this really news? Leave dunk be. Honestly if your using the same story (or anything) as kotaku your not doing your image very much good considering they are a offshoot of gamasutra. Which is well known as a crooked and corrupt news outlet.

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    ThatGuy69 7 years ago
    Dunkey RIP!

    nanz735 7 years ago
    OMG this is so funny!
    It's unbelievable, never seem some1 who thinks it's fun to trash talk ppl

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    lolsucks 7 years ago
    yea game sucks

    TeeSeal 7 years ago
    LOL rip dunkey


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