Tarzaned, the No. 1 player on North America’s Challenger ladder won’t be able to participate in the League of Legends Scouting Grounds event due to failure to pass a player behavior check. This check — which is similar to what Challenger and LCS players need to pass in order to qualify for an event — reviews potential participants’ in-game behavior, checks to see if they’ve violated the TOS and looks at acquired bans or suspensions.
Tarzaned did meet the other requirements to participate in the event — which include:
- You must respond to the survey when it’s sent out in October.
- You must be 16 years of age by the start of the Challenger Series 2017 spring split.
- You’re very interested in playing LoL professionally.
- You have not played in more than 2 professional LoL matches in any league.
- You cannot be under contract by any professional team including Challenger teams at the time invites go out.
- You’re a North American resident as determined by the Interregional Movement Policy.
- You can pass a player behavior check, similar to what Challenger and LCS players must pass. This check includes a review of in-game behavior, Terms of Service violations, and looks at previous bans or suspensions.
Those other qualifications aside, he failed the behavior check due to being consistently toxic both in the game and on social media. While it’s too bad an obviously excellent player can’t participate, maybe this will encourage him to alter his behavior and join in on the event next time.