Remember when a Riot Games employee was fired for saying nasty things about a toxic and oft-banned League of Legends player? At the time, that player, Tyler1, said that he'd "changed" -- and apparently, Riot now agrees.
As Tyler1 himself reported on Twitter, he's now unbanned after "613 DAYS OF INTENSE REHAB" and plans to start streaming again on Monday. He's obviously on a short leash, as the terms of his reinstatement include staying clean on all accounts he uses. There's a long thread about the topic on Reddit, which includes a reply from Riot employee Ryan "The_Cactopus" Ringey stating that "we don’t comment on the ban status of ID banned players." A linked picture included a mousepad at Ringey's desk that said "Tyler1 Reformed."
I've generally been of the opinion that ridiculously toxic players should be kicked out of a game permanently and have the proverbial key thrown away. That said, Riot has to know what it's doing -- and the backlash that could come if this move backfires -- in unbanning Tyler1. If he actually has changed his ways, good on him for coming to terms with his toxicity. If not, the door can't slam shut on him quickly enough.
About the Author
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.
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