[LoL] Toxicity Case Study

We had a request for League of Legends Tribunal highlights, and SynCaine linked to a guildmate’s post. I clicked a few “warning” punishments from my case history, and this one stood out.

You can view Tribunal records even if you are not a logged-in LoL player, but just in case this link does not work for you, let me give you a transcript of what the reported player said in the first game. The below transcript, plus being reported 14 more times in 4 other games, will get you a warning. The language used is likely inappropriate for workplace reading, but then you are already at an online gaming blog.

The following edits out other players. [Updated to add a link explaining for people who thought “SMD” might be a piece of LoL jargon.]

Cho’Gath [00:09:02] warded
Cho’Gath [All] [00:11:07] fk!
Cho’Gath [All] [00:11:08] no mana
Cho’Gath [00:13:46] jarvan
Cho’Gath [00:14:00] help top
Cho’Gath [All] [00:23:37] SMD BITCHESSSSSSSS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:24:43] ahhahahha noob ult
Cho’Gath [All] [00:24:46] noob karthus
Cho’Gath [All] [00:24:48] AHHAHHAHAHA
Cho’Gath [All] [00:25:03] SMD EVE
Cho’Gath [All] [00:25:06] IDGAF
Cho’Gath [All] [00:25:15] EVE GET A DICK AND FUCK SOMEONE
Cho’Gath [All] [00:25:19] nO LIFE BETCH
Cho’Gath [All] [00:25:44] EVE I FINISH U IN 1 BITE
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:04] y run karth?
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:06] noOOB
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:17] KEEP RUNNING NOOOOOOOOOOB
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:30] AHHH DARIUS IS HERE!!!
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:32] RUNNNNNNNNNNN
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:48] u guys should control ur eve
Cho’Gath [All] [00:27:51] noobass fk
Cho’Gath [All] [00:28:16] SMD MEXICAN NIGGA
Cho’Gath [All] [00:28:22] ?ALL I HAVE BIGGA DICKA
Cho’Gath [All] [00:29:21] DONT RUN~ COME AND SMD~!!!!!
Cho’Gath [All] [00:29:34] ill use my ult to make it BIGGAAAAA
Cho’Gath [All] [00:30:22] AHHAHHAHAHA
Cho’Gath [All] [00:30:30] EVERYONE WANTS MY D~
Cho’Gath [All] [00:30:46] WTF IS THIS BLITZ BUILDING?
Cho’Gath [All] [00:30:55] WTF MEXICAN DOESNT KNOW HOW TO PLAY?!?!?!?!?
Cho’Gath [All] [00:30:59] NOOB BLITZ
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:01] ?ALL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:04] NOOOOOOOOB
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:12] IM TAIWANESE GTFO MEXICAN BLITZ
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:26] SMD AND GTFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:46] DONT ARE A FKING NOOB? DA FUQ LEARN HOW TO TYPE MEXICANOOOOO
Cho’Gath [All] [00:31:57] ur FACE IS RETARDED
Cho’Gath [All] [00:32:15] MEXICAN DONT USE AMERICAN WORDS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:32:22] USE UR MEXICANO WORDS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:32:56] SMD EVE
Cho’Gath [All] [00:33:14] MEXICAN BLITZ I CANT READ UR SPANISH
Cho’Gath [All] [00:33:26] CANT READ UR G@Y SPANISHHHHH
Cho’Gath [All] [00:33:32] FK OFF PWEASE ~~~~~
Cho’Gath [All] [00:33:45] EVE SMD:)
Cho’Gath [All] [00:33:51] taste like chicken!~~~~~~
Cho’Gath [All] [00:34:03] MY DICK TASTE LIKE CHICKEN
Cho’Gath [All] [00:34:20] LOL KARTHUS U SUCK
Cho’Gath [All] [00:34:24] NOOB KARTHUS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:34:29] DO SHYTY DMG~~~~~
Cho’Gath [All] [00:34:48] KARTHUS MAD CUZ HE SUCKKKKKK~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:24] AHHAHHAHAH KARTHUS ULT TO KSSS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:30] NOOBASSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:41] SORRY I DONT KISS G@YSSSSSS
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:48] i KISS MY SEXY GF IN REAL BABY
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:57] BLITZ NO ONE CAN READ UR SPANISH
Cho’Gath [All] [00:35:59] FK OFF

This gets you a warning. My two potentially reasonable explanations for that are (1) this is below the average toxicity for LoL players; (2) the personality change at the 20-minute mark perhaps suggests that someone else was playing the account for the rest of the game, rather than the usual player.

: Zubon

14 thoughts on “[LoL] Toxicity Case Study

  1. spinks

    Yeah, “my brother got my account details” is the oldest excuse in the book. I’d go with the first reasonable explanation.

    1. Zubon Post author

      But it happens mid-game, as if he had to leave and asked his roommate to finish the game for him. The first invitation to fellatio appears like the wolfman at the full moon.

      1. kichwas

        Some drugs take a little bit of time to kick in?

        People with severe personality disorders don’t pop out the bat-dung crazy 24/7… something on screen must have triggered the reaction…

    1. Zubon Post author

      Or perhaps the profanity? It’s an embarrassment of riches in terms of a target-rich CSR opportunities.

      1. kichwas

        You could hand that chat log out at training sessions for CSR in a ‘count the number of problems’ exercise…

        Its like looking for Waldo in a room full of nothing but Waldo clones..

  2. bhagpuss

    It’s not just gratuitously offensive, although it is that and then some. It’s flat-out weird. Is there some tradition of ethnic conflict between Taiwan and Mexico of which I was hitherto unaware?

    And can you play LoL with the chat off?

    1. kichwas

      I know of no conflict between Mexico and Taiwan. But I have seen people very often who launch into tirades suddenly pop out a ‘I’m a member of minority X so I’m allowed to be like this’ card, as if that was ok. They’re usually not…

      Basically, playing somebody else’s race card.

      1. Zubon Post author

        The thoughts might be incoherent, but the text is remarkably legible English apart from some lightly masked profanity. It is strange that he felt free to type “dick” but “gay” needed masking. You know, in case actually saying “gay” would offend someone.

  3. whatever

    Rather have this guy than the Yi who RAN back to shop right after the teamfight.

    There is this thing called mute. Not that I need it.

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