Feb 18 2015 - 10:38 pm

The Leaderboard: This week in esports

On this episode of the Leaderboard, the panel discuss the handling of players by a few prominent esports organizations, namely Meet Your Makers and Ninjas in Pyjamas
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On this episode of the Leaderboard, the panel discuss the handling of players by a few prominent esports organizations, namely Meet Your Makers and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

The former have been embroiled in a major controversy regarding the treatment of League of Legends player Marcin “Kori” Woski, who was intimidated and coerced into doing as the team told him. The tactics used by team manager Sebastian Rotterdam were enough to get him fired and earn the European team a fine from Riot, but the panel argues that the punishment wasn’t stern enough.

The behavior of another big esports team, Ninjas in Pyjamas, is also questioned. The Swedish organization made waves when they announced that they were actively seeking a new fifth member of the roster while still maintaining the contract of their current fifth, Mikail “Maikelele” Bill.

We also tackle the Team SoloMid's miraculous win over Counter Logic Gaming in the most hyped League Championship Series game of the split.

Image via Rooster Teeth