The Leaderboard: This week in esports
On this week's edition of the Leaderboard, our hosts take a closer look at Riot's official response to the SpectateFaker controversy.
The League of Legends developer recently revealed that it would pursue a takedown of the SpectateFaker stream on Twitch. The stream allowed viewers to watch games played by SK Telecom T1 mid-laner Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, even though Lee has an exclusive streaming deal with competing platform Azubu.
Riot said that enough harm was being done to Lee to justify taking down the stream in question. But we took issue with Riot's approach and handling of the situation.
We also talk about the mishandling of the Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike roster, the recent ban handed out to recent Peruvian Dota 2 team Union Gaming, and the growing controversy regarding the use of suggestive costumes in competitive Dead or Alive 5 matches.
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