Professional League of Legends player Christian "IWillDominate" Rivera has been suspended for a year from playing in the League of Legends Championship Series, developer Riot has announced. Vice president of eSports Dustin "RedBeard" Beck revealed the news in a post on the League of Legends forum.
The announcement was made following news that Christian "IWillDominate" Rivera had already been permanently banned from the game for "toxic behaviour."
The post states that he had been brought before the Tribunal "eight or nine times" and holds "a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, offensive language and negative attitude."
In addition to the one-year suspension from playing in the Championship Series, he has had other existing known accounts permanently banned.
"We take sportsmanship and player behaviour very seriously, and we fundamentally believe that pro players should not be exempt from scrutiny over their behaviour" the announcement read.
Christian recently represented international eSports team Team Dignitas at the Season 2 North American Regional Finals, placing second with his teammates. Team Dignitas' owner, Michael O'Dell, has confirmed that he will be replaced.