A huge screen showed the match in action to event attendees, with two smaller screens showing each team's in-game map with the positions of their players. Competitors were told to face forward at all times, but controversy erupted last night when livestream viewers at home noticed players turning their heads and looking up away from the screen. It was argued that those players were cheating by looking at the opposing team's minimap to check the positions of their players.
Riot Games e-sports coordinator RiotTiza was lead referee for the tournament and released the following statement:
"We keep a constant watch on all the players on stage at all times. We have cameras as well as live people walking onto stage to keep tabs in everything. All players are told that they need to remain sitting, facing forward, and with headphones on at all times, including during pauses. I can personally confirm that no WE player looked at the minimap at any point during the match."
League of Legends cheating controversy puts $2,000,000 on the line originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.