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Report: Quan to be punished for unauthorized account boosting

by theScore Staff Apr 19 2016
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According to a report made by 178.com, Oh My God jungler Zhu "Quan" Yongquan, formerly known as TBQ, is to be punished for boosting an account not belonging to him. This punishment will reportedly last at least six months, but is currently under discussion between LPL regulators and OMG.

On April 10, Oh My God held a live streaming event between old, retired members of the team and the new starting roster. According to 178, at the event Quan was observed elo-boosting another player's, allegedly for Royal Club mid laner, Pun Wai "Wh1t3zZ" Lo's, account on stream in a solo queue qualifying series.

178.com reached out to OMG for clarification, and the team said they believe that the punishment will not impact the coming Summer LPL. OMG also said they are in talks with Tencent and Riot Games China to discuss the severity of the punishment. The team promised to make an official statement soon.

Quan's punishment is in accordance with Riot's Global Penalty Index, which states that the minimum punishment for an elo-boosting offense is a suspension lasting three event months. League of Legends Pro League players have not previously been suspended for elo-boosting offenses, so it is believed Quan will be the first example.

Kelsey Moser is a staff writer for theScore esports. You can follow her on Twitter.

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