Twitch streamer Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp witnessed a match live in League of Legends that didn’t feel right to him. So he then went through the stats and found that his jungler and enemy support were working together. The eSports organization Team Ambition, in which both players were active, reacted immediately.
What did Tyler1 notice?
- In one match, the jungler on Tyler1’s team performed poorly. He was 0/5/0 after 15 minutes and wasn’t even to be found on the top plane where the twitch streamer would have needed support – although he obviously masters every position in the game.
- Even within the match, Tyler1 would have the suspicion that something wasn’t going right. He then trawled through the players’ match history and came across a clear inconsistency.
- The opposing supporter Chocovanille has always played with the player R5 Jungle in a match in the last few weeks. However, they could not register as a team, because from the rank Master there is only one SoloQ.
- So R5 Jungle either teamed up with Chocovanille and then won the games or ended up on the opposing team and avoidably lost on purpose.
- The curious: Chocovanille was probably the official trainer of R5 Jungle.
The clip by Tyler1 shows how obviously the two managed to log in together:
Queue sniping between player and coach
What exactly is the trick? Chocovanille and R5 Jungle signed up for a ranked at the same time and only played when they ended up in a match together. The goal was probably to boost Chocovanille in the ranking, because R5 Jungle deliberately lost when it ended up on the opposing team.
This interaction is called boosting and is not allowed in LoL.
What is strange about the boosting action?
- For one, Chocovanille proudly celebrated her rise to the rank of Master on Twitter. Now that the cheating has come to light, many fans feel that it is very bold. Tyler1 showed this tweet live in the stream. The account has now been made private.
- On the other hand, Chocovanille was still a coach for Team Ambition Sussy, the junior team of Team Ambition, until the live stream. There she coached, among other things, the jungler Anti, who is said to be behind the R5 Jungle account.
Chocovanille appears to have been boosted by the jungler she trains herself.
How did the esports organization react? A few hours after the stream there was a reaction. Luis “Rey” Lagoons, Head of Staff at Team Ambition, shared on twitter announced that the two were kicked off the team.
At Team Ambition, such behavior is not supported and it violates the integrity of the organization.
Although Team Ambition itself is only an amateur team, they fought to qualify for the LCS Proving Grounds, where the training teams from CLG, Cloud9 and TSM also play.
So far there has been no statement from Chocovanille and Anti. Both have made their Twitter accounts private, and Chocovanille has even changed her account name so she can’t be found easily.
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