In the early days of the 2022 season, a “weird” gameplay that is very popular with the League of Legends gaming community, including the professional players themselves, is to go to the top with Punishment and roaming all over the map. A typical example of this game is Janna Punishment, which has caused a lot of controversy in the League of Legends community. Gamers also “split seven”, some people think this is a very interesting meta, but there are also people, such as Vitality’s Alphari when he calls this a “cheat”.
Top gameplay with Smite and ganking all over the map has appeared even in the professional arena
But no matter what, there’s no denying that top laner carries Smite and instead of farming like most familiar top lanes, roaming around the map is effective. Along with the jungle, top Smite is the strongest roam pair right now, can “cover” all over the map and is extremely suitable for the bottom wing meta. But recently, a gamer received “bitter fruit” when using this game.
Specifically, a gamer named Yuumi Top OhTeeP has often used the top play with Punishment and not only with Janna, this person also experimented with Maokai – a champion considered out of meta for a long time, only used a couple of rare matches. However, Yuumi Top OhTeeP was suddenly given a 14-day ban from Riot. According to the content of Riot’s email, in a match with Maokai Punishment, this player farmed quite a bit and just stood still in the area near the Dragon’s cave without receiving gold or experience points. Riot counts this action as a way to “help the opponent win”.
A gamer was suddenly banned by Riot for 2 weeks because the gameplay of bringing Punishment to the top roamed all over the map was popular.
Gamer said he used Maokai roam all over the map and got banned for 14 days
Riot thinks this is the behavior of “helping the opponent win” and does not remove the ban
But also in the content of Riot’s email, it can be seen that the NPH side cannot remove the issued ban order. The above “unlucky” gamer is also concerned that when he returns, maybe the forehand champions have been nerfed. In addition, this person also hopes that Riot employees can read his post on Reddit and consider this extremely strange ban case.