Using Mejai’s Soulstealer and Sword of the Occult in the LCS!? Top EU LCS team, Alliance, recently won a 29-2 kill game over the Copenhagen Wolves. Alliance wreaked havoc with two Mejai’s Soulstealers and two Sword of the Occults. The Copenhagen Wolves left out a standard red team ban, Kassadin, and Alliance were quick to auto-lock the infamous void walker.
Froggen picked up a Mejai’s Soulstealer early in the game followed by Wickd with a Sword of the Occult. From there, Shook also picked up a Mejai’s Soulstealer for his Elise and Tabzz soon followed with his own Sword of the Occult. The snowball turned into an avalanche. There was no stopping the huge amounts of damage Alliance was dishing out. Even though they knew they had a 29-2 kill score and were 8 turrets ahead, Alliance still played it relatively safe pushing as a team and getting key picks. Alliance’s advantage of 24k gold at the end of the game says SNOWBALL in capital letters.
Youngbuck recently tweeted that a Rioter walked up to one of the Copenhagen Wolves saying that Riot was going to look into the match for signs of unsportsmanlike behavior (like dragging out the game). Copenhagen Wolves’ Unlimited posted on Facebook that after the summer split, he was thinking of retiring. After his game with Alliance, Unlimited will use his anger as driving force to do his best to return to the LCS and defeat Alliance to “show them how to destroy an opponent without humiliating them.” Unlimited also tweeted that “First time in my life I didn’t say ‘well-played’ while giving hands to my opponents. I didn’t expect stacking items at least from shook.”
League Operations Manager for Riot Games, Nick Allen, tweeted that there will be no actions taken against Alliance for their performance against the Copenhagen Wolves and that Sword of the Occult and Mejai’s Soulstealer and are risky items and buying them in any game means accepting those risks.
Quickshot, Riot shoutcaster, also tweeted that there should not be a case against Allliance for any act of unsportsmanlike behavior because snowball items are allowed and part of the game.