Originally Posted by DarkR1sing
Not harsh, I think it's right. I mean they were lucky that they aren't ban from future MLG events or had all their points taken away by RIOT.
MLG is one of the largest e-sport event in NA and they take it seriously. We always complain why others don't take e-sports seriously and now you think that what happen in that game is acceptable? I'm siding MLG on this one, they just do what best for esports.
If they were doing what's best for e-Sports then they should bump the third and fourth place teams to first and second, respectively. Then those teams can receive the prizes for playing 'legitimate' games. Regardless if it was a large event or not, the intent was NOT to mock e-Sports. Both teams already apologized. What more do you want? This is why this punishment is harsh in my opinion.
Personally I don't think it's right, because they're taking the fun out of gaming in general with this message. MLG should have just told them not to do it again and move on. THAT way MLG still looks good and both teams still earn their prizes/circuit points. With MLG doing this, it only makes them seem very strict and un-fun.
People play games to have fun. I think MLG needs to remember that.