Ok, let me be a little more clear. The analogy fits.
Driving = Playing LoL
Speeding = Raging / toxic behavior
Ticket = Warning
Suspension of license = Account ban
Jail time = Pro Scene ban
In the real world, it would really suck to lose your license -- getting to and from work would be hard but doable. You'd have to carpool, walk, bike, bus, etc. But if you were thrown in jail, you'd lose your job and probably a lot more -- basically your status quo would change a lot. By removing IWD from the pro scene for 1 year, it's a pretty different punishment than an account ban -- his current life up to the moment was as a LoL pro; the ban is a huge shift in punishment and his status quo.
Again, not saying he shouldn't be punished, but for the first implementation of a pro player scene suspension, 1 year is pretty huge.
The problem is that HIS JOB IS TO DRIVE!!!
If your job requires you to drive a car, and your license is suspended, guess what? You can't do your job any more. Same thing here.
His job is to play LOL, he can't do it without being an ******, so he is suspended from his job. Same way someone who can't drive without being an ****** would be suspended from their job driving a vehicle. He can get another job that doesn't require playing LOL (driving), they aren't stopping him from doing that.