Originally Posted by Scubajake
I don't know if this has been addressed, but everyone appears to be approaching this the wrong way. Firstly, I feel a DQ is too harsh a punishment for any of the teams accused of cheating because Riot slipped up and allowed the possibility in the first place.
This is the world championships people, it's about the best team winning, and in this case, earning a million dollars. Because the "proof" is both damning and inconclusive, I believe the games in question should be replayed fairly, as intended. I appreciate the inconvenience to the viewers, but in the end, this championship is about finding the best team, whilst providing an experience to the viewers, not the other way around. No disrespect to Riot, your response, attitude and ethics have been exceptional in this time and we all appreciate it.
For those telling Riot how stupid their mistakes were, how many more times do you want them to say "Yes, we know, we accept that we goofed and we are sorry"...... They understand they could have fixed this or that, it's up to them to show us they can fix it. We need to give them a chance to prove themselves, and I for one and sure they will. They have done nothing but accept their mistakes, and this is something we should appreciate.
P.s. You've been replying to these all day while I've been at work Redbeard. Would you like to swap? :P
I agree with your first point, a DQ would be a knee-jerk reaction to the issue that wouldn't benefit anybody.
Second point, I disagree with. I am of the opinion that booths would have helped immensely. Even if they aren't different from the headphones in terms of the sound they block out, the back and sides can be made opaque such that the players cannot see behind them or to the sides, which would have alleviated the cheating accusations while also allowing the audience to watch the players. Also, why can't they just use both the booth and headphones? Why does Riot believe that they are above using booths when they are a standard in e-sports? So, yes, we do need to keep discussing the errors because they don't seem to think of this as an error and don't plan on fixing or changing this. They haven't accepted this as a mistake.
I also get the feeling that no matter what they find in terms of evidence for cheating, nothing is going to change because it would be inconvenient for them to replay games given their time constraints. So, whether a team happened to cheat or not, nothing is going to change.