Originally Posted by Yegg
They are skilled players who earned their ratings through their own merits. We felt that the two week ban, the loss of an income stream (as these players were often profiting from these activities), and a bunch of unhappy customers who have suddenly lost what they paid for was an appropriate punishment.
I don't think anyone is doubting they're skilled players but you're including the loss of income from streaming and unhappy customers from elo boosting into their punishment? That seems..well rather faulty logic.
The elo boosters themselves cause more harm than the ones buying the elo. Not only do they gain money from elo boosting but ruin so many games for the players.
People who play vs the boosters are going to lose their elo unfairly. The people on the team of the elo booster gain basically free elo. Then, when the rightful owner gets their account back, if they play ranked they give their teammates an unfair disadvantage.
Regardless, I'm glad riot is finally doing something about it.