Guys, this dude just refuses to listen to reason. Let it go.
@ Arushni: It's not always easy for Riot to tell when two accounts are linked. In fact, unless the person is really popular or just plain stupid, it's probably nearly impossible to tell. There is no fix for this. Therefore, expecting Riot to always ban smurfs when they ban the main account is absurd: There's simply no way to catch all the smurfs if the person is even a little bit clever.
The only "special" treatment pro players get is in even harsher penalties than non-professional players get. Get over yourself, dude.
If they have access to IP lists, they have access to who owns what account - not definitive, but an easy tell at least (no doubt this game uses SQL). Not only that, professional players often stream, and on several different accounts. The particular player in question has done so on several occasions, apparently, so it's common knowledge about who he is.
And if you're saying this "special treatment" and "harsher penalties" is suspension from professional play... well, big deal. Millions of people don't play professionally, and to say that someone survives off such a thing that being suspended from them for a year or two and act like that is a big deal to them is just plain silly.
The facts remain; two players have been pointed out in this thread to have trolled numerous times. One of them received 8 warnings and suspensions before being banned permanently, which is 3, or 4, times more than what "normal" people get. The fact that it's easy to get around the Tribunal is no excuse - if you set a standard, the standard needs to be followed. You can't make exceptions for people that refuse to change and just do it across several accounts. That is not "no-tolerance".
So, please, if you can't act like an adult and not be offensive, then don't post here. Thanks.