I find myself doing the tribunal and coming across a LOT of cases that I look at 2-3 games in a case of and REALLY wanting to pardon a person - There's an excellent example from a case today.
The first case, he was on a team who picked 4 smites, where a teemo on his team went 0/9/0 and said at the beginning of the game : "I'm going to feed the entire game and afk, that ok with you guys?" and proceeded to do exactly that. The guy got angry - Rightfully so. I was looking at the case and thinking of a pardon right away.
The next game, he got an AFK guy at the beginning, so again, the guy got angry. This is looking like a pardon to me, I think.
His 3rd game, he starts busting out the abuse. Starts raging at a teammate doing bad, things like this:
"Maokai [00:19:26] qq more scrub hecarim never play ranked again, uninstall"
Among other things like "Kill yourself IRL baddie" and "**** you noob ******* scrub suck my black dick" - The last 2 games in his case repeated the same behaviour , nonstop railing at his teammates and things that can't be anything other than obvious punishes.
Guys - If you're REAL MAD at your teammates because you feel you are being "trolled", use the report button at the end of game screen. You yelling about it and calling your teammates trash, and telling them they should go commit suicide isn't going to improve the state of your game - It's going to make it look like you're a 5 year old throwing a fit. If you're angry at someone, tell them once maybe, in a way that isn't "**** you die of cancer *****" and mute them if you really can't stop typing to them.
This guy is one of hundreds that I've looked at in a tribunal case and wanted to pardon, but I can't because they just rage SO hard at their teammates that it can't possibly be anything other than a punish. If all 5 games matched the first 2, that would've been a pardon.
When people post threads that say "But I'm trolled every game! My teammates hate me and want me to lose!" this is the kind of report card I always see - There may be a game or two where the person is legitimately on the receiving end of trolls, but in almost every case, the person digs their own grave with how they talk in the game towards their teammates.
Just keep it to yourself if you're real mad. That's what the report button and ignore function is for - You're in the game to win the game, and your words aren't going to make 4 random people perform better, no matter how angrily you smash em into the keyboard. If you really want to not be banned, follow this - It'll make your life easier.