League of Legends All-Star 2016 Casters Removed After Racist Remarks

By   /   Dec 12, 2016

A pair of Latin American casters invoked the ire of the community after they made racist remarks during the weekend’s League of Legends All-Star 2016 event.

During the official broadcast, former player Diego “Vendetta” Ramirez and caster Bastian Guzman mocked Chinese speech patterns while discussing former SK Telecom T1 jungler Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong.

The incident was unwarranted and inexcusable. Within the hour of its happening, Riot Games took swift action against the Latin American casters. The pair was immediately removed from the remainder of the League of Legends All-Star 2016 event.

“We’d like to apologize for the comments made on the LAS broadcast earlier today,” said broadcast manager Riot Catador (translation by Riot Chopper). “We’re extremely disappointed in the behavior of those two casters, and have removed them from the remainder of the broadcast. This kind of language is unacceptable, and we apologize to all of our fans, players, and teams.”

Vendetta was the first to begin with the pejoratives, and Guzman followed by parroting and extending the mockery. The remaining two casters on the panel remained in awkward silence and displayed discomfort over the conversation.

Since then, Riot Games has taken the video in question down. The official broadcast of the day has been made private and only those with existing links can share it.

It’s unsure whether there will be additional repercussions for Vendetta and Guzman as far as Riot Games is concerned. The developer has a history of action against matters dealing with racism.

When on SK Gaming, Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen was suspended for four matches of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship because he had changed his Summoner name to mock the Taiwanese user-base.

As for the League of Legends All-Star 2016 event, Team Ice came out on top. The combination of China’s LPL, the European LCS, and Taiwan’s LMS finished with 1050 points over Team Fire which amassed 750 with Korea’s LCK, the North American LCS and the GPL of South East Asia.

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