It seems that many of the streamers in Korea have been banned, likely due to the TFBlade Drama.
Over the course of the past month or so, players of League of Legends all around the world have traveled to Korea for a Boot camp. These players aim to climb up in the ranks as much as possible to get to Korean Challenger and potentially challenge Rank 1.
You can get the list of players in Japan on this website. One of those players that made his way to Korea is TFBlade. He aims to get Rank 1 in Korean Solo Queue, but it is not that easy to do so. Korean Solo Queue is grueling as it contains all sorts of players, along with win traders and griefers.
In an instance of having a poor game, TFBlade raged on chat and griefed in his own way. Since then, a lot of Reddit posts popped up about it, and he was soon banned from Korean Solo Queue. After that, there are several reports in which Dantes went live on Twitch to talk about how he got banned and all.
Here is what we know so far.
Streamers Banned In Korean Solo Queue
This all started with the TFBlade drama, as he is also known in the community for having behavior issues and even caused a huge drama with LS. With his attitude and such, Riot decided to ban his account first, as many people reported him.
His behavior has been flagged by plenty of players, and there is enough animosity around to know it is not a one-time thing. He was banned from Korean Solo Queue before as well.
However, this turned into a Domino effect as Dantes came on stream and said that he was also banned from Korean Solo Queue. After that, many other streamers, like Yamato, etc, have said they have also been banned.
According to Dantes, they may have been banned in the aftermath of the TFBlade ban, where Riot IP banned their hotel. Also, they did not have Riot Account, so that made it easier for Riot to ban them.
Reason For The Bans
As per Dantes, people manually banned TF Blade, and Riot took down the hotel IP, where many of the Western players are in. Since then, we have found out that Agurin, Midbeast, Makkro, and others have not been banned as they have Riot LPP accounts.
So this could be a combination of both having bought/illegal accounts and the TFBlade drama. The TFBlade drama brought attention, and then Riot Korea decided to ban the illegal accounts on that same IP address. A Reddit post corroborates this thought process as well.
We will have to see how this pans out, as Dantes mentioned that some streamers are trying to contact Riot Korea to resolve the issue at hand.