Even in its Alpha phase, a lot of Wild Rift players are already encountering Win Trade in their matches.
Riot Games introduced League of Legends: Wild Rift as their newest title for both console and mobile devices on their 10th year anniversary. Following up on that, Riot released an Alpha test for Wild Rift started on June 6.
Although only a limited number of players from Brazil and the Philippines have access to the game, it seems like Wild Rift has already inherited one of the worst problems from League of Legends already.
League of Legends players are familiarized with a bunch of game running behaviors and win trading is one of them. The term Win Trade can be defined as when someone on your team is intentionally loosing for someone on your enemy to win the game. It is a very common phrase among League’s high Elo players. But it looks like a lot of players are already encountering it in Wild Rift.
Recently a popular MLBB Streamers Akosi Dogie and H2WO were accused of Win Trading on Wild Rift. A player said on a Facebook post, “HAVE YOU WANTED H2WO to rank your 1 troop ?? so why not go up the rank when dueling along the queue to sell the game then you no ?? first you are in dragon lane you kill then you go to Dogie’s lane to see if you can finish afk? you are strong brother and sister.” (Based on Google translate)
Many other players are also accusing Akosi Dogie and H2WO of win trading as well, a player even made a youtube video out of it. On Reddit, a player also mentioned that Dogie is even badmouthing Wild Rift non-stop. Besides the streamers, many players are also facing win traders on ranked mode as well.
After pointed out on Reddit, players are showing their frustrations saying it’s pathetic to win trade on a game that is on the Alpha phase and those players should be permabanned from Wild Rift.
Although Riot Games has not made any official statement regarding win trading, it’s only a matter of time before they figure out the issue and punish them accordingly.