Recently, a League of Legends Streamer was banned shortly after getting caught scripting during Twitch Livestream.
League of Legends is a MOBA game developed by Riot Games. In the game, two teams of 5 players battle to destroy the other team’s Nexus while defending their own. Upon initial release, it was received with general positive views, but in recent years its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds.
Right now, League is one of the world’s most popular games. Almost everyone around the world has at least heard the name League of Legends. League of Legends is so big that the World Championship garnered more than 100 million unique viewers and peaked at a concurrent viewer count of more than 40 million.
Because of its popularity and massive fanbase many Twitch streamers stream League of Legends. League has a very high skill ceiling, so getting good at League takes years of practice and hard work. And generally, Twitch viewers tend to gravitate toward streamers who play well.
But, there is no shortcut to getting good at League. So to gain some quick viewers, a Twitch streamer decided to use scripting to appear good at the game.
League of Legends Streamer Banned After Caught Scripting:
Scripting is a form of cheating where certain tasks in a game can be automated. For example, if a super good AI plays League in your place, the AI would do all the work like aiming skills and last hitting minions and never miss. This would make you look like a super good player even when you are not.
Twitch streamer logtube_ was streaming League of Legends when suddenly his viewers noticed something weird about his gameplay. He was playing Xerath in the mid lane and could see all enemies on the map. His skills were automatically landing on the enemies too.
Viewers could also see logtube_ changing the different modes of the Scripting software to make his character Xerath engage or disengage from fights.
The clip was initially posted on the LivestreamFail subreddit, and the streamer logtube_ was later banned from Twitch.