Wild Rift / Riot Games

Riot responds to win trading and match fixing in Wild Rift

Riot has provided an official response to Wild Rift's ongoing match-fixing and win trading issues, announcing that it is a bannable offense in a recent blog post

Win trading is when players queue together in Wild Rift in an attempt to end up on opposite teams. One of the players will then intentionally perform poorly and feed their opponent, causing their team to eventually lose the match. This ruins the competitive integrity of the game. It's commonly done at higher ranks within Wild Rift. 

But now Riot Games is calling it a bannable offense. Known offenders will be "immediately banned," according to communication lead Ben Forbes. Those players will have all Ranked Season 1 rewards removed and their accounts will be reset to Iron IV. 

Riot defines win trading as "any number of methods where players manipulate the matchmaking queues." Forbes noted that it causes a "huge amount of pain" for players in those games. It also affects the integrity of the Wild Rift leaderboards. 

Accounts with the highest win trading activity will be permanently banned. Other accounts with evidence of win trading will be banned for seven days "as a warning," Riot continued. Their rewards will be removed and their rank will be reset. Anyone on that list who attempts to match-fix in the future will be permanently banned as well. 

"We know that, much like other forms of cheating, win trading is a constant arms race and that we won’t catch everyone each time in a ban wave. We’re working on some systemic changes to combat this and will have more to share a bit later," Forbes said. 

To avoid punishing innocent players during this crackdown, Riot will be "cautious" about the criteria they're using. This protects players caught in the middle of win trading who weren't part of the plot. 

Riot called "competitive integrity" one of the biggest focuses for Wild Rift this year. Win trading is just one part of this overall issue. Riot will also be improving their approach to game imbalance, cheating, and forms of disruptive behavior in the coming months. In-game stability will also be a focus for the developers. 

Is Wild Rift available?

Wild Rift is currently available on all mobile devices, including iOS and Android. It's not available on PC. 

How many GB is Wild Rift? 

This mobile MOBA is only 1.5 GB in size. That's the minimum required space for the game. 

League of Legends servers face issues in some regions for Clash

LOL

Olivia Richman Dec 08, 15:25

The much anticipated return of Clash was met with a few major bugs. Clash was relaunched as an open beta in all regions, allowing players to compete in the tournament mode once again. But glaring...

Dota 2 matchmaking update changes party queuing, ranked medals

DOTA2

Neslyn Apduhan Oct 15, 18:04

Valve has once again shaken up Dota 2’s matchmaking system. The latest Dota 2 update rolled back some of the changes made earlier this year after sustained complaints from players. In particular,...

PUBG Mobile delivers 10-year ban to over 2,400 cheaters

PUBG
No dedicated page for this category

Olivia Richman Oct 07, 22:33

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has just revealed that over 2,400 mobile cheaters have received 10-year bans. "We have always strived to deliver a gaming environment that is fair and enjoyable for...

Toxic Dota 2 players hit with 19-year ban in new update ban wave

DOTA2

Neslyn Apduhan Sep 21, 23:52

Valve has brought down the ban hammer in Dota 2. In a recent blog post, Valve detailed a number of matchmaking updates for the next ranked season. These changes range from increased MMR symmetry...

Apex Legends ranked matchmaking details, release date revealed

APEX
No dedicated page for this category

Steven Rondina Jul 02, 18:13

Top Apex Legends players will finally have something to fight for. In a lengthy post on the game’s official website, developer Respawn Entertainment detailed its plans for a ranked mode for the...