League of Legends: Vega Squadron Players Punished Over Possible Match Fixing Discussions

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League of Legends: Vega Squadron Players Punished Over Possible Match Fixing Discussions

Four players from Vega Squadron's League of Legends team are now facing a ban from competition until July 2020.


The administration of the Continental League has debarred 4 players from Vega Squadron. The decision comes after the Continental League became aware of rule violations committed by several players during the Spring Split 2020.

During the investigation of the incident, the severity of the violations were determined and a disciplinary sanctions were applied.

Earlier in April, players of the Vega Squadron League of Legends squad spoke in team chat about the possibility of match fixing. The conversation centred around the LCL Open Cup against Funny Yellow Dog.

The players involved in the incident claim the discussion was simply a joke. However it certainly looks ambiguous from the outside.

Despite the fact that there was no irrefutable evidence confirming the organization had engaged in match fixing, the LCL administration decided to punish Vega Squadron players under paragraphs 15.6.14 (Match fixing) and 15.6.16 (Betting prohibition) of the current rules.

Four players were found guilty of breaching the organizational rules and disqualified from competition as of May 8.

  • Kirill “JamesPeke” Katashov (disqualified until July 13, 2020)
  • Oleg “Charger” Zhuravlev (disqualified until July 13, 2020)
  • Vladislav “Simsin” Samokha (disqualified until July 1, 2020)
  • Rolands “Optimas” Vintsalovicius (disqualified until July 1, 2020).