According to Daily Esports’ Lee Si-Woo, ESC Ever’s ADC Lee “LoKeN” Dong-Wook will be forced to perform 20 hours of community service after Riot Games and the Korea eSports Association (KeSPA) were able to identify the player using his parents’ information to create League of Legends accounts on the Korean server.
Being only 17 years old, LoKen’s playtime is affected by South Korea’s shutdown law, which restrict the access of underage persons to online gaming after Midnight.
Every account in South Korea is linked to the individual’s Social Security number, meaning that the usage of another person’s number constitutes in a felony punishable by law. Therefore, the player needs to complete the service in a span of three months, being at risk of further penalization by both Riot Games and the Justice Committee of Korea if he fails to do so.
Besides, the player will be suspended from the game for a period of 30 days, which does not include however LCK games – the ban strictly affects his personal accounts. ESC Ever coach Kim Ga-Ram said to Fomos that the penalization indeed doesn’t include league’s matches, and LoKen is expected to start in the team’s next match Tuesday against the Jin Air Green Wings.
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