So I want to raise a discussion about the current ban system. It appears that since the ban hammer went from the tribunal to an automated the increase of bans has been quite significant. I understand why this change was made, and it's not really what i'm here to discuss per say. The reason for bringing it up however is that I've noticed that the large majority of bans especially of those being posted on the forums are toxic behavioural based.
Now this is great don't get me wrong, however a lot of these bans in my opinion although can be seen as toxic behaviour, could also be seen as somewhat justified or at least understandable if the context in which these bans were made were taken into consideration. What i'm about to post is the chat log of which I myself received a 14 day ban after a 10 game chat restrict. Now i'm not acting as if i'm a saint or anything and this post isn't an appeal to get unbanned however I do think this brings into question, who the more toxic player for the game was during this game.
Hi I am sad: jg
Hi I am sad: take tp or ignite ekko
Hi I am sad: idiot
Hi I am sad: why have you bought the jungle item?
Hi I am sad: you're %%%%ing my jungle route ekko
Hi I am sad: ekko try take the enemy camps instead of mine, if you're safe to do so thanks...
Hi I am sad: well he's put me bheind 2 camps could of been 6 by now
Hi I am sad: do not take my blue
Hi I am sad: %%%% off
Hi I am sad: so reported
Hi I am sad: rep ekko ty
Hi I am sad: stealing my jungle putting me behind
Hi I am sad: i'm o tilted
Hi I am sad: don't even want to play
Hi I am sad: %%%% this ekko
Hi I am sad: ruinin my game
Hi I am sad: STOP
Hi I am sad: TAKING
Hi I am sad: MY %%%%ING JUNGLE
Hi I am sad: TAKE GRAVES JUNNGLE
Hi I am sad: i'm done just open this
Hi I am sad: rep ekko ty
Hi I am sad: i'm not playing anymore, he's %%%%ed my game
Hi I am sad: he just went mid with smite
Hi I am sad: and trolled me
Hi I am sad: taking 7 camps including blue
Hi I am sad: taking my bue again
Hi I am sad: does it nd i'm afk
Hi I am sad: k bye
Hi I am sad: enjoy ban ekko
Hi I am sad: you bellend
Hi I am sad: for what? ekko trolling us?
Hi I am sad: i'm 2 lvls behind because of ekko
Hi I am sad: and he can't even win mid, taking ym exp and gold
Hi I am sad: ?
Hi I am sad: what are you talking about?
Hi I am sad: for what?
Hi I am sad: tell me
Hi I am sad: ekko steals my jungle
Hi I am sad: what u expect me to do?
Hi I am sad: can you jungle when ekko takes your own team mates jungle, instead of counter jungling graves?
Hi I am sad: ekko is 100% in the wrong, not I
Hi I am sad: i really hope you get banned ekko
Hi I am sad: no it isn't
Hi I am sad: and even if he did it strategically
Hi I am sad: at leats take the enemy jungle
Hi I am sad: not my own
Hi I am sad: haha kennen and lucian flaming me for ekko %%%%ing my up, hilarious team
Hi I am sad: "hope you get banned"
Hi I am sad: yeah ban me for ekko trolling
Hi I am sad: ekko didn't have to say anything, he still trolled
Hi I am sad: yeah stfu, we all know i was 3/1 even with trolling ekko
Hi I am sad: ekko take all my camps and still negative kda lel
Hi I am sad: and surprise, surprise less kill contribution
Hi I am sad: yeah ekko trolls me all game long, and you expect me not to react to that?
Hi I am sad: how would you feel if your own team mate puts you behind 2 levels purposely
Hi I am sad: thresh is good
Hi I am sad: ekko is a trolling c**nt
Hi I am sad: kennen afk now
Hi I am sad: after flaming me
Hi I am sad: hypocritical noob
Hi I am sad: rep lucian for toxic and int, kennen for afk and toxic and ekko for trolling thanks
Hi I am sad: stfu ekko this is all your fault
Hi I am sad: hope i never play with you again
Hi I am sad: ever....
As you can see from this chat log (and yes the ban was from only this 1 game) I did portray some toxic behaviour, however who was the more toxic player for the game? Myself who actually tried to play and win even with ekko taking my camps (3/1 early game) who although from the chat logs clearly reacted badly to someone intentionally trolling my game, ( a smite mid ekko who took over 12 of my own jungle camps and 0 of the enemy's jungle camps, including my buffs who had no map pressure or anything) and all because this ekko didn't say a word during the game, he is deemed as "non-toxic" by the current system. He was intentionally trolling yet because I had a negative response towards his trolling I get the punishment. It's getting to the point that the chat system itself is pretty much pointless.
This post isn't asking for an unban but it's to raise the thought and discuss for what is the true toxicity for this game's actual game play. People who flame but for the most part do actually try to win in general, or trolls who simply don't care and seem to never get punished for it due to the current system that is in place?