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G2 Esports fined for Wunder's WoW Classic slip up during LEC Playoffs

Published: 15:52, 17 September 2019
Updated: 18:59, 17 September 2019
G2 Wunder recently got fined for playing WoW Classic during LEC
G2 Wunder recently got fined for playing WoW Classic during LEC
G2 Wunder recently got fined for playing WoW Classic during LEC

G2 Esports have been fined €1,000 by Riot Games due to their top laner Wunder apparently having a World of Warcraft Classic tab open during the LEC finals broadcast that happened on 8 September 2019.

G2 against Fnatic in the finals of League of Legends playoffs was another round of treats for the viewers, much like the Juggernaut match that preceded it. However, the reverse sweep spectacle was apparently not enough for G2, an organisation where it's usually meme city. This time around, the memes revolved around Wunder's obsession with World of Warcraft Classic.

The organisation first joked about it during the playoff finals when they posted a WoW Classic reference, stating it's a leaked screenshot of Wunder's PC after the third game in the series. 

Wunder himself was memeing about World of Warcraft Classic for days. The first instance was on the day of Juggernaut match, 31 August 2019, when he dominated with Kled. It was followed by posts on 6 and 8 September 2019. Considering the memeing nature of both G2 and Wunder, it's hard to gauge if there is actual truth to the player showing World of Warcraft Classic during the LEC broadcast but it appears this is what caused Riot Games to fine the team.

LEC Penalty Tracker simply lists the problem as a Commercial Violation that was served on 13 September 2019 and does not go into detail over what may have caused it. It's unclear whether Riot would outright fine G2 Esports for whatever infringement actually happened, had they not had a previous warning from August 2019, regarding a Violation of Content Policy.

Whatever the case, G2's response turned out to be light-hearted as they thanked Riot Games for the fine, citing it as a justifiable reason to uninstall WoW Classic from Wunder's PC. 

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On the bright side for G2, WoW Classic didn't negatively impact his performance thus far as he turned out to be unstoppable in the finals. Unless Bwipo got to pick Jax, that is.

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