Two of the most popular teams in the world are giving a lot to talk about on the competitive scene of League of Legends: G2 Esports and Cloud9 were the subject of a recent investigation after they colluded to prevent the sale of the legendary center lane Perkz. However, Riot Games has announced that there will be no penalty for organizations.
According to a Dot Esports report, Perkz is specifically banned from playing for Fnatic, G2’s biggest rival, for a period of 3 years. Apparently, when the player was transferred from G2 to Cloud9 at the end of 2020, the agreement included a clause stating that he could not be hired by Fnatic until after the 2023 season.
A few weeks ago, Fnatic filed a complaint with Riot asking to investigate the case, but its verdict was unsatisfactory: the company declared that said clause had not affected the player. Rather, the reason Fnatic was unable to acquire Perkz was that it never reached an agreement with Cloud9 on his price and salary.
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If anything, Riot acknowledged that the current LoL Esports regulations have blind spots that allow for this type of collusion, so there will be no repercussions against G2 or Cloud9. However, he also clarified that no team has the obligation to respect agreements that obstruct the arrival of a player to another organization. In other words, Perkz is completely free to choose where he wants to play.
“In the future, we will update our rules to prohibit future restrictions on transfer agreements as they are not in line with the values and interests of our sport,” Riot commented.