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Highlander Tuesday Night Bans, Recent Events, and Sportsmanship/Spirit (Powered by mannco.store)
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Bans

These bans were enacted before the release of this article.


Sexual harassment and inappropriate/lewd behavior

In our article about League Update: On recent events, we discuss how the administration team takes incidents regarding sexual harassment to a very serious degree. We also discuss how we look for repeated or egregious behavior while evaluating the severity of the cases. The fact of the matter is that we understand that there are still reports being received and we will continue to investigate them. Our goal in RGL has always been to maintain a passionate community that can have sympathy, tolerance, and feel safe while playing their favorite game.

After the recent events regarding Nursey and other prominent players in the community involved in sexual harassment cases, we had many other players that came forward with their own reports regarding harassment. We respect that. Additionally, it has always been our goal to investigate and evaluate reports that are being sent in, because it is undeniable that this type of behavior is not only unacceptable but should not be tolerated in our community in any capacity. The report regarding Karl was sent to the head admins after our investigation and our call for others to come forward and submit evidence using our google form. An investigation was launched after a report was sent in. Evidence was supplied, as well as information from an ex-UGC admin additionally giving evidence relevant to the case during this investigation. The head admins went through the evidence, discussed the report, and concluded.

The coincidental timing of certain players coming back had zero impact on the overall conclusion made by the head admins. RGL does not condone the egregious behavior and actions of players (both past and present) that may subsequently cause and deter players from playing in our organization. We believe in fading out this type of behavior from our community.

An example of us continuing to evaluate reports is listed below:

  • Karl - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance by interacting with a player in inappropriate ways. This is an indefinite ban with a minimum period of 1 year.
  • Kalvyn - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance by interacting with a player in inappropriate and sexually suggestive ways. This is an indefinite ban with a minimum period of 4 months.
  • Shadow - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance with player harassment and inappropriate behavior, including inappropriate behavior with minors. 

Indefinite bans are a new penalty system that we are rolling out regarding more serious or repeated behavioral bans. This means a player would be banned indefinitely with a minimum sentence. Once that minimum sentence has elapsed, the player can appeal by contacting an RGL admin to have their ban/suspension re-evaluated and removed. The idea with this is that for a player to come back, they need to affirm that their behavior has changed for the better. If they continue their bad behavior after the appeal has been lifted, then it shows that the player has not changed and will face more severe punishments.

As such, if you want a head admin to look over a case, we request that you submit a report here on our google form.


Cheating

The following players have been caught cheating by the RGL team and will banned.

  • River - 1 Year / first cheating offense
  • Razz - 1 Year / first cheating offense
  • Bolin - Lifetime / 2nd cheating offense

The following AC statement has been issued.

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Regarding the use of sound programs to manipulate audio, Aad (Main division admin) states the following:

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Ban Evasion and Multiaccounting

The following players evaded their ban in RGL and will be banned for an additional year.


The following player will be banned for being an alternate account to an existing banned player in RGL.


The following player knowingly supported the above alt account in evading multiple matches during the season and will be banned for 6 months.



Other

The following players have/had been suspended for several weeks to months for their usage of racist slurs, homophobic language, or derogatory language on our platforms.



Sportsmanship & Spirit

In RGL, it is apparent that we want highly derogatory terms and persistent harassment to fade out within our community. When players are subjected to this unwarranted hostility, it clearly has many ill-effects that can push players out or make them feel unwelcome in our league. Additionally, in a league that is constantly trying to grow and develop, the ability to obtain sponsors is a key aspect that the organization has sought out after. It does not bode well, when your top players are engaging in this behavior, which is why we have unequivocally pushed for larger punishments on our Invite players, since they often participate in casted matches and represent the league in which they play in.

Our rules on what comments are on-platform versus off-platform is made very clearly here:

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As such, this is a reminder to all players and teams of RGL's ruling on such behavior. It has always been in our best interest to have clearer outlines on our stance regarding toxicity and harassment. Above anything, we strive for a good-natured competitive environment and urge our players to help us achieve that in the best way possible.

If you are a player and want to report this behavior, please contact an admin on our Discord. It should be strongly noted that witch hunting is not condoned in any capacity by the administration team and may lead to punitive action.

Lastly, we would like to thank all the players that have contacted the staff team regarding this type of behavior and helping RGL strive to be a healthier and safer competitive environment for everyone.
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river is banned :crab:
i think i got alzheimer's disease because ion remember askin
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#3
ahaha lolB
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#4
Updated post. Someone mentioned to me that I did not include Shadow who received a ban.
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#5
bugs.
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#6
this is so sad
hi =)
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#7
I know all I'll get is troll responses to this but I'm genuinely curious; why are there so many people who have turned about to be sexual harassers in competitive TF2 recently? Is it really just coincidence and the "me too effect"? Or is there something more to it?
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#8
Those who have nothing better to do the majority of their evenings except play tf2 competitively are not the best samples you can look to for well adjusted people.
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#9
For the sake of transparency, duck posted the following pastebin to spread misinformation while admitting to alt'ing on multiple platforms belonging to RGL.

Copy paste in case it is deleted(it was)

Quote:Recently I have been unfairly banned an extra year for "Using alternate accounts to evade their ban."

1. I've only ever had one alt account so the plurl accounts makes no sense in this case
2. I used the alt to play tf2center in the first place (not against rgl rules)
3. I used the alt to then play rgl pugs (rgl pug bans aren't mirrored onto rgl)
4. I used the alt to comment on a forum post in which it was swiftly banned (which doesn't warrant a ban on rgl per rules)
https://puu.sh/EJkPC/09c40ebbdc.png
5. I used the alt to make an lft post on the discord but with no intention of actually playing because that would only get my main banned for longer.
6. I never used the alt to join any roster, play any scrims, or play any matches. Nor did I intend on it.
7. Per rgl rules all alts will be permanents banned but it says nothing about banning the main user just for having an alt
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This is an absolutely blatant abuse of power from head admin exa who already doesn't like me and in my eyes is trying to find anything to get me banned for longer. My reputation in the league is already very bad due to a previous cheating banned, which was deserved, so I don't have the ability to rally support for myself and I'm left to just take the unjust ban and move on.

Whether you like me or not I hope you can try and see my side in this. If you wish to ask me any questions regarding this I'm open to talk to anyone. You can reach me on discord at FIEND#0295 or by steam https://s.team/p/ntc-qcjv/bqnptmfw


The rule in the rule book he broke:
Quote:[1012.5] - Discord and Forum Rules
The following rules already apply to the discord groups and the forums, but are all put here in one centralized location.
Breaking any of the following rules will get you banned from platform(s). Depending on the severity of the case, match suspensions or league bans may be considered.

What specifically he was banned for and admitted to: 
Quote:3. I used the alt to then play rgl pugs (rgl pug bans aren't mirrored onto rgl)
4. I used the alt to comment on a forum post in which it was swiftly banned (which doesn't warrant a ban on rgl per rules)
https://puu.sh/EJkPC/09c40ebbdc.png
5. I used the alt to make an lft post on the discord but with no intention of actually playing because that would only get my main banned for longer.


Conversation with duck on the matter:

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#10
duck...
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#11
ha lolB
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#12
duck ban extendo :o
i think i got alzheimer's disease because ion remember askin
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#13
oh ok
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#14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFX5PSc72zU
haha very cool good job Smile 

Skyrim belongs to the nords!!!
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(11-27-2019, 06:17 PM)Cookie Wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFX5PSc72zU

I really need to enable youtube embeds
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4YkgZY-6_g
Dog is my supplier, talk to him if you want the stuff
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(11-27-2019, 02:49 AM)Daf Wrote: Those who have nothing better to do the majority of their evenings except play tf2 competitively are not the best samples you can look to for well adjusted people.

mmhm good point
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