TF Blade, the substitute player for Team Liquid is now accusing Riot Korea of racism after they banned his South Korean game account.
The prolific League of Legends streamer's primary server is North America.
Nonetheless, he was on a quest to reach the top rank across other servers, among which he already topped the EU North East, EU West, and Latin America servers already.
In his quest to explore and reach the number 1 rank across other servers, TF Blade landed in the South Korean server.
His efforts were however squashed when Riot Korea ended up banning his account. Based on what TF Blade revealed, it was found that he was banned for “verbal violence” in chat.
“I literally feel targeted at this point. Not gonna lie, I genuinely feel targeted by Riot. this is actually becoming a mess. This is it. One game by the way. No warnings, no nothing. One game,” said TF Blade.
Sharing the details of the supposedly verbally violent chat, TF Blade said that he was being held to different standards and that his chat conversations weren't violent, but were merely disagreements about a game.
TF Blade said that Riot Korea was simply racist and banned him for not playing the game in Korean language settings.
“I'm gonna say it, this is being racist. I do actually feel targeted. I came on the server; they told me I have to change my language from English to Korean. Why? If I change my language from English to Korean, when somebody pings the Flash, I don't know what champion it's for. I can't count any timers, right? And they're telling me if you don't change it, they'll take your account away,” said TF Blade.
The streamer made it clear that he had no problems with the Korean players and that he only had a problem with Riot Korea for being racist. There hasn't been any clear notice on how long the ban would last and whether it is temporary or permanent.
“I don't like the Riot games here. But I do love the fans, and I do love the majority of the pros, the ones that actually care about the game,” said TF Blade.