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LoL teams asked to remove G2A logo at 2015 World Championship

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Among the many offerings on tap at game key reseller G2A are leveled League of Legends accounts and Elo boosting, both of which contravene Riot Games' terms of service and the LoL Championship Series rules. Because of that, according to The Daily Dot, Riot has asked all professional LoL teams that are sponsored by the company to remove the G2A logo from their merchandise at the 2015 World Championships.

This is a big deal, impacting not only G2A but also some high-profile teams, including Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, H2K, and paiN Gaming, all of which have agreed to remove the logo at the event. Riot made the move as it considers an outright ban on G2A sponsorships, the report says, while G2A has said if it can't resolve the situation, it will eliminate them "across the board." That would make it the second key reseller to drop pro gaming sponsorships: Kinguin made a similar move earlier this year, although that was apparently the result of a corporate restructuring rather than a conflict with a third-party.

The 2015 League of Legends World Championship group stage kicked off last week. Catch up with everything that's happened (and an awful lot has) right here, and follow our ongoing coverage of the month-long event at PC Gamer Pro.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.