Riot investigates ‘unusual data’ in LoL matches, resulting in suspension of 32 VCS players from 8 teams

By Ishaan Khatri
BeanJ in Worlds 2023 playing for Team Whales

VCS Players Suspended from Vietnamese League Due to Unusual Match Data

A total of 32 VCS players from eight League of Legends teams have been suspended from the Vietnamese league. The suspension came after officials discovered unusual data in matches that were played and broadcasted. This decision affects their participation in Riot Games esports and third-party tournaments during the league’s standstill.

Details of the Suspension

VCS officials have announced a list of the suspended players, who will not be able to engage in Riot Games esports and related tournaments. The officials have also made it known that team members are allowed to provide information or respond to this decision.

Postponement of the VCS Spring Split

The investigation into the teams began on March 18 when Riot Games and VCS officials conducted an internal inquiry. Following the investigation, the VCS Spring Split for 2024 was postponed until further notice.

List of Suspended Players

Here is the list of VCS esports players who have been suspended by Riot Games and the VCS:

Rainbow Warriors:

  • Nguyễn Kỳ Vương / Raze
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Nghĩa / HinieeeC
  • Nguyễn Trung Hiếu / Hyo
  • Nguyễn Anh Kiệt / Yuki
  • Nguyễn Phan Đình Khôi / Spot
  • Nguyễn Văn Hậu / Artifact
  • Vũ Quốc Hưng / K1ller
  • Nguyễn Trọng Trí / 2T

GAM Esports:

  • Đỗ Đình Sang / Blazes
  • Lê Viết Huy / Pyshiro

Team Flash:

  • Lê Minh Dũng / Dzung
  • Đinh Bùi Quốc Cường / Marcus
  • Lê Ngọc Toàn / Draktharr
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Khánh / Jane
  • Lương Thành Tài / Puddin

Team Secret:

  • Hoàng Công Nghĩa / Eddie
  • Quách Khánh Hoàng / Qiang

Vikings Esports:

  • Lương Hải Long / Gury
  • Nguyễn Vũ Khang Nguyên / Bunn
  • Võ Văn Phi / Kairi
  • Ngô Đức Khánh / Kratos

Cerberus Esports:

  • Nguyễn Đăng Khoa / Pun
  • Trần Bảo Quang / Ikigai
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Phú / Richard I
  • Nguyễn Huy Hùng / Slowz

MGN Blue Esports:

  • Nguyễn Minh Hào / Sorn
  • Bùi Văn Minh Hải / Froggy
  • Võ Hoàng Lê Khang / Ryuk
  • Đào Văn Tuấn / Rigel
  • Tiêu Quốc Lương / Zodiac

Team Whales:

  • Trần Văn Chính / BeanJ
  • Lê Ngọc Vinh / Gloryy

Notable Players on the List

The suspended players include BeanJ, who appeared in Worlds 2023 for Team Whales and played for Saigon Buffalo in Worlds 2022 and MSI 2022. Gloryy represented Vietnam at the Asian Games and played for Team Whales in Worlds 2023.

Investigation Ongoing

VCS officials will continue the investigation and provide updates as the situation progresses.

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