Mason calls League of Legends “Terrible” and Accepts His Punishment


Permabanned from Dota 2, Mason Tries League of Legends, Calls It “Terrible”

Dorjee Palzang
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mason recently made headlines after getting perma banned by Valve for buying behavior score boost for his Dota 2 account.
After appealing to Valve, mason said he won't play Dota for a while and feels like he deserves this punishment.
He tried playing League of Legends and called it "terrible" before moving onto other games.

Mason "mason" Venne, a prominent Dota 2 streamer, who recently made headlines for being banned after receiving a “Highly Toxic Lump of Coal” item from the Frostivus gift bag took to his Twitch stream to say that he won’t be playing Dota 2 for a while. He initially noted that he shall try other games like League of Legends. On stream, he was seen playing a wide variety of games including League of Legends, World of Warcraft: Classic, and Elden Ring.

Mason’s Ban Appeal and Venture into New Game Titles including League of Legends

Dota 2 players who received the “Highly Toxic Lump of Coal” were permanently banned immediately from the game for violation of Terms of Service while those who received “Toxic Lump of Coal” were given a warning about their connections with banned accounts or suspicious activities.

mason received a perma ban due to a violation of Steam Terms and Service (ToS) and took to Reddit to write a long and heartfelt message as his ban appeal on 15th December. Steam reached out to mason today on 16th December.

It confirmed, “The account’s restriction will not be removed as our review action confirms the ban action is accurate.” However, the message also said mason was free to create new accounts and play Dota again.

Steam's reply to mason's ban appeal

However, on 15th December, mason, who usually streamed only Dota 2 content went live on Twitch, was seen playing League of Legends instead. The stream was titled “DOTA PRO GOES PRO IN LEAGUE?!?!

However, he quit the game promptly after dying to bots. He even called the game “terrible” and refused to play it. He said, "This game is dogsh**, I am quitting this game. This game is so terrible, I refuse to play it."

He then immediately switched to World of Warcraft.

While playing World of Warcraft, mason shared an emotional message to his fans. He stated that he would not play Dota 2 for a month and that he accepted the punishment as he broke the ToS. He felt that he deserved to be punished and not perma banned.

He said, “Even if I was allowed to play on an alt account I would not do it, for at least... I mean I think fairly a month, I would not play Dota for a month.

He further added, “I think a week is maybe fair but I think a month is very fair. One month of not playing Dota seems like a reasonable ban for breaking Terms of Service,” thus doubling down on his decision not to play Dota for a month.

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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