LoL Esports 2024: Pro players suspended from VCS 2024 Spring Split


All LoL Pros Suspended In Light of the VCS 2024 Spring Split Investigation

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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On 18th March, Riot Games and Vietnam Championship Series (VCS) announced the indefinite postponement of the remainder of the VCS 2024 Spring Split.
This was due to an ongoing internal investigation into some of the teams and players participating in the league.
A week later, the league temporarily suspended many players who are allegedly involved in the breach of competitive integrity.

On 18th March, Riot Games and Vietnam Championship Series (VCS) announced the indefinite postponement of the remainder of the VCS 2024 Spring Split due to an internal investigation into some of the teams participating in the league. The VCS said that the split would be postponed indefinitely due to a possible breach of competitive integrity and also cancelled the matches and results of Week 8.

The VCS investigated into all eight participating teams in the league including Cerberus, GAM Esports, MGN Blue Esports, Rainbow Warriors, Team Flash, Team Secret, Team Whales, and Vikings Esports. Following this, the league released a list of all pro players who are temporarily suspended in light of the investigations.

Pro Players Temporarily Suspended From Competing in the VCS

After indefinitely postponing the Spring Split, the VCS released a list of pro players who have been temporarily suspended after an official investigation concerning several teams in the league. On 28th March, VCS officials announced a list of 32 players and personnel suspended due to the VCS Spring 2024 investigations.

The league however clarified that this is not the definitive list of suspension as it stated all 32 individuals are under "temporarily suspend" for the investigations.

The temporarily suspended players are also banned from engaging in Riot Games esports which includes tournaments hosted by third parties. It was also made clear that the suspension will last until the investigation is complete, and the VCS will not resume until it is fully done.

The pros who are temporarily suspended from competing in VCS and other League of Legends esports are as follows:

Cerberus Esports

  • Nguyễn “Pun” Đăng Khoa

  • Trần “Ikigai” Bảo Quang

  • Nguyễn “Richard I” Hoàng Phú

  • Nguyễn “Slowz” Huy Hùng

GAM Esports

  • Đỗ “Blazes” Đình Sang

  • Lê “Pyshiro” Viết Huy

MGN Blue Esports

  • Võ “Ryuk” Hoàng Lê Khang

  • Nguyễn “Sorn” Minh Hào

  • Bùi “Froggy” Văn Minh Hải

  • Tiêu “Zodiac” Quốc Lương

  • Đào “Rigel” Văn Tuấn

Team Whales

  • Trần “BeanJ” Văn Chính

  • Lê “Gloryy” Ngọc Vinh

Team Secret

  • Hoàng “Eddie” Công Nghĩa

  • Quách “Qiang” Khánh Hoàng

Vikings Esports

  • Lương “Gury” Hải Long

  • Nguyễn “Bunn” Vũ Khang Nguyên

  • Võ “Kairi” Văn Phi

  • Ngô “Kratos” Đức Khánh

Rainbow Warriors

  • Nguyễn “Raze” Kỳ Vương

  • Nguyễn “HinieeeC” Hoàng Nghĩa

  • Nguyễn “Hyo” Trung Hiếu

  • Nguyễn “Yuki” Anh Kiệt

  • Nguyễn “Spot” Phan Đình Khôi

  • Nguyễn “Artifact” Văn Hậu

  • Vũ “K1ller” Quốc Hưng

  • Nguyễn “2T” Trọng Trí

Team Flash

  • Lê “Dzung” Minh Dũng

  • Đinh “Marcus” Bùi Quốc Cường

  • Lê “Draktharr” Ngọc Toàn

  • Nguyễn “Jane” Hoàng Khánh

  • Lương “Puddin” Thành Tài

This development has thrown the region in disarray and could potentially impact the participation of teams from VCS in the upcoming international League of Legends tournaments such as the Mid Season Invitational (MSI) 2024 in May, which is set to happen in China.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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