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Riot Bans Amihan Esports for Faking Documents

Vberni Regalado

Looks like the allegations over Amihan Esports are true.

Riot on Saturday (July 17) shocked the Wild Rift community after releasing its official competitive ruling. It said that Amihan Esports forged documents to play AMI Karlll, a minor, during the SEA Icon Series PH Summer Season & Summer Super Cup.

Riot said that Amihan Esports violated Rule 2.3 of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines Competition Policy. It states the age eligibility of players.

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“Following investigations that were reopened in light of new evidence against Amihan Esports and the eligibility of their team member, AMI Karlll (Karl Ken Bautista), Riot Games Southeast Asia Esports has ruled that AMI Karlll has violated Rule 2.3 (Age) of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines Competition Policy for presenting illegally forged documents that misrepresented his actual age, thereby qualifying for the competition’s minimum age requirement of 17 years,” the ruling said.

Due to this, Amihan Esports will be banned all Riot Games esports for 12 months, effective immediately.

Meanwhile, the following also received bans due to this incident:

  • Karl Ken Bautista aka AMI Karlll – 9-month ban from all Riot Games esports. The ban is considered to have begun as of the date of his last match (June 26th 2021)
  • Christian Villegas, Former Team Manager – 12-month ban from all Riot Games esports
  • Francis Mariano, Team Owner – indefinite ban from all Riot Games esports. Francis will be eligible to apply for reinstatement after 2 years from the date of this announcement

In addition, Riot also forfeited Amihan’s prize winnings for both SEA Icon Series Philippines Summer Season and the SEA Icon Series Summer Super Cup. Their forfeited prize will be donated to charity.

Meanwhile, Amihan Esports was also pulled out of their slot for the SEA Icon Series Fall Season.

On June 3, 2021, Hyprgame reported that the all-Filipino Wild Rift squad is facing multiple cheating allegations including joining a prohibited tournament, map hacking, and using a minor.

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