‘League of Legends’ testing automated system to combat abusive behaviour

Global News

TORONTO – The company behind one of the world’s most popular online games, “League of Legends,” is taking a stand against abusive behaviour and language from its users.

Riot Games announced in a blog post it will be testing a “behaviour reform” system with its North American users aimed at delivering feedback and punishments to gamers who are verbally harassing other players.

“League of Legends” – an online multiplayer battle arena game – is incredibly popular and reported over 67 million monthly players in 2014. But, the game has had many problems with trolls and abusive players in the past.

Currently, players who experience verbal harassment from opponents are able to report the abuse at the end of a match.

The new system automatically analyzes in-game data, such as chat logs, to detect abusive behaviour and take the appropriate course of action.

“The system delivers reform cards (notifications that link evidence…

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