Vasilii to be unbanned from competitive play in 2020 after domestic abuse investigation

Chinese professional League of Legends player Li “Vasilii” Wei Jun will be unbanned in 2020 and once again able to compete professionally. 

Vasilii was banned in late 2017 for a domestic violence incident that was caught on his stream. Riot investigated and banned Vasilii, while his team, Newbee, terminated his contract.

In 2017, Vasilii’s girlfriend called the police during a domestic dispute. She claimed that he damaged property and made threats toward her.

“We consider the fact that threats of domestic abuse were made—and that they were made toward a defenseless person and in a private residence—to be aggravating factors,” Riot said in its statement announcing the ban. “Whereas making these threats toward another professional player on stage might warrant a 10-month suspension, physical intimidation and threats of domestic abuse should be punished much more harshly.”

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