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EsportsAn All-Female Team Has Been Kicked from Russia’s League of Legends Competition | Kotaku UK
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An All-Female Team Has Been Kicked from Russia’s League of Legends Competition | Kotaku UK

By Alistair Jones on at
Vaevictus, the first all-female team to compete at League of Legends’ top level, has been kicked from their competition.In a translated statement yesterday (via TheLoadout ), Riot Games Russia confirmed that the team would no longer be allowed to compete in the League of Legends Continental League (LCL).
The statement said that while the team had performed well in previous years, the 2019 season “showed a huge difference” between Vaevictus’ results and those of the other teams in the League, which Riot said was “an unacceptable level of competitiveness in a closed league.”
Vaevictus didn’t win a single game in either the spring or summer seasons in 2019, but their terrible win-loss ratio isn’t the only reason for their removal from the league.The team died an average of 27 times per game in the Summer Split, 10 more than the next-highest figure, and their games were also the shortest, average just 22 minutes and 11 seconds.After a while, those kind of figures not only make for boring viewing, but also undermine the legitimacy of an esports ecosystem that Riot has worked hard to cultivate.Vaevictus have been replaced in the league by semi-pro org Team CrowCrowd.Tags: .