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League of Legends: How To Check If You're Banned

We've all flamed a teammate once during our time on Summoner's Rift. If you think you might have overstepped the mark, here's how to check if you're banned in League of Legends.
League of Legends: How To Check If You're Banned

League of Legends can be the most fun game on the planet when you're 10-0 at fifteen minutes, absolutely steamrolling the enemy team as you 1v9 your way to the enemy nexus. However, just as often, it can be an incredibly infuriating game, especially when a loss is completely out of your control. 

Players get banned in League of Legends for a ton of reasons. This can be due to cheating, account sharing, disconnecting too many times, and more. Additionally, flaming teammates is another quick way to get your account banned. 

We're all guilty of firing off a rapid insult or two at a feeding duo bot lane or typing "GGEZ" in all-chat at the end of a fifty-minute match. However, if you're worried things might have gone too far this time, here's how to see if your account has been banned in League of Legends. 

League of Legends Has Different Types Of Bans

There are several different types of bans in League of Legends, each based on the severity of the offense.

  1. Permanent Bans (Permabans): These are usually given to players who continuously break the rules and have been banned in the past several times. 
  2. Temporary Suspensions: Usually given after a second or third offense. These usually last for a maximum of 2 weeks. This also would include in-game chat restrictions.
  3. Leaverbuster: These will occur after dodging a match, going AFK, or disconnecting. 
  4. ID Bans: These are bans on a person and less so on an account. For example, Tyler "Tyler1" Steinkamp was ID banned, so every account he played (that could be confirmed to be him - so on his stream) was targeted and permabanned. 
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Think twice before flaming your 0-22 bot lane (Picture: Riot Games)

Am I Banned In League Of Legends

You will know whether or not you are banned almost instantly after the ban has been issued. A small message will likely appear explaining your actions that led to the suspension. For example, for flaming a teammate, a message might appear saying:

"Your account has been suspended until DD/MM/YYYY TIME because of abusive, player-reported comms. Your honor level has dropped, and you lost access to free rewards."

The client will then likely pull up a list of your message in chat and the pregame lobby so you can see why you have been issued this ban. 

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Taking a break before tilt sets in will help avoid bans (Picture: Riot Games)

How To Not Get Banned In League Of Legends

Riot Games themselves have cracked down on toxicity and even offer several tips on how to avoid being banned in the future. These include:

  • Turning off all chat.
  • Muting teammates.
  • Removing the chat window.
  • Rage verbally.
  • Take a break from ranked. 

Don't forget to check out our section dedicated to League of Legends news, guides, updates, esports coverage, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.