Riot threatens to fine Team SoloMid unless they take down a video on their personal YouTube channel promoting the game Raw Data, that uses the VR headset HTC Vive. Riot provides a financial stipend for teams in their league but that money comes at a price as they are using that as leverage to get TSM to remove the videos as the video advertises a competing game. HTC says they weren’t advertising the game rather just the headset HTC Vive, as HTC foot the bill for the ad not the developer of Raw Data. HTC requests that Riot write out clear guidelines on what is prohibited to avoid further confusion.
After a week full of issues like this – Andy had this to say to his fellow LCS owners then ended with a message to Marc Merrill – Now you do what they told you, now you’re under control. F*** YOU I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!