Iranian League of Legends Tournament Banning Female Characters


Looks like the skin-to-fabric ratio is a ‘No-Go’ for many in-game female characters at an Iranian League of Legends Tournament.

Here are the champions that will be banned with a few more still under consideration: Ahri, Akali, Ashe, Caitlyn, Cassiopia, Diana, Elise, Evelyn, Fiora, Irelia, Janna, Karma, Katarina, Kayle, Leblanc, Leona, Lissandra, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nami, Nidalee, Oriana, Quinn, Riven, Sejuani, Shyvana, Sivir, Sona, Soraka, Syndra, Tristana, Vayne, Vi, and Zyra.

Here is the statement made on WCG Iran’s Facebook:

Dear foreigner friends, I see lots of you are complaining about the situation that we have with LoL and its really appreciated to the gaming community that you all care. I call it the power of e-sports people.
I have to clarify the things:

Firstly, we’re a private organization who are in charge of holding e-sport events including WCG2013 in Iran. As you know in every country you have to obey the laws and if we want to have LoL in our event we have to obey the Iranian minister of culture laws. The laws didn’t designated by us and its on government side, so don’t regret us.

And we are working hard to handle this event for more than 3 months now, its not fair to judge us without knowing the situation that we have with Iranian government, although we had much effort and negotiations to remove the restrictions it didn’t happen yet, but we are still on it.

We need all Iranian gamers and also our international e-sports fans to support us on this mission: “to remove the restrictions that made by the government to this game and also many more titles.”
If you guys can’t support us and the Iranian gaming community, at least don’t spam our channels and let us do it solo.

Thanks for understanding.
Reza – Iran SP

I would like to make it very clear that I am not a person who judges a country on what their laws, restrictions or beliefs are. Nor do I say that this is right or wrong. I am just glad that I live in the U.S. of A. 🙂

Source: Kotaku

by Michael Hoang, on August 28, 2013