In perhaps the online gaming world’s equivalent of NBA star LeBron James twisting his ankle in the second quarter of the Finals, popular character ‘Gragas’ has been removed from the World Championships of League of Legends following a recent match. After a ‘game altering bug’ was found in connection with the character’s ‘Q’ ability (that allows the huge bearded man to throw barrels), it was quickly decided to pull ‘Gragas’ out of the match. The multiplayer fantasy game has reached massive levels of success around the world, and using options like paysafecard players can quickly download the game, sign up and then choose a character to battle with against other gamers online.
The incident was first thought to be a simple glitch, yet the tournament issued a statement after the game: “Having looked into this further and isolated the cause, we now know the bug is more likely to recur than we initially thought. We don’t want to endanger the integrity of the upcoming games or risk additional remakes, so we are disabling Gragas for the remainder of the tournament [even though] we know that Gragas has been a high priority pick so far in Worlds and we want to make sure all four teams have the chance to adjust as necessary.”