Summoners, tired of toxic players in your games? Want to do something about it? Then odds are that you already know about – and actively participate in – the Tribunal. For anyone not yet introduced to the concept, the Tribunal is League of Legends’ way of dealing with players. Rather than individually review each report of misconduct that a player has received, Riot decided to create a system where the community reviews itself.
The Tribunal allows players (at least level 20, of a possible 30) to review cases that are brought to the Tribunal’s attention; any person who gets at least one report can be brought before the Tribunal for judging but most players receive at least three, usually in at least two games, before being presented.
Players brought before the Tribunal can either be Pardoned or Punished, depending on how the vote goes. Punishments can result in anything from a simple warning, to a ban for a length of time, to a permanent ban. Pardoned players will not even be made aware they were ever a target.
Originally the Tribunal offered a reward for players that took time out of their day to help weed out the troublemakers of the community – for each case that you reviewed for which your vote was the same as the final result, you received 5 IP. However Riot quickly found that this was not a terrifically accurate system. Players who came only for the IP were actually far less accurate in their judgments than players who came solely to help weed out toxic players.
So Riot has been seeking ways to improve the system. They attempted several things but took them down quite quickly – they were unsatisfied with them as they were. However, one feature is now returning – the Justice Review.
The Justice Review is like a personal scoreboard for a player. It contains all the relevant information for a Tribunal judge. It shows you the total number of cases that you have judged, the number that you have judged correctly, your longest streak, your accuracy in percentage, and even a counter that shows how many days of toxic play you have prevented. In other words, the number of days that you have banned players found to be punishable.
Not only that, but much like the Elo system for ranked play, the Tribunal also gives you a personal Justice Rating, and your overall position in Justice Ranking.
All these changes are meant to provide incentive to people who participate in the Tribunal, while not actually providing incentive for people to join it just for the rewards, so that people are joining for the right reasons.
If you want to participate in the Tribunal, go to leagueoflegends.com/tribunal (Note: You’ll have to insert your own regional prefix. For example, for those on the North American server, the URL is http://na.leagueoflegends.com/tribunal/)