Members in Crimea complained lock League of Legends because of US sanctions




Members of the Crimea complained to block access to a network game League of Legends from the American company Riot Games. Posts about it appeared in the Russian branch of the official forum of the project. The inhabitants of the peninsula, allegedly can not connect to the popular online game. In January, in the Crimea stopped functioning App Store, Google Play, Steam, eBay and other services of American corporations.


The fact that US companies will not be able to provide their services in the Crimea became known on December 19 when President Barack Obama signed the relevant decree. The embargo also applies to the IT-sector: Internet services, software and more. The sanctions prohibit the export of goods to the Crimea, technologies and products from the United States.

“But that was thrown out of the game. Sanctions? Or I was banned? PS – I’m from the Crimea “, – says one of the players. “Apparently, the wave came up to you our favorite project. Have to wait for settlement of the conflict and stabilize the foreign policy situation, “- said another user.

One of the participants also posted the letter purporting to be from Riot Games, stating the reason for the current situation with access to the game.

“You are receiving this email because you went into the League of Legends of the city belonged to the Crimea. Through no fault of Riot Games legal reasons, access to the game of these locations will be temporarily suspended, “- the report indicates.

However, despite the alleged blocking, Internet users do not despair and looking for ways to circumvent the ban. “Russian spirit and is not tolerated, extortion!” – Writes the player.


League of Legends is a popular MOBA-project, developed and published by Riot Games for Mac and Windows. According to official statistics, a monthly audience of the game is 67 million people. Official confirmation of information about the suspension of access to the League of Legends to the Crimea yet.

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