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Heroes of the Storm players that repeatedly ruin the game experience by non-participating had their accounts suspended.

Heroes of the Storm players that repeatedly refuse to participate, intentionally die or go AFK regularly during matches are receiving bans according to the latest post by Spyrian. The game data of the offenders clearly indicates consistent lack of contribution in most games. Non-participation and ruining the game for your team mates is simply something that won't be tolerated.

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We’ve just issued a new round of account suspensions and bans for players who regularly go AFK, refuse to participate, or intentionally and repeatedly die during their Heroes of the Storm matches. 

Some of you may remember the announcement we made earlier this year to let you know that we had begun suspending players for these negative in-game behaviors. Since then, we’ve continued take careful action against the most extreme offenders every two weeks, and over time, have made improvements to our processes in order to catch more offending accounts with each round of suspensions and bans we issue. 
Today’s action was targeted at those whose in-game performance data clearly indicates a consistent lack of contribution to the majority of their matches. In order further confirm which accounts should be suspended or banned, we also review the data behind every one of these accounts by hand, as well as examine the volume and types of in-game reports these players have received. Through this three-point verification process, we are able to take regular and confident action against players who are intentionally harming the in-game experience for others.

We will continue to refine and improve our processes going forward, and anticipate that the number of accounts suspended, or in cases of repeat offenders, banned, will further increase with future waves.

Going AFK, refusing to participate, and intentionally dying are behaviors that ruin the experience for everyone else in a match and undermine the spirit of competition that’s essential to Heroes of the Storm. Taking part in such actions will not be tolerated. We encourage you to use the relevant reporting options when you spot players doing these things in your games.

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im so happy about this, i hated doing the brawls to just have a player or two afk, to get their 3 quick matches done to get their gold, ruining it for all of us...

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It's so good to hear this. The one thing I hate the most is someone intentionally ruining a game for me. I'll Take an inexperienced player or a bad draft over this type of behavior any day.  Good on you Blizz for stepping up here.

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On 11/24/2016 at 5:37 PM, ghostdeini said:

It's so good to hear this. The one thing I hate the most is someone intentionally ruining a game for me. I'll Take an inexperienced player or a bad draft over this type of behavior any day.  Good on you Blizz for stepping up here.

Agreed. Especially when it is for some ridiculous reason like: "I didn't get the hero I want". People need to learn that they won't always get their preferred hero and they need to learn to play more than one.

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