It’s worth remembering that a lot of rules are out there in professional sports organisations, and the Challenger series in League of Legends is no exception.

MCV reported earlier that Huma, a team in the European Challenger Series, has been suspended after failing to pay their players on time. This comes after previous warnings for failing to compensate according to the rules.

Here is the exact rule that was broken:

Each team must distribute the required Minimum Player Compensation (€2,250 per starting player per split during the 2016 Challenger Series season) to its starting players, in accordance with the terms of the applicable Team Agreement.

In addition to the suspension, Huma has been ordered to sell their slot in the challenger series, preventing them from participating further in any future contests in the LCS.

Firm punishment, but fair. After all, those players are the faces of the team and deserve any and all compensation that was contractually agreed on.

More details are over on Riot’s ruling here