Last week’s inaugural Legends of Runeterra Twitch Rivals tournament had its fair share of drama, as a 50-minute time limit rule left a sour taste in the mouths of Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero and Sean “swimstrim” Huguenard.
Swim released a statement on Reddit after the tournament explaining his side of the story, and in a recent Youtube video, he offered more thoughts, while explaining his frustrations with how the controversial time limit rule was enforced.
The crux of swim’s feelings on the issue seems to be that he wants more consistent enforcement on the rule, not necessarily that the rule itself exists. In fact, swim said that “there kind of needs to be some amount of time rules.”
“They need to be very apparent to everyone how they are, which they weren’t from the outset, and they should be longer than 50 minutes,” the Runeterra streamer said.
Later, swim went into more detail on how things played out and again lamented the lack of consistency with the rule.
“In the past, the admins stretched it out. For example, my game against Kripp, they were saying like ‘It’s gone to a tie, wrap it up, wrap it up,’ and they said that a few times, and we were over time, and it should have been a tie, but they didn’t generate the next round yet. So I was saying, ‘yo it’s 2-1, Kripp won’ which was kinda weird, they went extra overtime for that set and I think that happened in other people’s games as well. I think it happened to Mogwai as well at one point, cause a lot of games were technically going mildly overtime, and they gave round extensions in almost every case, but in this case they just generated the next round.”
In the end, swim said that the whole ordeal “was one of the worst days of my life,” which makes sense considering the abuse and cheating allegations he experienced that day. Despite all the drama though, there’s no love lost between him and Mogwai.
“Me and Mogwai don’t hate each other,” swim noted.
That’s good to hear, considering the fact that the two have known each other for a long time and even appear on the same podcast together. Whatever Legends of Runeterra tournaments look like in the future, it was interesting to hear swim’s take on how he would changes things.
Max is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, Washington. Armed with a BS in Game Design, he is mainly focused on covering Call of Duty, Legends of Runeterra, and streamer culture for Level Push.