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Dec 31, 2013

Phant0mLord Targeted by DERP, DDoS Attack on LoL Servers


Why Was League of Legends NA Down all of 12/30? 

Some of you might be wondering why the League of Legends servers were down for the entire day. Apparently, a group called DERP has been causing trouble wherever Phantoml0rd played, including across the League of Legends, Dota 2, and Club Penguin servers.

Since I don't know the situation that well, check out this reddit post by iMario999 explaining the full details of the situation below:

For those who don't know about the current situation:

  • A group called DERP is apparently DDoSing League of Legends NA/EU/OCE servers. They also took down Dota 2, Club Penguin,, (Most of them or all of them are currently up and running). They are taking down whatever game Phantoml0rd is playing (or perhaps, trying to play). Most recent event isPhantoml0rd playing on OCE with stream fans and they took it down.
  • Phantoml0rd is going to talk with them on skype vent soon. EDIT: Conversation done. You can find it in my post under the "Stream events".

PhantomL0rd's Stream Events:

  • [5:15PM] Phantoml0rd is currently in contact with the DERP group. You can see the conversation on the stream.
  • [5:22PM] Conversation disconnected. Here's a screenshot:

  • [5:23PM] Conversation back up on Phantoml0rd stream
  • [5:25PM] Conversation disconnected again. A screenshot of the second part

  • [5:35PM] Phantoml0rd starting playing Dota 2. If he loses they win take down Dota 2 again. If he wins they won't. Screenshot
SSJSuntastic: I'm not sure why PhantomL0rd looks so pleased here...
  • [6:02PM] Dota 2 is offline again (some said it wasn't the whole server but only the game PL was in)
  • [6:22PM] Vent server back up again. PhantomL0rd is in direct contact with DERP again!
  • [6:35PM] Vent server went offline. Screenshot 1Screenshot 2 and Screenshot 3 of the conversation.
  • [6:50PM] PhantomL0rd is now playing League of Legends on Oceania server. Will it go offline again? We shall see.
  • [7:08PM] It seems like OCE is having trouble again. PhantomL0rd got disconnected from his game.
  • [7:15PM] PhatomL0rd AFK. A moderator of the stream said "The cops were called to his house for a hostage situation".
  • [7:25PM] Even the Twitch staff are concerned now. They are on PhantomL0rd stream chat and banning whoever post disclosed information such as DOX.
  • [7:28PM] PhantomL0rd confirmed the cops are at his home. Screenshot proof 1 and Second Screenshot
  • [7:35PM] Stream is OFFLINE. Apparently Twitch took it down. About more than 140,000 viewers have been spectating the stream.
  • [11:00PM] PhantomL0rd should start streaming again in about 30 minutes to 1 hour to explain the rest of the situation. Screenshot In the meanwhile League of Legends is back up so enjoy your time!
The times are in EST

PhantomL0rd also posted the following on his Facebook page:
woah that last post was written like shit... sorry xD.. Was shaken up I guess. Handcuffs hurt like a bitch.. I'm good guys. More updates soon, promise. Love all of you.
just had an automatic pointed at me, put in hand cuffs and sat in the back of a cop car as I watched as 6 policemen go through my whole house.. will keep you all updated.

Nerfplz's thoughts on the matter:

On his stream, PhantomL0rd declared that although the whole procedure definitely annoyed a whole lot of people and was highly illegal, it's probably for the better as League of Legends (and others) can address these security concerns. Personally I think that he might be right on this, imagine if this occurred during the finals, it'd be absolute chaos.

Meanwhile, I napped the better part of the day.

What did the rest of you do on your day off of the fields of justice? Thoughts on the situation? Comment below! (Also, League's back up!)

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  1. Poor guy even if he made lots of money i mean he is having fun and entertaining most of us!
    In the end this DERP group did that for what? they also the guys who called the cops?

  2. i never fault people like this, it was this group doing it, its not his fault because he kept deciding to play different games that they would shut down, its also not his fault people were being drawn to his channel from this stuff.

  3. no worries about that happening on events such as LCS: they use dedicated servers on location (intranet)

  4. I nearly killed myself of boredom .-.


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