Games like League of Legends (LoL) , Mortal Kombat and Counter-Strike are successful in esports and among casual gamers. Some titles, however, have different ratings and, most of the time, are not advised for children. Check out, some of the competitive games that are banned for children by the Ministry of Justice of some countries across the globe and see the argument for classification. The information is available on the official government portals of some countries.
Mortal Kombat, originally developed by Midway Games, came out in 1992 with a bold and violent proposal. The game’s blows and fatalities have flying heads and gore blood on the video game screens. Because of this, Mortal Kombat has become a franchise overtaken by polemics. On the other hand, the games have a loyal audience and are one of the most traditional in the competitive landscape.
The franchise games are rated indicative for age group under 18 in some countries, including the version of the game that will be released in 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 . Games are defined by the Ministry of Justice as content with “extreme violence”.
In the early 2000s, Counter-Strike gained the spotlight on FPS fans and invaded lan houses across the globe. The game brings armed clashes between terrorists and counter terrorists and their content is controversial. In 2008, for example, the game had its sales prohibited in countries like Argentina and Brazil because of the “cs_rio” mod . According to the Justice, the map incited the violence and the hatred between the police and the traffic. Sales involving the game were only allowed back in the country the following year.
Today, the franchise continues with a high number of active players and is one of the biggest names in the competitive landscape. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , the latest version of the franchise, is rated indicative for 16 years, according to the Justice Ministry. The Brazilian and Argentinian government defines the game as content with “violence”.
League of Legends
The MOBA League of Legends (LoL) is also not released for all ages. Although it does not bring fights like MK or shots like CS, the game simulates a pitched battle between its champions. As the game does not bring explicit violence, its indicative rating is not as hard as those of previous titles: LoL is not recommended for children under 12 years.
Call Of Duty
Another game franchise that is the subject of controversy is Call of Duty. The franchise places users in armed confrontations and is therefore only recommended for those over 18 years of age. The ranking was even maintained in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the last game of the franchise. Some regulations departments of the world define the game as “Extreme Violence” and “Licit Drug” content.
Call of Duty has been winning its place in electronic sports. Today, the game features the CWL Pro League and seeks to get closer to the main names of the FPS, such as CS: GO and Battle Royales.