Candidate Ryu admitted and apologized about the Boosting on March 16, 2020. Boosting is the act of handing over a player’s game account to another person to raise their rating. It was no big deal at first, but after a game became famous, many people began to care about their ratings. People who have no ability to raise their own game tiers started asking high-rated players to do so by paying some money. Soon, the boosting business became an organized and profitable service.
Congressman Lee Dong Sup, who established the Boosting Punishment Law, criticized candidate Ryu and the Jungeui party(정의당) vigorously for it, and asked her to resign candidate. However, she had no intention of resigning, and the Jungeui Party had reappointed her as their number one proportional representation of the party. The upcoming election is April 15, 2020.
In 2014, as president of “Klass Ehwa,” which was a game club at the Ehwa-Woman’s University, she participated in the League of Legends, but the records showed she made her ex-boyfriend raise her tier ranking in order to participate in the competition.
Previously, there was no law that could legally punish boosting in games. But in June 2019, the Boosting punishment law was established by congressman Lee Dong Sup. This made candidate Ryu’s boosting incident legally punishable.