Originally Posted by liquidcocaine
Riot was not in charge of that tournament MLG was, riot just supported their decision to dq both teams.
That being said, MLG is very strict on going by the book, and thats a good thing, i hope that riot follows in their footsteps and takes proper action against a obvious cheat.
would set a good example that you cant get away with cheating in Esports no matter where you play.
IMO kick frost out bring tsm in. Is frost better? absolutly! did they need to cheat to win? NO! so the better team wouldnt be going to the semifinals but i dont condone cheating at all, and its a shame they had to do that.
What you want, is for your team to go through. MLG wouldn't have created a venue where the type of cheating that happened, happened.
MLG, Match fixing was what the two teams got DQ'd for. Therefore, not the same. Thats a preorganised, preorchestrated and willingly/knowingly aware of what they did was wrong. If they didn't, then they're stupid. After the tournament they can merge, or, they can compete to their hearst content. Imagine players BETTING on the outcome of matches (pinnacle sports will take eSports bets). Match fixing makes all these bets void. Thats why match fixing is banned, along with the fact that it's unsportsman like and unproffessional.
Azubu's 'cheating' could have been accidental. In football, if you didn't get flagged for holding on an reciever over the touch line - and your coach didn't have the challenges left to challenge - do you dq the team after the match to say there was an obvious game changing cheat? No, you don't.
In soccer, does a team get dq'd if they find out someone accidentally/deliberately hand balled a ball off target from within the 'box' that would have changed the outcome of the match? NO YOU DO NOT. What you need to determine, was whether or not it was intentional - which cannot be determined, it would be deemed 'benefit of the doubt' because you cannot say for certainty. He looked to me like he was looking up to see what was going on, and then realised it was the map. Azubu were having problems with the headset and communications WHICH was why the pause occurred. TSM admitted to having technical issues aswell, but ignored it to avoid the pause. The referee ignored the concerns of TSM. That means that in all, Azubu should be treated like an accidental holding, or an accidental handball.