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For those of you who don't know what happened at mlg

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ReL3vEx

Senior Member

08-27-2012

The two teams planned to split the prize money.

Competitive gaming is growing apace, with professional tournaments in console shooters like Halo Reach and PC strategy games like StarCraft II proliferating across the world, but it seems that pro gaming is just as vulnerable to cheating as physical sports are. Major League Gaming discovered the final two League of Legends teams left in the Summer Championship tournament this weekend in Raleigh, NC were "colluding" to split the final prize money - that is, one team would let the other win and after the event split the cash 50-50. Instead, the two teams - Curse NA and Team Dignitas - will not win any prizes, will not earn Circuit points from LoL Riot Games, and be known forever as jerks.

MLG released a statement last night outlining the decision:

MLG regrets to announce that we will not be awarding 1st or 2nd Place finishes for the Summer Championship League of Legends Event. We have determined that there was collusion between the two final teams, Curse NA and Team Dignitas. This is in clear violation of both the letter and spirit of MLG's Official Pro Circuit Conduct Rules: 'competitors may not intentionally Forfeit a Game or conspire to manipulate Rankings or Brackets.'

As such, both teams have been disqualified, and no placements or prize money will be awarded.

As I said, physical sports have their fair share of players abusing the sense of fair play for personal gain. From the Black Sox of 1918 throwing the World Series to make gamblers money, to the recent doping mess in cycling and the London Olympics badminton teams colluding to lose matches, it's clear there will always be cheaters and the chance at foul play. The only thing to do is to act as MLG has: acknowledge the wrongdoing, serve a severe but fair punishment, and move on.

Now that MLG is starting to have its own cheating scandals, does that legitimize competitive videogaming?




so, what is the punishemet? in physical sports you get kicked off any team and can't play professional sports anymore. i think this should happen to the both of them. its only fair, and its only right.


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LMQ Tc weejee

Senior Member

08-27-2012

cool story. tell it again


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RAPTOR JESUS

Recruiter

08-27-2012

Quote:
ReL3vEx:
The two teams planned to split the prize money.


Curse says you are lying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujijaucr4Yw

Curse says they agreed with Dig to do an ARAM and any accusations beyond that are FALSE...


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ReL3vEx

Senior Member

08-27-2012

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RAPTOR JESUS:
Curse says you are lying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujijaucr4Yw

Curse says they agreed with Dig to do an ARAM and any accusations beyond that are FALSE...



they have the proof, they wouldn't have taken the prize money away if they didn't. i think they should be kicked from the pro league


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RAPTOR JESUS

Recruiter

08-27-2012

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ReL3vEx:
they have the proof, they wouldn't have taken the prize money away if they didn't. i think they should be kicked from the pro league


Ok troll. I have proof you're a troll. Kick yourself from behind your keyboard.


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Milton Swagley

Member

08-27-2012

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RAPTOR JESUS:
Curse says you are lying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujijaucr4Yw

Curse says they agreed with Dig to do an ARAM and any accusations beyond that are FALSE...

Except that there was a witness and when both teams were confronted they had admitted to colluding...


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ReL3vEx

Senior Member

08-27-2012

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RAPTOR JESUS:
Ok troll. I have proof you're a troll. Kick yourself from behind your keyboard.



there is no need for you to be that mad. its simple they cheated, mlg has proof they cheated, hence the punishment that both teams are receiving. how am i a troll? because i want justice. These teams have a fanbase of millions, yet they cheat, deny that they cheat. what is this telling us? what are they showing their fans. look at their body languages, you can tell that they aren't telling the true story.


they cheated and should be punished accordingly


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ReL3vEx

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08-27-2012

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Kony2020:
Except that there was a witness and when both teams were confronted they had admitted to colluding...


yes


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JonTheBon

Senior Member

08-27-2012

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Kony2020:
Except that there was a witness and when both teams were confronted they had admitted to colluding...


...according to MLG.

Also according to MLG, only the teams knew about the prize splitting. Oh, and there were witnesses. Oh, and the entire event knew about it. -all at the same time-


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Giotto

Senior Member

08-27-2012

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Kony2020:
Except that there was a witness and when both teams were confronted they had admitted to colluding...


Watch the official statement from Crs first -.- I really don't trust MLG atm because they did not provide any proof other than saying they did. Even a video or sound bit of someone claiming to see it would do -.- AND Dignitas is still investigating the details.