ESWC Disqualifies Evil Geniuses

posted by TobiWanKenobi, 2 years ago
The ESWC North American qualifiers run by the third party organisation ESSagency have decided to disqualify one of the largest American gaming houses Evil Geniuses due to the use of their captain dk Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Andersen which breached the region lock on players.


ESS notified us Evil Geniuses by email with the following statment:

Due to your teams decision to use an ineligible player (Maelk) in your match last evening and despite multiple warnings specifically stating that it is impermissible to use a European player in this qualifier, we have been forced to disqualify your team from the tournament and overturn the result. Happy Cloud will be awarded a 2-0 victory and your team will be eliminated from the tournament effective immediately.




During the qualifier yesterday us Quantic Gaming were forced to modify their roster having their Swedish player se Sebastian 'Matrim' Sundström sit on the sidelines to comply with the ESWC rule stated below:

To enter and be eligible to participate in the Tournament, you must meet the following requirements. The Tournament is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada who have reached the age of majority in their country and state or province of residence.


joinDOTA contacted Evil Geniuses for a statment regrading the decision with their General Manager us Cody 'evoli' Conners providing the following:

We are frustrated that we've been disqualified from the North American ESWC qualifier while other teams with international lineups will be able to compete in the Grand Finals. I think that we have one of the strongest rosters in the world, and we are really disappointed that we can't compete in such an important and prestigous event.


The decision looks to be set in stone but if there are any more updates we will keep you up to date right here at joinDOTA. You can also find the revised tournament grid below:

Expand the tournament grid here.


Sources: ESWC Contest Rules

 
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#1
Excommunicated wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:46 CEST:
To be fair you'd expect teams to be familiar with tournament rules before entering. That said, though, this ruling makes me feel as though I should be familiar with tournament rules before viewing.
#2
allthewayfrmnp wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:46 CEST:
:o
#3
limzero wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:48 CEST:
what can i say? like american players and european players play different kind of dota... mael has been one of the best cpts in dota during the whole history of the game... DISRESPECT to ESWC
#4
Vishwanath wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:49 CEST:
Excommunicated wrote:
To be fair youd expect teams to be familiar with tournament rules before entering. That said, though, this ruling makes me feel as though I should be familiar with tournament rules before viewing.


They should change such a retarded rule..
#5
LBz' wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:51 CEST:
wasn't it like a few years ago they would let teams play if they had 3/5 of their roster from the same region, since i remember nirvana.int sending demon, fear, korok, azen, and santa, and they were fine. Why did they change that?
#6
trech wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:52 CEST:
lol eswc, thought u were better than wcg
#7
UnD1Me wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:53 CEST:
suppose clan/team rules like this;
having 3 rosters from NA and/or 2 from international.
represent for NA qualifier under US/canada/NA flag (team)
#8
SuperSpartacus wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:53 CEST:
if EG feels comfortable using Maelk to play on US servers despite ping, then fuck non-international tourneys
#9
RedFive wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:56 CEST:
on the one hand it is right... If the rules state that everyone has to be either from us or canada than the dq is unquestionable... but honestly I think a rule stating that "at least 50% of the team (aka 3 players) or 80% (aka 4 players) have to be from the us or canada" would have been totally fine (similar to the ruleset of the german qualifier to WCG held in cologne in a week)
ofc it's not preferable for EG to be dq'd, but rules are rules and they aren't made for the fun of it...

edited by RedFive at 10.08.2012, 05:00 CEST
#10
Excommunicated wrote at 10.08.2012, 04:58 CEST:
Vishwanath wrote:
Excommunicated wrote:
To be fair youd expect teams to be familiar with tournament rules before entering. That said, though, this ruling makes me feel as though I should be familiar with tournament rules before viewing.
They should change such a retarded rule..


Not necessarily.. ESWC have the right to run their tournament in whatever way they see fit. Who knows? The ruling could even have something to do with difficulties or similar in the way prize money needs to be handled when you're dealing with international winners. That said, I disagree with the rule itself - I'd prefer DotA to be seen as an international esport.
s such, competitions that restrict individual players from participating are ones that I'd probably avoid actively supporting. To be clear, I don't so much have a problem with region-specific tournaments.. but ruling that a team is disqualified based on the nationality or location of a single member? I can't agree with that. Why open the tournament to such teams at all, if you want something region specific?

#11
Blarrg wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:02 CEST:
4/5 players being USA should be enough for an american qualifier, restricting like this is just dumb. They are the ones playing with higher pings anyway... lmao

EDIT: not to mention the grand final of the tournament has teams that have international players... what a joke. Disqualify for having international team in a qualifier but invite international teams LMAOOOOO ok

edited by Blarrg at 10.08.2012, 05:07 CEST
#12
DragonsRockz wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:08 CEST:
"Happy Cloud will be awarded a 2-0 victory" sounds so cute haha. On a side note, these strict enforcements ensure the professionalism of the tournament, though it is sad that EG had to be disqualified.
#13
Arcep wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:08 CEST:
Honestly, this is just retarded... You have teammates with which you have good synergy etc and then some crappy tournament expects you to CHANGE your team because the rules state so? Why change a team for your lowly tournament? Makes sense man, makes sense!
#14
wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:15 CEST:
inb4 people say Maelk did this on purpose to avoid the ESWC lan event.
#15
DkN- wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:16 CEST:
Correct decision is correct.
#16
Wilco wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:17 CEST:
Nice to see tournament admins not getting bullied by star power. EG knew very well of the rules and went through with it anyway. Quantic was forced to play without their full roster because of this as well.
#17
GoDz wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:26 CEST:
correct decision.

retarded rule
#18
rdm123 wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:26 CEST:
silly rule
#19
bbkdta wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:28 CEST:
must be on purpose by Maelk to avoid the ESWC lan event
#20
mamachola wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:28 CEST:
Seriously Why not regame?
#21
strongbah wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:33 CEST:
#17 +1
#22
JustyDota wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:51 CEST:
Fucking awful rules. ESWC needs to realise that Dota 2 is so much more than just NA/EU/China. Hopefully we never see another rule like this in a Dota 2 tournament.
#23
Crytash wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:53 CEST:
Correct decission, because i am sure, that EG was told (multible times i would guess as well).
However, i have to agree with Godz, that the rule itself is subpar.
#24
theCloud wrote at 10.08.2012, 05:56 CEST:
While I agree that they should remove all the people not currently abiding by the rules, especially since they were warned, this rule in particular should be changed. The only thing that serves to be gained by making it US only is ease of scheduling, and as long as players in other regions accept that they will be up early/late to play at US-based times then that's their choice.

All this does is limit the matchups we as an audience get to enjoy as well as reduce the potential competition.
#25
eaterGER wrote at 10.08.2012, 06:01 CEST:
lilopuppy wrote:
inb4 people say Maelk did this on purpose to avoid the ESWC lan event.


smart use of "inb4" here

silly eswc, tourneys should be lucky to get teams like EG
 
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