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ESL give final ruling on FaZe Clan match fixing allegations in Rainbow 6 Pro League

Published: 13/Jun/2019 1:37 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 1:38

by Albert Petrosyan

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ESL have issued their final ruling on the allegations of match fixing between FaZe Clan and Black Dragons in the Rainbow Six Pro League. 

The world of esports was shocked several weeks ago when prominent esports organization FaZe Clan were accused of fixing a match with Black Dragons in LATAM Pro League Season 9.

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At the time, Black Dragons analyst Thiago ‘Thyy’ Nycézio reportedly claimed that their player Juninho ‘GdNN1’ Nunes had struck an agreement with FaZe’s Ronaldo ‘ion’ Osawa, a former Black Dragons player, to fix their match on April 10.

However, in their June 12 competitive ruling, ESL announced that they had found Black Dragons guilty of unsportsmanlike behavior and providing misleading information.

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As a result of the ruling, Black Dragons have received two major penalty points in total, one for not being able to show up on schedule, and the other for deliberately causing internet issues that led to them intentionally forfeiting. 

Rainbox Sixe Esports BrasilThe fateful match between FaZe Clan and Black Dragons ended up leading to a drawn-out conspiracy on match fixing.

The two point penalty is massive for Black Dragons, as it  results in the team losing 20% of all of the prize money they earned during Season 9. 

As for FaZe Clan, ESL said that there there had been no “concrete evidence” found to confirm that FaZe or their members had been involved with the apparent match fixing.

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While the ruling did not definitely clear FaZe of the accusations, it did at least help clear the bad air that had been surrounding the organizations since the initial allegations were made.

This will be a big relief for the org, considering that they are still embroiled in a controversial lawsuit with their star Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney. 

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What happened in the match on April 10?

The allegations of match fixing were based on what had occurred during a match between Black Dragons and FaZe Clan on April 10.

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Constant internet issues and power outages made it impossible for Black Dragons to finish the match, giving their opponents the 7-0 win by default.

According to claims made by Nycézio, FaZe would return the favor and forfeit over the match when the two were scheduled to meet again on June 30. 

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Two audio recordings were released in support of these accusations, with more evidence supposedly having been sent directly to Ubisoft, but all of that has now been determined to be inconclusive and even “misleading” by ESL. 

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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