May 23, 2013
Priorities change for everyone at some point and the time has come for several staff members to move on. We would like to thank them all for the time and effort they put into this league and wish they succeed in their future projects, be it in real life or in another game.
Our Anti-Cheat trial admins have proven to be hard working and devoted to catching cheaters, and we are happy to welcome them as full members of our Anti-Cheat staff.
Crack Clan vs Vinland Incident
During their Week 3 Premiership match, The frenchy survived had requested to play with higher FOV enabled via a server plugin and Team Infused refused, as permitted by our rules. Unhappy with their decision, Darn from The frenchy survived insulted the other team in Finnish, but started the match regardless. However, it was clear from the get-go that Darn wasn’t up to playing and after 4 rounds he simply quit the the game, abruptly terminating a match that was being casted by both VanillaTV and TeamFortressTV, with more than 400 people watching.
Darn‘s behavior was highly disrespectful towards his opponents, the casters, the spectators and his own team. For insulting the other team with comments of a racially abusive nature and disrupting a live casted Premiership match, he receives a one-match ban, and The frenchy survived will be warned for flaming.
A Rule Change
Originally we had allowed teams to raise the FOV cap upon mutual agreement, but it is now clear how this exception can cause unnecessary confusion and conflict. As such, using server plugins to achieve a higher FOV is no longer allowed, regardless of whether both teams agree on its use.
Usage of server plugins to raise the FOV cap is now covered by General Rule 5.4 Unusual server settings may be considered cheating, and may result in the match result being refused and the teams involved receiving penalties.