Statement on WCS Europe and America Season 3

General Discussion
Two instances of player misconduct have come to our attention during the past month of StarCraft II competition that involve players participating in the World Championship Series. Both infractions represent a clear violation of the World Championship Series Player Handbook Code of Conduct and Battle.net Account conduct policies.

We take any misconduct that compromises the integrity of play in StarCraft II very seriously and hold the players of the World Championship Series to the highest standard.

‘Krr’ - WCS Europe

The WCS Europe Challenger player Krr was reported for playing under a second account in the StarCraft II league SC2 Improve Team League. Upon further investigation Blizzard has found Krr to be in violation of the collusion and match fixing section of the WCS Player Code of Conduct per his actions in the SC2 Improve Team League. In addition, we fully investigated Krr’s use of other players' StarCraft II accounts and found grounds for suspension.

Krr will be suspended from WCS Europe for Season 3 and will be suspended from the WCS Global Finals should he earn enough points to otherwise qualify. If there are no further instances of misconduct, Krr will be eligible to compete in the 2015 seasons of WCS.

To replace Krr’s Season 3 WCS Europe Challenger spot, the WCS Europe Ladder Wildcard Qualifier will contain one additional qualification spot this season.

‘iAsonu’ and ‘XY’

iAsonu recently qualified for WCS America Season 3, and XY participated in the past WCS America events and the Americas server ladder. Players on the Americas server reported win trading between the two players, which constitutes a clear violation of the WCS Player Code of Conduct and degrade the quality of competition on the Americas server. Win trading is an exploit, which falls under the Cheating subsection of the Player Code of Conduct. After investigating both iAsonu and XY’s accounts, we found significant win trading with the goal of reaching an eligible number of wins for the WCS Ladder Wildcard Qualifier. While iAsonu already held WCS Challenger status, he is not indemnified and was complicit in cheating.

iAsonu and XY will be suspended from WCS America for Season 3 and will be suspended from the Global Finals should either player earn enough points to otherwise qualify. iAsonu and XY will be eligible to compete in the 2015 seasons of WCS.

To replace iAsonu's Season 3 WCS America Challenger spot, a playoff match between the 3rd and 4th place players of the WCS America, China Qualifier will take place at a later date.

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