There seems to be a bit of a collusion, or cooperation / conspiracy between Dignitas and Curse. According to tweets from MLG Officials, Curse and Dignitas publicly talked that they’d split the prize money and because of this Major League Gaming has issued a disqualification ruling for the set. As part of the disqualification, neither team will receive circuit points or the prize money associated with the 1st and 2nd place 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.
Riot has agreed with this decision and, in accordance with their Season 2 rules on Unsportsmanlike Conduct, will not be awarding Circuit points to either team.
The 3rd and 4th Place teams will receive the prize money and Circuit Points they have earned, and all other results stand. No 1st or 2nd Place will be awarded for this event.
A small update from Adam Apicella, or MrMLGAdam on Twitter:
The collusion was planned and discussed in a public, crowded setting. The entire venue was aware of it. Not happy to be in this position.
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