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  • Teams Involved: OhNoNoNoNoNoNoNo and Joz It Up
  • Region: Europe
  • Subject: SCS Phase 1 Week 2 Qualifiers — Unsportsmanlike Conduct
  • Date of Ruling: 3/13/2018

Information: Hi-Rez Studios has reviewed the European SMITE Console Series games from Monday, March 12 to address accusations that team OhNoNoNoNoNoNoNo was trolling and displaying otherwise unsportsmanlike conduct during an official SCS match. We have concluded that this team has violated the rules of our console tournament.

Ruling: The Hi-Rez Studios League Operations staff has agreed that team OhNoNoNoNoNoNoNo has broken several of the official SCS rules. As such, this team will not be allowed to compete in the SMITE Console Series for the remainder of Phase 1 and the entirety of Phase 2.

Given this ruling, we will be revoking OhNoNoNoNoNoNoNo’s qualification for the Phase 1 finals. Third place team Mikkle’s Pikkles will take their place in the finals for this phase.

Relevant Rules: 

Player Conduct (Section 5.1.ii): “You will at all times use your best efforts to display superior integrity and well-mannered behavior during each Phase and for so long as you are or intend to remain a League participant. You shall communicate in a responsible, appropriate, and positive manner in all public forums, including, without limitation, on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and inside the Game.”

(Section 5.1.iii): “You will at all times abstain from poor, undesirable, or negative behavior towards Hi-Rez or its respective shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, independent contractors, and agencies, or towards sponsors, other Players or other Teams.”

Prohibited Conduct (Section 5.1.B):  “You understand and agree that all of the following conduct is strictly prohibited:

iii. Acting in an unsportsmanlike manner, including, without limitation, (A) taking inappropriate actions towards other Players, Team Representatives, Team Captains, the community, Administrators, Hi-Rez personnel, or the general public, (B) taking inappropriate actions in a League Game such as “intentional feeding” or collusion, © constantly spamming emotes or other taunts in the Game, (D) verbally taunting another Team or Player, (E) sending inappropriate messages to another Player before, during, or after a League Game, or (F) spamming the “ping” tool in Game, including during a pause.”