- Player Involved: ReformedMang0
- Team Involved: Dobbos Disciples
- Region: Europe
- Subject: SMITE Console League – Collusion & Account Sharing
- Date of Ruling: 3/21/2019
Information: Our league operations staff recently investigated claims of account sharing leveraged against an SCL player for Dobbos Disciples, ReformedMang0. The player was believed to have violated the SMITE Terms of Service by logging into another player’s account in a scrimmage match against Team Rival. Account sharing is prohibited, and all league players are made aware of this when they agree to the Terms of Service, as well as the league rules for the SMITE Console League.
It was also alleged that ReformedMang0 used this scrimmage match to gain inside information regarding an enemy team’s strategies. The player then used this information during an official league game to gain an unfair advantage for his team, Dobbos Disciples. Team Rival was not aware until a later point that ReformedMang0 was in the match against them, and they were scheduled to play the Dobbos Disciples team later that same week.
After notifying ReformedMang0 of the ruling above, the League Operations team received further notifications that the player immediately tried to play on an alternate account on Playstation for another SMITE Console League team. After reviewing these claims, we determined that this was an attempt at ban evasion.
Ruling: The League Operations staff has concluded that ReformedMang0 violated the rules of the league during the online phase of the SCL on Xbox. Because this player violated the game’s Terms of Service to gain an unfair advantage over another team, as well as attempting to evade a previously issued ban, ReformedMang0 will be banned indefinitely from all Hi-Rez/Skillshot tournaments and leagues.
The match win earned by Dobbos Disciples in Week 2 of the Xbox SCL will be forfeited and given to their opponent, Team Rival. The team will also be fined $500.00 from their overall prize winnings.
Relevant Rules — Prohibited Conduct. Participant understands and agrees that all of the following conduct is strictly prohibited:
3.1 (b): (Iv.) Manipulation or exploitation of the Game, directly or indirectly, to obtain an
unfair advantage over other Players or users of the Game, including, but not limited to, any of the following,
using any injector, cheat, hack, third party software/hardware, or other instruments, tools, materials, or methods;
v. Sharing account(s) or using multiple accounts in the SCL