Players Involved: oGryph, Sibyl, Renjaru, & DansLand
Teams Involved: Hype Unit, Danssland, & Mexiety Onset
Region: North America
Subject: Smite Challenger Circuit Qualifiers — Player Misconduct
Date of Ruling: 2/27/2020
Information: Our league operations staff has recently discovered that SCC Qualifiers players across multiple teams — oGryph (Hype Unit), Sibyl (Mexiety Onset), DansLand (Danssland), & Renjaru (Danssland) — have engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct in-game, including the use of banned language. Our league operations team runs semi-regular audits within SMITE and in player chat logs to verify that all players meet the conduct standards set forth in our rules, and in doing one such audit have determined that the conduct displayed by the aforementioned players violates our league rules.
Ruling: Our league operations staff has concluded that administrative action is necessary to address these conduct issues. All players involved — oGryph, Sibyl, Renjaru, & DansLand — are competitively banned until the conclusion of our Phase 1 Circuit Playoffs.
Relevant Rules: 4.1 (b): (ii.) You will at all times use your best efforts to display superior integrity and well-mannered behavior during each Split 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.