Browsing the list of recent threads on the EVE Online Forums this morning one caught my eye in Sell Orders:
This has come about as overnight (my time) CCP have finished their investigation into possible collusion between teams in Alliance Tournament XIII and determined that there was collusion between the teams of Warlords of the Deep and The Camel Empire to fix the result of a match.
The outcome of this has been:
- both teams have been kicked/ejected from ATXIII
- prizes they would have won have been seized
- Warlords Captain has been permanently banned from all future CCP Tournaments and the Camel captain has received a 1 year ban
- All teams move up 2 ladder ranks which results in Pandemic Legion being the new ATXIII winners
Cheating is Cheating is Cheating
Honestly the two teams have been very lucky to have only had two people banned. If it was I in charge of this I'd have permanently banned ALL members of both teams and prevented them from ever participating in any tournament again.
The punishments are handed out and only the captains have received these but it makes you wonder, if teams are so professional how much did each member know. Surely they were complicit and should be punished as such.
Still CCP investigated, determined guilt and have punished. It's over.
Would You Like Salt With That
Obviously not content to remain quiet the Warlords of the Deep Captain, Kadesh Priestess, has posted to Failheap Challenge outlining further information as well as raking mud and applying salt to wounds. There isn't much in the way of details, but it certainly is an interesting read.
Just be careful on that site, ego's are large and mouths spew forth much crap ;)
Really Though, Who Cares
I don't. It was just something to write about, I'm sure there are those that really enjoy this event but to most players I bet they don't even know about it.
I've never watched the Alliance Tournament and to be honest I don't get interested in watching the EVE Online 1% fight it out for more "ego boosting" and bragging rights. Things seem to be at the point where the teams are equal and its only who can "meta-game" the others the best will win.
The Amarr Championship is scheduled to happen very soon and I'm sure people will watch it but I won't be and I'll only mention it if something like this happens.