MLG League of Legends Teams Disqualified for ‘Collusion’
The Major League Gaming League of Legends Summer Championships ended with the first- and second-place teams being disqualified for collusion.
A statement by MLG said, “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.”
Curse NA later put up a video saying that the “collusion” was actually an agreement with Team Dignitas to play the first round “ARAM,” which is “all random all middle.” This meant that all players would choose a random champion and only rush the middle lane.
“To be clear here folks, the collusion had nothing to do with the ARAM. CRS/DIG conspired to split prize money,” Senior Vice President Lee Chen of MLG said.
The prize money went to the third- and fourth-place teams.