A Blizzard/MLG Tournament Is Not The Place To Cheat At StarCraft II

A Blizzard/MLG Tournament Is Not The Place To Cheat At StarCraft II

The 2013 World Championship Series, a massive global StarCraft II tournament being put on by Blizzard and MLG, ran into some controversy last week. Some Chinese players were found guilty of cheating in the tournament’s qualifiers.

Speaking with GameSpot, an MLG rep said “During the qualifier there was suspicion of player maphacking, cheating, and account sharing, and admins immediately began an investigation. After gathering proof, guilty players were punished by being disqualified.”

The main culprit, a player by the name of PhysicsLee, “has been banned from the ladder and from future WCS competition.”

Update: The Chinese players (and others) who were mistakenly locked out from the qualifier brackets was an error on MLG’s behalf, for which it has already issued an apology as well as a fix.

From MLG:

A select group of players will automatically be granted entry into the Open Qualifier including players beaten by competitors who were disqualified in the first WCS America qualifier, and select Chinese players who were not able to compete in the first qualifier.

Blizzard and MLG respond to WCS NA qualifier concerns [GameSpot]


  • No mention of the fact it took several games for MLG/Blizzard to get their shit together and in that time PhysicsLee took out several potential players including fan-favourite CatZ. WCS NA was a joke in terms of organisation.

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