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.”
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.