"Errrm well Artosis is the idiot that disced and he is a trash newbie anyways so he must have defied all odds and gotten lucky to win anyways. Kid has nothing better to do all day anyways than play SC2 so u may as well let him fill another 30 minutes of his pathetic life with a re-game."
I then watched the replay and even though I barely play/watch SC2 it was blatantly obvious to me that it was an 100% win for artosis. Though, that isn't the issue here, because we all know this to be true as does the TL.net staff as evidence from Nazgul's latest post.
Though TL.net has done good job with it's apology and it's ability to learn from it's mistakes in this venture, they are forgetting one critical thing which they seemed to have made a precident for last year by banning/temp banning all the players that abused in TSL from events/future events. They forgot about the standard they have been (correctly) trying to impose on the gaming community:
Holding players accountable for all their actions (or in this case, inaction). Slush is not being held accountable.
What Slush did is epitome of selfishness and lack of sportsmanship. Obviously he's pretty good to have won the thing, so obviously he was well aware how dead he was even without watching the replay. To act like he still had a chance to win and then refusing to watch the replay and basically saying stuff to Artosis that essentially meant: "Fuck you man even though you won fair and square I'm going to fuck you over by means of a loophole in the system."
This is something that you wouldn't see happening at a live event. Malicious behavior from one competitor to another. Because there are repricussions for your actions in those scenarios. It's really pathetic to have seen some faggot like Slush abuse the fact that he's hiding behind his computer screen and just ignore reality and skip by thanks to a moderator error. If that was happening in real life I guarantee you artosis's non-existant muscles made of grass would have suddenly looked like the incredible hulk and he would have certainly got that win.
As a sportsmanlike competitor in an event like this it MUST be your duty act in a fair manner and know when to accept a loss. If Slush was a real man he WOULD have watched that rep, he WOULD have realized he was 100% dead, and he WOULD have said "okay you had it, gg wp GL!" Not doing this is an ultimate slap in the face to not only all the other competitors, but also the administration and the fans.
Not that we can really expect broke nerds competing for a few hundred dollars to act sportsmanlike. All they care about is the 1st place and it's prize money. But what we can do is hold them accountable for their pathetic actions. Just because TL.net made a mistake that wasn't corrected until the player in violation (Slush) happened to win the event doesn't mean it's too late for him to be punished for his actions.
How do we do this? We revoke his prize money and move everyone up one slot in the payout, and make said player in violation of morality publically apologize and post that they've learned from their actions until further being allowed to compete again.
TL.net I know you guys probably won't do this. But if you did, it would establish a good precident and certainly would be the right thing to do. Anyways, whatever you guys choose to do, I know you know I'm right.