As part of an ongoing investigation to make sure the most worthy and legitimate players are part of the TSL top 48, we have run into a number issues surrounding players "abusing" or taking advantage of iCCup policy with regards to the number of games they can play against competitors. iCCup's current policy is 9 games per day per player maximum and unfortunately as we saw at the end of the ladder this resulted in some less than credible matches being played between friends. TSL admins have been forced to walk a fine line with what is fair and what is justifiable with regards to our rulings. They are as follows
Ultraling -> 22 games played over 2 days vs the same player. Ultraling immediately popped up on everyone's radar for blatantly taking advantage of iccup policy. Unfortunately for him, with the very small point difference between the top 48 players, the removal of 4 of his games (to make it 18, 9 per day) removes him from the standings of the top 48.
G5 -> G5 played 3 games near the end of the ladder vs a second iccup account started by LzGaMeR where he won all 3 games (pvz, pvp, pvt). While this alone would not warrent a ban, G5 has come up on the TSL abuse radar far too often for one tournament and the evidence compounds so greatly that we cannot ignore it. This includes 2 disconnect complaints against him, 3 noted abuse games at the end of the ladder and some underhanded and deceitful complaint requests long after their play dates. TSL admins have done nothing by try to be fair in the situations that have arisen, especially with G5 but the evidence against him leaves us with little choice but for his removal from the top 48.
As per TSL policy the players next in line, Machine and Testie will replace those removed from the top 48. An updated schedule with replacements will follow this post.
We would like to thank all players who made our lives easier by playing fairly and following the rules set in place. We have had relatively few problems thus far given the scale of this event and thank you for bearing with us as we have had to make some tough but necessary decisions