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#4515309 The events of EU Regionals

Posted Infernion on 06 October 2015 - 02:08 PM

Hey everyone!

I've been reading a lot of stuff on the forums about the things that went down at the EU regionals this weekend, and I was thinking people would like some clarification/update from someone who was actually a part of it, instead of all these rumours.

I'd like to start off by debunking the rumour that Nolifers team supposedly reported Xonika for accountsharing to get him disqualified. The team of Reawakened 1 was in no way responsible for what happened to my team, just like we did not report their team in some pathetic attempt of payback. We respect each other as both players and persons, get along really well and just wanted a fair and exciting tournament.

When we arrived at the hotel thursday, Xonika told our team that he had received an e-mail by Blizzard saying he had gotten a 72-hour suspension on his account for account sharing, which put his account in bad standing for the weekend. Remembering that he had logged his own account from his girlfriends computer earlier that week, he asked his girlfriend to check her e-mail aswell, and just as expected she had also received a warning and what I believe was a message saying she would be ineligible to receive any titles this season.

After having discussed this issue as a team, we thought it'd be best to mention it to the ESL staff to make sure there would be no problem, as it was surely all just a misunderstanding caused by the automatic detector system Blizzard is using to prevent account sharing. The ESL staff told us they would contact Blizzard and thought, just like we did, that this wouldn't be a problem. During thursday and friday we had several conversations with the ESL staff, asking if there was any news on the matter. There wasn't, so we assumed that we would be allowed to participate on the same terms as other teams in the tournament.

When we woke up Friday, we ate some quick breakfast and went to the O2 Arena around 8.30 I believe, as we had to help Blizzard promote the teams better by taking pictures and shooting videos of everyone. This whole process was very poorly organized, and instead of just telling each team when they had to be at the different filming locations so everyone could practice while waiting, we all had to sit and wait in a locker room for several hours.

By the time all teams was done with this entire process consisting of individual and group photos, individual and group filming, filming of the team leaving a limousine, filming of the team walking around and lastly an interview, the time was around 16-17, and we could finally start setting up our characters on the tournament realm and get some practice in.

There was just one big problem with this process though. While the teams this year consisted of 4 players, there was only 3 computers per team. This meant you had to "sacrifice" one player, and basicly prioritize practising your main setup, needless to say that my team prioritized our shatter over our MLS. All the teams played a lot of wargames against each other, and when the clock hit 21, we were told that we had to leave. We left feeling pretty confident that we would place amongst the top 3, as long as we wouldn't choke on stage.

The games saturday was scheduled to start around 12 I believe, which made most teams wake up around 8-9 to get some good practice in before the actual tournament. Blizzard fixed taxis for us to the O2 arena, and upon the arrival we were all pretty pumped for the event, as the amount of people standing in line outside was pretty big (I'm sure people came to watch Heroes of the Storm or Hearthstone). Skipping the line was pretty awesome, and once we got settled we got quite a few of wargames in, once again feeling pretty confident.

Around 11.45, 15 minutes before we were scheduled to play, the top Blizzard employee present came to tell us, that Xonika could possibly be disqualified from the tournament. We tried to explain him the issue, and that it was all just a big misunderstanding, since none of us had been boosting  in the period between the 1st qualifier and regionals. He was super stubborn on the matter, but wanted to make sure no actions was taken that would punish an innocent team, so he decided to double check. 5 minutes before we were supposed to play Blizzard confirmed that Xonika was indeed disqualified, and his pro player badge was confiscated and he was escorted out of the arena. He wasn't even allowed to stay in the arena and watch his team and everyone else play!

While I was explaining to the other teams what was happening, I was told to shut the fuck up, as apparantly I wasn't allowed to do so. The admin was obviously really stressed out and frustrated by the situation aswell, and did come to apologize to me later after the tournament, which I respect him for. It was obviously a heat-of-the-moment kind of thing.

After several players failed attempts at challenging the decision that was made, including our opponents Fewen, Souken, Wafflez and Pyrocta, we realized nothing could be done. At this time me, Froffsy and Livin was pretty demotivated and mad, and Froffsy and Livin didn't even want to try to compete, which I fully understood. We did however go through the options we had, and due to Livin not wanting to set up his druid, we decided for me to set up a holy paladin to play shatter, which I have never played before. Blizzard gave me 20 minutes to do this, meaning I forgot to bind abilities like execution sentence.

The games started, and we lost our first game as shatter vs jungle. A fun fact to mention is that everyone actually lagged out in the end of the game for around 5-10 seconds, but there was no referee behind us to see this, so Blizzard claimed that no one disconnected. People could have used add-ons while playing at the backstage, and Blizzard wouldn't have noticed. The second game Froffsy and Livin wanted to play RMPala with arcane mage, due to no one actually caring at this point, which we obviously lost aswell.

In the meantime of our series, Nolifers team had knocked Fritterus, Cervantes & Cavyx to the losers bracket, meaning that we now had to face them.  We lost in a close series (Kappa) 2-0, and was thrown out of the tournament as 7-8th place. Nolifer now had to face Solari Gaming Yellow, and after having won the first game and being ahead in the series 1-0, there was a break that was prolonged several times. It ended up being around 25 minutes, whereafter Reawakened 1 was told to come meet Blizzard backstage. At this point the tournament was kind of a joke, and people didn't think it could get much worse - They were wrong! Nolifer was told that he was also disqualified. Apparantly Blizzard had been having a meeting since disqualifying Xonika, with some of the heads of their eSports department, and gone through every single player to find out that Nolifer was the only other player who had also done boosts in the time period between the 1st qualifiers and regionals.

Obviously their team was also not satisfied with this decision, and tried to challenge it with no luck. There was actually a lot of teams that tried to have the disqualified teams play in the tournament with no luck. Wafflez, Souken and Fewen even asked the Blizzard admin if all the teams could vote for it, and have them play if the teams would agree. All ideas was shut down.

They chose to drop out of the tournament instead of playing RPD, meaning that Three Languages One Team was no longer in the losers bracket. They had now advanced to the winners Bracket, and had  to face Solari Gaming Yellow. This also meant, that my team was supposed to face Reawakened 1 in the losers bracket instead of TLOT, which we got a free win for as they dropped out. As TLOT won Solari Gaming Yellow in the winners bracket, we had to face Solari Gaming Yellow on the mainstage.

I convinced Livin to set up his druid for us to play MLD, as I figured we maybe had a chance with that setup. This is where it got really funny. Blizzard didn't even show our promotional videos, probably because Xonika was in them. They didn't even mention the disqualification, and actually said that we had been practising MLD for the tournament. I'm sure Venruki, Vhell and Lore was told that it had to be this way, they had to do what they were told of course. I'm pretty sure they even tried to challenge the decision made by Blizzard off-screen, so props to them!

As we didn't really have much time to set up our characters, I forgot to track all enemy debuffs, meaning I couldn't chain any CC in the first game. Livin also forgot glyphs in the first game, aswell as forgetting to bind dispell for both games. It was kind of a disaster, and we ended up losing once again.


On the entire ban situation, I can say with 100% certainty, that Xonika logging his account from his girlfriends computer trigged the investigation of his account. He might not have gotten disqualified only because of him doing this, but it's what caused the investigation. Xonika didn't boost from the 1st qualifier to regionals. We knew that Lagyna had already been disqualified for doing this, why would we take the chance?

The Blizzard admin kept mentioning the fact that they looked into the accounts from the timeperiod between the 1st qualifier and regionals, but Xonika got the suspension for having boosted since the account creation. The rules was very inconsistent, just as they have been during the online qualifications. He was disqualified based on the fact that his account was in bad standing during the tournament.

It amazes me how Blizzard can say that they are 100% sure no other teams boosted in this time period, as we know for a fact that they did. Xonika didn't account share in the time period that was in the rules. If Blizzard was gonna disqualify people for having accountshared since the creation of their accounts, no teams would have been playing at regionals. Literally everyone there has done boosts, and does them every season, meaning they should find some other way to punish the players,  instead of disqualifying them from the only tournament that is held every year.

The question is - What will happen next year? What will happen at Blizzcon? Surely they will have to actually CLEAR players now, else ANYONE could get disqualified the next tournament for having boosted since account  creation.


I know I might sound super salty, and yes, this does indeed suck. But I'm happy for the teams that made it, and I enjoyed the weekend a lot. It was nice to finally get to meet all the players, and we all had a lot of fun, even though the mood took a big hit for some players saturday.

I thought I just wanted to clear all of this up, as Blizzard seems to be trying to hide what happened from everyone. The community deserves to know exactly what went down, which is why I wrote this wall of text that most people will probably not care about.

Once again, congratulations to all the 3 teams that made it, no one should have any hard feelings towards them, this is Blizzards fault. No teams reported each other for account sharing. Remember the fact that they could've qualified either way, it wasn't set in stone who was gonna qualify.

If you have any questions ask them here, and I'll answer them as fast as I can :)

#3976345 This game used to be so great

Posted Nashwoodz on 28 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

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doesnt feel epic anymore

#3950267 The Fox of this Patch

Posted Bigmoran on 30 September 2013 - 05:10 AM

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#3949802 Tiger's Peak is a great arena

Posted Koshimo on 29 September 2013 - 05:27 PM


I can't be the only one whos gotten fucked by this

ps turn down your volume xD

#3942346 Apologies to Kpul, Exumbra from Rank 1Duelist Bigmoran

Posted Bigmoran on 17 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

Bigmoran 4.20

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#3936666 @Bigmoron / Adversa / Seestraightz

Posted Snackumz on 10 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

the only noteworthy player i see here is sharpstorm

#3929595 rogues in next patch

Posted mirox on 21 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

View PostMalladon, on 21 August 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

You're right about backstab/hemo, it should be buffed a bit more. But the idea behind 30% constant is that it eliminates the world of S11 where rogues were beyond godly with dance/FW up, pretty much exactly what you're saying about consistent pressure. A full kidney shot from a rogue w/SnD, a Bleed & full energy should always put out DECENT pressure. With dance up (unpeeled) it should be something scary. Removing find weakness promotes more of the "everyone plays wounded" game with still considerable burst rewarding good reaction time without being stupid amounts of burst/no burst sequences.

True, kidney with full energy and bleed should always force minor CDs or make opposite team go defensive, I remember when you used to wait for people to LOS their healer and then stun them, with no CDS whatsoever, you were able to force their pvp trinket and/or major defensive CDs, this is not the case anymore... If you don't pop your dance/blades, they won't use any def cds because of how laughable our damage is. I just hope blizzard can find a way to address these problems without making us retard-friendly and too easy to play, which is exactly what is gonna happen most likely :)

#3929126 The Dannycarey innocence thread

Posted Mageic on 20 August 2013 - 05:23 PM


Zilea sent me that after those games.

#3928942 The Dannycarey innocence thread

Posted Hasuit2 on 20 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

edit by Thaya: this is a continuation of http://www.arenajunk...ations-to-rest/

Hey,  ever since placing 2nd in the Gamer's United charity tournament a few weeks ago tons of top players have been accusing me of using a healing sphere bot.  It automatically places healing spheres undereath your current target and gives a very large unfair advantage.  Last night I started recording all of our matches.  In the vods you can clearly see that I click every healing sphere and don't use a bot.  I've never used it before, and I'd never even heard of it until people accused me of using it.  This thread is just for me to post my videos and hopefully convince everyone that I'm a legitimate player.

Last night we got 2315 rating on TR and 2735 rating in 3s on Tichondrius.  I've uploaded the games we played on TR here:

And I'll render the games from live overnight and post them tomorrow.

Thanks for reading/watching

edit: games from live:
idk why its not auto embedded

#3928789 Winter is coming.

Posted Vamel on 20 August 2013 - 02:58 AM

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i like posting this!!! haha well wait for zionsfalls or phatx stream @next week  AND GET SOME POPCORN!!!

#3923186 Fhos 1

Posted insanepimpmobile on 06 August 2013 - 03:24 AM

Hey guys. This is my first major PvP video, appropriately named Fhos 1. This movie features clips as mostly RMP at around 2400-2600 on US Tich. I hope you find this video entertaining. I welcome all types of criticisms, and will make sure to apply the new knowledge to Fhos 2.  

Song list:

Immediate Music - An Epic Age -
Celldweller - The Wings of Icarus (Ft. James Dooley)
Zion I - Coastin'
Jes- As The Rush Comes ( Hamptons Chills Remix)

Make sure to check out my stream at twitch.tv/fhos1881

Shoutouts at the end of the video

Enjoy my friends :D

#3920852 Assassination / boomkin 2v2 viable for 5.4?

Posted Silhin on 31 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

View PostAcerMVP, on 31 July 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

If it wasn't for me, you retards wouldn't even had thought of playing assassination. Go get a life and stop thinking about me so much.

Back on topic, Assassination/Boomy is pretty viable now, I've done pretty fucking well with other boomies in twos and this includes with random button mashers. Assassination just goes well with any other dot classes in general.


#3919671 Fuck off, wizard cleave and Blizzard

Posted Athlete on 29 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostMarshmellow, on 29 July 2013 - 06:56 AM, said:

What was that noise at the end
hope this helps

#3911477 Season 13 Glad Mount?

Posted Glink on 10 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

I think I found it
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