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My Dissapointment in Blizzard – Where is the spirit of Fair Play?

18 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

Posting in behalf of Braindeadly:

On tuesday 17th september I get news that blizzards esports team invites blukstack’s team to the Blizzcon tournament and not us. Here’s the full story:
Me, Hydra and Wowdruid sat the whole day on the last day of arena pass to make sure we finished top 2, and we did.
As it came close to the end of arena pass, we managed to secure around 2447 rating by around 2:30AM WoW time. Blukstacks team was around 15 rating behind us and was not able to get any queue pops.
The server then shuts down at, I believe, 4am CET – We were in an arena game on our alts at this time and everyone just started running on the spot. This signified to us that rated phase officially ended. It was relieving after having to sit down for 16 hours, watching every team like a hawk.
Me and others were worried as they didn’t shutdown arena pass completely and it was still up the following day. Guess what – Blukstack queues up *after* arena pass rated phase ended and goes over our rating. OK. This worried us. So we tweet Zarhym etc.. whoever possibly can confirm that rated phase did infact end on 27th (technically 28th @ 3-4am) normal server shutdown time. Zarhym, Nakatoir and many others confirmed this via twitter and I believe there were other sources of confirmation.
So it comes to 17th september, Minpojke’s team gets an invite, then Blukstacks gets an invite. To me, sadly, this shows ignorance on blizzard’s behalf. I’m assuming they did not check the time stamps of arena games and we are not sure why they would count arena games that occured the next day AFTER the rated phase ended.
My prediction is that Blizzard won’t do anything about this. They will sit tight and do nothing and say it was ‘intentional’ to cover up their mistake, whereas in reality they messed up. Don’t do that Blizzard – do the RIGHT thing. It is obvious that they intended to invite the top 2 teams on EU. It was NOT the top 2 teams as one of those teams gained rating after rated phase ended. Please do not do this Blizzard, I know that it is a legality saying ‘we will invite 2 of the top’ but we know in reality you invite the top 2.
This has left me feeling very dissapointed with Blizzard and I’m seriously considering to quit this game as, if there is no spirit of fair play in this game, and this is the only tournament then there is no point in me playing this game anymore.