Date of Ruling: 05/28/2016
Subject: SMITE Pro League Rules Violation
The Hi-Rez Studios Administrative team was able to conclude that one team (Fnatic) was in direct violation of the SMITE Pro League Official Ruleset in their May 28th match versus Paradigm.
Due to the team’s inability to field a competitive roster in Game 2 of their Match versus Paradigm, the team will forfeit all prizing earned for that Game as well as receive a thousand-dollar ($1,000.00) fine deducted from Fnatic’s overall winnings.
Hi-Rez SMITE Pro League Competition Rules
Competition Rules, 3.1 (e)
Collusion, intentionally losing a game, or any other action of a similar or reprehensible nature will not be tolerated. Each player shall use his or her best efforts to compete in a sportsmanlike manner.
Competition Rules, 3.1 (f)
Players are expected to participate in all games and events. Any player that does not show up to a scheduled match, LAN they qualified for, or intentionally forfeits games will not be paid for that event or those games.
Competition Rules, 4.1 (g)
In the event a team forfeits or fails to field a roster for a scheduled match, said team will not receive prizing for that match and additional fines may be assessed.
Competition Rules, 4.8 (a)
If any player or team violates a rule contained herein, the player or team as a whole may be subject to disqualification, including forfeiture of any and all payments from Hi-Rez Studios associated with the Tournament. Other punitive measures may include, but are not limited to: loss of god bans, loss of pause time, suspension or prohibition from participating in future Hi-Rez Studios’ events.
For More information on The Competition Rules please visit: Pro League Rules.