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hearthstone At Least Two Players Disqualified From EU Winter Preliminaries

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The 2016 Road to Blizzcon started in earnest today, with the Winter Preliminaries. Unfortunately, they will be starting without at least two notable players. Senfglas and GameKing, both of Fade2Karma, have been disqualified due to what appears to be red tape.


Senfglas who is from Germany, and GameKing who lives in Austria, travelled to Instabul, Turkey for the event. Upon arrival they were told they could not play as their identification did not match the names on their Battle.net accounts.



While it is not usually wise to jump to conclusions on such matters, it seems that this is a case of tournament officials not using common sense. Given that the players had almost no information on what they were doing at the start of the week, and that they can both prove who they actually are, it is sad that they have been disqualified on what appears to be a technicality.

The rule clearly exists to prevent cheating, but it wouldn't have taken much to confirm that the players are who they say they are. A quick trip to Fade 2 Karma's website would have been enough.

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As an update, GameKing replied to our tweet about this article.

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That really sucks for them, going all the way there just to be turned away for such a detail...

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It's pretty much the same case like a few times ago - players were in a supposedly sanctioned event that did not award them HSWC points.

Blizzard should keep their eyes on their own system and how it works. Organization like this won't take anyone far, and a disappointing HSWC thanks to points issues will be a huge blowout for growing E-Sports scene.

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That's just pretty lame - They should have easily been able to verify the players, and as such let them play.

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