To many people this may come as a surprise but there were two teams tossed out of the ladder, we have the official statement from blizzard on the issue.
This past weekend at the Road to BlizzCon 2015 European Regional Finals in Prague, two players from two different Arena teams were disqualified on the day of the tournament. This resulted in a less-than-ideal experience for everyone involved, especially the other teams in attendance.
In both cases, the disqualified players were found to have been violating the Terms of Service of World of Warcraft. According to our Tournament Rules, players’ accounts must remain in good standing for the entirety of the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship. As these players’ accounts had been suspended, they were no longer in good standing, and thus disqualified from the tournament.
We have performed a thorough investigation of the accounts in question, and have found overwhelming evidence indicating that both players were indeed participating in activities that rightfully resulted in their accounts being suspended. Blizzard does not publicly share details of actions taken against specific accounts, but offenses that typically result in suspension include: exploiting game mechanics, buying or selling accounts, playing another person’s account for advantage (boosting), and/or collusion with opponents.
In both cases, we should have taken action much sooner, and regret that these players were not informed of their disqualified status prior to the event.
We are working to improve our processes to prevent situations like this from happening again, and ensure that ineligible players are properly disqualified before tournament play commences.
We will post more updates on this if and when they become available.
After much anticipation, Sandbox Interactive, developers of Albion Online, have opened their servers for the start of the big Summer Alpha 2015.
From 06:00am New York time, all Legendary Founders are able to play the game and populate and conquer the world of Albion for themselves.
As a Sandbox MMORPG, Albion Online offers the following key features to players:
Players-driven economy: the world of Albion is entirely built by the players within – all items and buildings are crafted by players, towns and villages are formed and trade routes established
You-Are-What-You-Wear: As a true RPG, Albion Online offers players many roles to play – be it a warrior, farmer, crafter or diplomant; the twist: there are no classes in Albion, your character can learn how to master every type of equipment, giving players a maximum of flexibility with regards to character customization
GvG territorial warfare: Guilds can form their empire by conquering the land of Albion from others in exciting 5vs5 Guild-vs-Guild fights, that are ultimately decided by a combination of strategy,preparation and skill.
Full-loot PvP: In Albion, the winner takes it all – i.e. that the victorious player of PvP fights (that can only happen in dedicated PvP zones) may take all the belongings of the opponent, making „death“ an actually meaningful thing in an mmo.
Cross-Platform: Albion Online is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android tablet and iOS tablet (upon release only), with the same single massive world for players from all countries and platforms to log into.
MapleStory 2 will be entering its first phase of its Korean closed beta testing later this month. Included in the CBT will be three forms of PvP: 1v1, Free-for-All and Shadow World. MapleStory 2’s first round of beta testing will run from January 21st to January 25th.
1v1 allows players to battle one another endlessly
Free for All rewards the player with the most kills in a match
Shadow World pits players against one another and against monsters to score items found nowhere else in the game
October began with a slew of additions over three patches. It closed with a slew of new testers being invited into the game. The remaining backers will all be gaining access over the course of November. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlight additions in October.
Housing and City elements continued to receive updates this month, including the introduction of player shops. A player with a housing unit in the persistent PvE world or in one of the player cities can place down several shop vendors. Other players can visit the shop vendor to browse the goods. Players can subscribe to shops to browse the goods remotely. You can purchase goods for pickup from a subscribed shop or pay a fee to have it delivered to you.