Exciting and epic matches were beheld this weekend throughout all of the various tournaments and it was a good time to be a SMITE fan and player, not so much for some though it would seem. The BLG staff has been looking into rumors of numerous accounts of smurfing during their BLG Casually Competitive tournament, held on Sunday afternoons. During this event, only players and teams with a maximum in game elo of 2500 may participate in the event. However, there are always a few who try to go unnoticed on what is called "smurf" accounts. After evidence was found from player testimony, reddit postings, player evaluations and more, it has been found that a number of players both this week and last, have been smurfing.
On behalf of BLG, I would like to inform everyone of who these players were and what is being done about it.
Epindary/Fragen who was playing on the team Live Only You Once was found to be smurfing after the staff found evidence in play evaluation and previous reddit posts. This resulted in both of their accounts being permanently banned from all future BLG events, as well as team Live Only You Once being permanently banned from all BLG events as well.
Elsanto/Oxytron was being praised for his Arachne play throughout the Casually Competitive event, but it was later found that this account was a smurf as well. Having had player testimonies, forums posts and play evaluation researched, it was found to be true that Oxytron was the smurf of Elsanto. A permanent ban from all future BLG events has been given however due to extenuating circumstances, SMITE Ace has not been permanently banned from future events.
The last report is about last weeks BLG Casually Competitive tournament. Rumors were swirling after the tournament, that Sizzleman was the smurf account for a player named Friskyflyer, who is above a 3k rating. After further investigation throughout the week by the staff, it was found that this is in fact, true. Sizzleman/Friskyflyer has been permanently banned from all future BLG events. Along with Friskyflyer, was his teammate IIshinobi on team OMEGA Gaming, after careful consideration, it has been decided that he will receive the same punishment for lying about the accusation to the BLG Tournament staff. Since then, team OMEGA Gaming has disbanded, so there is no grounds for team bans.
Release courtesy of Daniel DeFrancesco aka Spârtâkus (alt 131)