Quote from ThePendant on the 5th of December 2016:
Also Nuke, how will you check to see if it isnt just smurf account in teh novice tournament? <3
Introducing a Novice based tournament has its advantages and disadvantages. We understand it does have the risk of higher ranked players entering with smurf accounts. We're taking the following measures to try and minimise this risk:
1) Every player entering the Novice tier competition will need to have their steam account linked under their LAN-slide profile. During the briefing we will ensure every player meets the entry requirements. We're looking into the Steam API to see how we can get rank information for a particular steam account, to help automate this process. We might have to manually request this information on private profiles.
2) The Novice tier competition will have a prize pool much lower than the Open tier. Whilst we can't give exact figures yet as we're in negotiations with sponsors, we're aiming at providing a prize pool over $2,000 for the Open tier competition, compared to around $500 for the Novice tier competition. This is to encourage players to enter the Open competition to play for the much larger prize pool.
It would be great to see proper integrity shown by all participants, without the requirement of us doing massive amounts of research on each player. As always, if you feel a player is smurfing, it is against our core ruleset and severe penalities do apply. It should be rather obvious if a player is entering the novice competition, when they are at a much higher skill level. We do have the results from all previous events and a large CG presence which should help crack down on any smurf accounts.
4 months ago