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- McGill University had a player not on their roster share the account of one of their rostered players in an official College Season match against Hunter College.
- As a result, the school, the six rostered players, the ringing player, and the manager are disqualified from the 2018 College Season and suspended for the rest of the season.
We received a report today sharing concerns that a McGill player Olivier “JuanCarlosFist” Nahman-Lévesque was ringing – secretly using a player not on their roster – in their official College Season match against Hunter College. This suspicion arose when McGill brought an ineligible player into the pregame lobby, then switched to an eligible player upon demand from Hunter’s captain. Battlefy officials escalated the issue to us, and we were able to confirm that the McGill player was sharing his account with a different player, Hyeonggil “Outclass” Jang, a former McGill player, during the time of the match.
Ringing is a serious offense. It misleads opponents who have prepared for the match, it circumvents roster rules meant to create a fair playing field, and it breaks trust with fans, players, and the league itself. In professional and semi-professional League play worldwide, ringing carries a minimum suspension of five competitive months, per the Global Penalty Index .
188.8.131.52 Ringing. Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account.
McGill University has violated rule 184.108.40.206 of the College Season ruleset and is subject to the following penalties:
- McGill University is disqualified from the 2018 College Season
- The following players and team manager are suspended from College Season activities for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year:
- Hyeonggil “Outclass” Jang
- Olivier “JuanCarlosFist” Nahman-Lévesque
- Jason “Fazë” Kim
- Matthew “Sir Celery” Grande
- Min Joon “aksn1per” Chang
- Se Won “GwanGwang” Yoon
- Catherine “KawaiiKoshka” Pan