During the European bracket of the Overwatch Contenders Summer Series 2022, two groups refused to play their sport following a serious Blizzard communication error.
In the higher bracket ultimate between 01_esports and Munich eSports, the match was listed as a best-of-seven collection, which is very uncommon outdoors of grand finals. Due to the irregularity, one of many Munich gamers reached out to a match admin and requested them to verify. Munich then acquired affirmation that the match was a best-of-seven and performed the collection out, shortly selecting up a 3-0 lead (through The Verge).
However, 01 started to mount a comeback, pulling the collection again to 3-2. It was at this level a Blizzard consultant stepped in and revealed that the collection was truly supposed to be a best-of-five and so they had been awarding the collection to Munich consequently. Predictably, 01_esports was sad that their comeback had been reduce brief.
In response to Blizzard’s determination, 01 organised a “strike” with their decrease bracket ultimate opponent Ex Oblivione. The two groups turned as much as their match however refused to play it out, idling round moderately than competing in-game. A Blizzard consultant threatened to disqualify each groups for refusing to play however finally relented.
— Ex Oblivione (@ExOblivioneOW) July 28, 2022
Blizzard has since launched an announcement admitting the error and introduced that the collection can be resumed at present (July 29) from the purpose it was abruptly reduce off, with Munich main 01_esports 3-2.
“After investigating the circumstances, we have determined that maintaining consistency with our most recent communication to teams, which stated the match was a first-to-4 series, is the fairest course of action. As a result, the series will resume tomorrow, Friday, July 29th, as a first-to-4 series, with Munich Esports leading 3-2 and in possession of next map choice.”
— Overwatch Path to Pro (@owpathtopro) July 28, 2022
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