It was brought to the Tournament Staff's attention that the player Warhammer for The Stark Sharks is an alternate account of the member make. After a lengthy investigation, it has been determined the claims are true. The result is consistent with our standard tournament policy: The Warhammer account will be banned. Due to the ambiguity of the rules and the situation, where the Sharks do not have any apparent ties to the formation of the alternate account, the Sharks will obtain make to be on their roster. However, the Sharks will be unable to retain the rights to make for next season due to his rule breaking.
Now that this situation has been settled, there is a new rule for team tournaments and players creating alternate accounts. Any player found to have signed up on an alternate account in a team tournament will be banned as per the usual protocol, but the team will not retain the player from the original account nor receive compensation for the loss of the player.
UPDATE: With additional information and further consideration, it has been determined that the rule should be applied to make in this case. This would make him ineligible to be a member of the Sharks roster. The Sharks would be able to sell the inactive rights of Warhammer for 3k at midseason. Moreover, make would be able to sign up on his original account to be bid on legitimately by all interested teams.
Last edited by Kevin Garrett; Dec 30th, 2012 at 11:25:46 PM.