Week 1: MrE vs. Conflict
MrE and Conflict scheduled for 8 P.M. EST on Sunday, and Conflict missed his time by about 1.5 hours. MrE was, however, still online when Conflict was ready to play, and "left," though later evidence indicates that he merely went into hiding until the deadline had passed. Though missing a scheduled match time by more than an hour is grounds for an activity loss, deliberate match evasion is unscrupulous and equally unacceptable.
The BIGS were told to sub in someone or face a no contest decision; however, miscommunication resulted in them failing to post their substitute. The Sharks were unaware of their opponent, and further miscommunication resulted in them failing to substitute another player in for Conflict, who had left shortly after.
Because this miscommunication was partially the fault of the hosts, symphony and I have agreed to allow an extension to Tuesday, 11:59 PM EST. Barring extraordinary circumstances, this will be the only time in the SPL regular season that an extension will be granted.
In the future,
- If a player, late in the week, misses his or her scheduled match time by a considerable amount of time, he or she should be replaced by a substitute immediately or risk an activity loss.
- If a player attempts to take advantage of another player missing his or her scheduled match time through deliberate match evasion, he or she should be replaced by a substitute immediately or risk an activity loss.
- It is the responsibility of a team to substitute their own players through posting in the thread.
- Late substitutions may not be deemed valid by the host's discretion.
Credit to Luis Negron Photography and McMeghan Animations