Participating in OLT means the games on the ladder are treated as tournament games. This includes playing out the games you start and not forfeiting turn 1. This is especially important close to the cycle deadline as even one game can be the difference between qualifying or not. Intentionally or not, Pheo' forfeiting helped two players to qualify since they didn't have to actually play their games. This isn't acceptable. All qualifying players should do so fairly without outside assistance like this.
On that note, Pierrick
is caught in the middle here. They're not in control of what their opponent does during a game, but they also were given a pretty significant boost very close to the deadline that they otherwise would've had to play a regular game to get. There is precedence from Smogon Tour
to ignore the result of these games, but that would effectively be a disqualification and not really desirable either. For the sake of fairness to all the players who weren't given a free win to qualify, upholding the current result doesn't really work either, so we need something a bit different here.
will be tourbanned for 3 months for throwing important games.
will join the tiebreaker SoulWind
are currently in. They'll play each other and whoever goes 2-0 and 1-1 will take the two remaining slots for cycle 2. Deadline here is the cycle 3 deadline.