Curse NA and Dignitas Disqualified From MLG League of Legends Summer Event

MLG today announced that it will not be giving out the first and second place prizes to Curse NA and Dignitas. The announcement goes on to detail that the teams were both disqualified for collusion, which is considered a violation to both the rules of MLG and to the spirit of their competitive gaming league. They confirm that the teams admitted to the violation when questioned about it. Riot games agreed with the decision to revoke the 1st and second place prizes; Edit: Riot clarified that the prize money for 1st-4th places will instead be distributed to the third to sixth place teams.


This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened in MLG, as decorated Smash Bros. players Mew2King and ADHD were disqualified from the MLG Dallas finals for splitting the first and second place prizes at MLG DC. What do you think about MLG’s decision, do you consider prize splitting tantamount to fixing brackets and undermining the spirit of competitive gaming?

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  • mackusdamackus

    this is so dumb, splitting money is no ones buisness but the teams. the Games were very professional aside from the aram and the team that won the aram didnt even win. If dignitas had won than i could see being mad cause they would have better seeding for pax , but curse winning means nothing for ranking

    • Yeah there have been a lot of arguments from both sides of this type of action. Basically MLG equates this sort of behavior to throwing a match for money. Whether or not the circumstances are different, I think they want to avoid having to judge these incidents on a case-by-case basis.

      This also seems to only apply to finals, as people hve likely forfeited or got no-show DQed, which in turn changes the bracket anyway. If it doesn’t change anything, why would they even care? I guess mainly for the sake of keeping their games entertaining to spectators.

  • Who cares? LOL is a bad game with a terrible user base. lol.