It recently came to our attention that a player offered to split their Monthly Cup prize with those who vote for them.
To be clear, this is strictly against our esports terms listed here: https://www.faeria.com/terms#esports
Specifically under “Prize Splitting” and “Manipulating community votes”:
Abrakam does not support, condone, or assist in prize splitting. Prizes will be awarded to the individual who placed in the appropriate spot in any tournament.
If it is discovered that any such arrangement for splitting winnings has been made, we reserve the right to take any action that we see fit, including, but not limited to, banning the player(s) involved from one or all Abrakam sanctioned tournaments.
Manipulating community votes
An important part of the Faeria Monthly Cup is the ability for the community to chose their favorite players through a special online voting system. If Abrakam notices any manipulation of the voting system, it reserves the right to take any action they see fit related to the matter.
While we don’t believe the player in question intended to break the rules, not being aware of the rules is not an acceptable excuse.
In this case, the player involved is:
Currently they have the highest amount of community votes.
Our actions will be as follows:
- Lyakusha will be disqualified from the voting system for this month
This means that we will be disregarding his placement in the voting rankings and taking the next in line, if necessary.
“Why don’t you just reset his votes?”
While we do have the ability to do that, it is not a simple process and we don’t want to allocate even such a small amount of time to our extremely busy web development team who are preparing important content for the Oversky.
“Why no ban?”
We feel it’s appropriate to be lenient in this case where we feel the player did not have any malicious intent and only desired to drum up support for his voting. We value our voting system and appreciate the community activity it encourages. In this case, unfortunately, it violates our rules. We want to use this example to bring attention to the fact that prize splitting of any kind is not tolerated in any Abrakam tournament.
Further incidences of this will likely be met with harsher punishments.
Thank you for reading. Whew! It’s been a bumpy Monthly Cup 13 qualification season. Must be that unlucky 13…