Blizzard Esports ANZ recently sent out a press release detailing that after an investigation into whether ineligible players competed in the Contenders Australia Trials match INTerstella have been disqualified from the tournament.
This changes the final standings of the tournament and they have been updated to:
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This means the seeding for the upcoming Contenders Season 2 Australia tournament changes drastically, and sees PIXL esports replace Surge Esports Club, who have had their qualification removed.
Understandably, Surge Esports Club are gutted. “Atom” had this to say:
“Unfortunately the team has been relegated from Contenders season 2 due to some complications with other teams and the resulting modification of standings. We tried our hardest and in the end it just wasn’t quite enough. While this is obviously disappointing for the players and management involved, our morale is not broken. We will recoup in Open Division and come back even stronger next season.”
– “Atom”, Surge Esports Club
“Atom” also let me know that Surge do not have plans to release any of the players at this time.
Find the full details of the change at Blizzard Esports ANZ’s official announcement here.