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It is good that you finally admit your clear bias towards Grim pre-tourney. This was a huge mistake that I still can't understand. Monty and you don't seem to be dumb people, how you could you fall for his nice words? If you would have listened to us, the silent majority, much of the problems could have been avoided.
BLK, I don't know how or where you arrived with the claim that Monty and I harbored "clear bias" in favor of Grim. Raynor experienced first hand how far I went to get Grim to drop the ban petition. I talked to him about Mercy and that he would be better off with it. I also put both of them together in the same channel and let them work it out. But nothing good came from it. Whoever hosting next should think hard about the question of Mercy because vengeance is a long cold trail leading nowhere out of the wilderness. Grim also tried to get us DQ'd Aya. Screen shots, theories, and all, but those were just conjectures. And please don't forget, Monty DQ'd Grim from a past tourney
, and if people didn't burn Monty the way they did in Game 3 lobby, he would have banned Grim from the next one too.
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The comparison with Raynor is totally wrong. What Raynor did was wrong of course, but it is clear that he was mad and frustrated. He made a dumb impulsive thing in the heat of the moment against Grim and was punished very hard for it. I don't see a planned action targeted toward hurting the whole tournament.
Monty said Raynor's record showed he was FULLY aware of the No GG rule. This was not a newcomer situation like Maos at the end of Day 1- Bracket 4 - Game 1. I corrected Maos later and the next game he understood this quirky rule.
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Even though what Grim did is disgusting I think he should not be banned for the next tourney, because he is a good player and we are such a small community already.
This is up to the next host.
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The punishment should be only against him and not hurt the community. I suggest to remove this tourney win titles.
Absolutely not. Tourney badges meant winning the major event. It is not an emblem for anything else, as much as we would like to think our Tourney Winners represent the best the community has to offer, from skills all the way to conduct.
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Why did TV, Monty and you decide to remove me from the tourney without even talking to me? You just talked to Excal, Kontz, and Grim. Three persons that could not be more biased in this decision. Nukular was the caster/ref in this game, yet you guys forced him from outside to stop the game without more evidence than the stream and the words of this three biased persons. Nuku himself said everything was ok before the private Skype messages forced him to this decision. Please explain yourself.
I felt bad that I left game Bracket 4 game 3 to Nuku because I had to make this long phone call. Kontz got a right to challenge the game. Nuku was the ref and Monty was the host. Nuku did not see what happened because of his cold and casting duties. For that, Monty issued the decision, which he always can because ultimately, host is the final judge on all situations. But BLK, it was not like you weren't heard. In the twitch chat archive video of that game, your text floated while Nuku had the game on pause.