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Complexity Disqualified from HCS London 2024


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TLDR; Complexity have confirmed Halo Pro Spartan tampering with his SSD on LAN to improve his PC performance, causing the entire roster to be disqualified.

Complexity disqualified from HCS London 2024, 

During a routine equipment check ahead of their match against FaZe, Tyler "Spartan" Ganza was found using an unapproved SSD containing software to "improve the performance of the PC." 

Because of the verbiage of the ruling in the HCS its considered cheating at the tournament to do so. 

RULING:

Competitive integrity and fairness are paramount to the HCS, our partnered teams, players, and community. Due to the tampering of official league provided equipment and the nature of gaining a competitive advantage in the tournament as a result of tampering, Complexity have been disqualified from the tournament.

HCS 2024 Program Handbook v2.0 (emphasis added):

“C. Cheating
The Administration understands that it has an obligation to facilitate a level playing field for all competitors. Competing fairly and to the best of your ability is important towards fostering a healthy competitive environment, and the Administration is committed to ensuring the facilitation of fair competition throughout the duration of the Program and beyond. Any form of cheating, whether intentional or not, by any Participant is strictly prohibited. Participants are required and expected to maintain cognizance of these Official Rules and any form of cheating or violation of these rules, or the spirit of these rules, either intentionally or unintentionally, will result in penalties in accordance with the Code of Conduct. All Participants are prohibited from influencing or manipulating a Game or Match so that the outcome is determined by anything other than fair and reasonable play….

6. League Required Equipment

  • Failure to use Provided Equipment
  • Using unauthorized or unapproved equipment”

"3. General

  • 3.1. Any violation of the rules set forth in the Handbook, Code of Conduct, or in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, any form of cheating, may result in a forfeit of the Game/Match and/or disqualification from the Tournament."

Per the HCS 2024 Program Handbook v2.0 and the HCS Major London 2024 Official Rules v1.3, the HCS administration has disqualified Complexity from the HCS London Major. Further rulings against Spartan will be determined after the tournament. 

The official statement from Complexity linked here! [ https://complexity.gg/complexity-halo-statement/ ] 

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