The ethics committee have reached decisions on past cases of rule breaking across Clan League that have not yet been dealt with. To be more transparent we will be summarising our findings with the announcement of our decisions. As a preface to both, it is important to state the overarching thoughts in dealing with these cases. The overall aim of this committee was to discipline where necessary, but with leniency where possible in order for CL to continue being fair and
still a fun, competitive event for the community. For that reason it was decided to avoid bans where possible and instead apply reductions to the 3 maximum slots a player can use in a given CL season. In determining these limitations a number of factors were given consideration.
- All cases have been held up against the rules in effect at the time, but due to vague and unspecific rulesets of past seasons, as well as rulings of former CL panels, certain cases have been judged more leniently/harshly as a result.
- Where accounts were shared for CL, both the person sharing the account and the person playing on the account were considered to be complicit, nuances withstanding. Similarly, players who did not directly break the rules, but either knew about rules being broken and tried to either hide it or failed to report it have been judged as complicit and will face appropriate consequences.
- The committee did not want to punish a clan as a whole when the case was not a clan wide incident and has rather dealt with guilty individuals where possible so that innocent clan members can continue to compete.
- Those who came forward about their involvement in these past cases have been shown leniency and given reduced verdicts in recognition of their shared value for a fair and honest competition going forward. We hope this will encourage people in the future to always come forward with cases of rule breaking. Nevertheless, they could not walk away with no penalty. After much deliberation and review, our approach was to lower the severity by two increments for coming forward; a minimum 1 slot penalty still withstanding.
As updated rules are announced at beginning of future seasons, the rulings that made here will not necessarily be used as precedents for future incidents, but the same overarching thought process above can be expected. In the future, we of course hope the rules will not be broken, though we wish to make it clear any future rulings that are made by this committee are expected to have greater benefit for those who will come forward, and greater consequences for those who do not report it when they have knowledge of rules being broken.
Due to it probably not being seen by most at the time and this thread probably getting much more attention, here I would like to remind that the structure that the new administration team is following (specifically towards the rules and rule breaking sides). The structure is set up so that there is a main Leader in charge of all administration. There is an Ethics committee that was elected to deal with any rule breakings and rules. An Audit panel that is to be contacted in case thought of Ethics committee wrongdoing.
If for example you have any questions/appeals regarding any of the Ethics committee rulings it should be brought to us but in case you are appealing our thought process/integrity then it should be done via the Audit panel.
Here are the people in each role:
TBest - Leader of Clan League and Main Administrator (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=856960317
Math Wolf - Audit Panel (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=253091943
Ko - Audit Panel (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7818276235
Reza - Ethics Committee (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=398976518
Edge - Ethics Committee (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7432342455
Red Army - Ethics Committee (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=7732083958
Min34 - Ethics Committee (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=538068105
Psykkoman - Ethics Committee (https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=5056337626
Below are all cases that the committee knew of and have deliberated. Evidence gathered and 'interviews' conducted for all cases are stored and if required can be shown. Also, the incidents are sorted by CL season due to generally falling under the same rules, and the cases are identified by clan due to some involving several players; this does NOT mean it was a clan wide incident.