Recently there was a thread created by Snoopy in regards to the decision to overturn a match between Pika and LION, which was then voided out due to ringing. CatLoMein also found himself facing a complete ban from participation in the DreamHoN Online Summer Championships. We also previously did not punish BoCe due to their non-involvement with the situation. During today's match between Complexity and BoCe, this changed.
CatLoMein was found to be playing on the account CaBoR today despite his ban which was effective immediately upon issuance. Because of this, the team BoCe will be removed from the DreamHoN Online Summer Championships. The $250.00 they would have earned having placed in the top 32 teams is now forfeit and will return to the prize pool and be redistributed amongst the 31 remaining teams. All teams who are scheduled to play BoCe or have played BoCe in the past will be automatically awarded a 2-0 Victory with a value of 3 points.
Due to the excessive penalties that have needed to occur in regards to account sharing and ringing, the Official Tournament Administrators and I have begun digging through previous matches and have exposed multiple accounts that were either used for ringing or seem to have been created for the sole purpose of account sharing. This violation of the official game and legal rules is unacceptable as it not only diminishes the integrity of the tournament being played but also breaks the Terms of Service set forth by S2 Games and Heroes of Newerth.
Therefore; any future infraction of account sharing that occurs in an Official Heroes of Newerth tournament will result in the immediate disqualification of the team who allowed the account sharing, forfeiture of winnings earned, and a permanent account ban. Your account, sub-accounts, and all store purchases will be permanently disabled.
This rule will not be retroactively enforced. All official tournament games from 8/10/2012 will uphold this zero tolerance policy.