Rodion wrote:Let's dot the i's and cross the t's here.
1 - Blitz playing quads with cooks or other low rankers is not against any rule. You can argue that is imoral, but not ilegal.
2 - Blitz sitting only the games that concern his persona is not against any rule. You can argue that is selfish, imoral, but not ilegal.
3 - The fact that Blitz is still doing those things is not absurd at all. If he thinks he didn't do anything wrong, he has no reason to behave differently. Granted, if admin/mods think he is punishable, the fact that he kept doing it will probably be an aggravating circumstance, but that's a (small) risk he's assuming.
4 - Blitz only broke 1 rule here, which was joining public (non-tournament) games for Jobiwan. This one doesn't even need to be investigated as he confessed (page 1).
5 - You could try to argue that him joining tournament games for Jobiwan when he knew Jobiwan would deadbeat them constitutes some sort of infraction, but that is pretty damn hard to prove. Unless he was PMed/walled by Jobiwan saying he wouldn't be able to continue playing, only way to produce proof against Blitz would be through a lobotomy.
In the end, Blitz should only be held responsible for "4" (joining public games for Jobiwan). And, if I learned anything about how C&A forum works when judging prominent premium community members, everything will end with a slap on the wrist.
You neglect to add the possibility (unproven, possibly unprovable) of 6: jobiwan's account JOINING new tournaments while deadbeating out of several already. Who actually signed up for the tournaments? Of course, once IN the tournaments, it's perfectly LEGAL to join the games for them.
I ask this: Is it reasonable to believe that someone having extreme difficulty finding enough time to take turns, relying on team-mates to take team games, in the process of deadbeating out of several tournaments... Would continue to sign up for MORE tournaments?
I don't know when these tournaments started, or when jobiwan's deadbeating started... I'm no mod, no hunter... but this question has been hinted at in the debate. Someone has to ask it.
I don't know if Blitz is guilty. I doubt it, because it seems such a transparent way to screw up. But a lot of "smart" people throughout history have screwed up in ways that, in hindsight, seem like silly errors to make. I think the full investigation should be made, so Blitz can either be proved innocent or caught, as appropriate. I'll hope for the former.