Dec 24, 2012

Absolute Legends Admits to Ghosting Team Dynamics During Qualifier

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Earlier today, George "Zekent" Liu admitted that his team ghosted Team Dynamic during the qualifying match. For those of you who know Zekent/Spamhappy, such behavior doesn't seem like something he would do, but confessing an apology quickly certainly is.

For those of you unfamiliar with "ghosting", it's basically watching the enemy team's movements that are normally concealed by the fog of war. Sometimes people do it by watching them as they stream; in this case they did it via spectator mode.

Here's his full apology that he posted on reddit earlier today:
We know that it was wrong and we feel obligated to formally post an apology before **** hits the fan.
After this first game, we chose to knock out the spectator option to prevent the temptation.
We are sincerely sorry to TD and hope that this doesn’t affect peoples’ views on LoL as an e-sport.
On behalf of myself and my team,
-Zekent  
Edit: I’m honestly glad that TD won the BO3. We felt like **** after the first game due to what transpired.
Edit2: We took out the spectator option after the first game. We know it was a huge mistake and didn’t want the temptation to happen.

Above is a screenshot of the conversation that took place during this ghosting session (click to enlarge)

Unstoppable: WHERE THERE WARDS
Ariana: UHH
Unstoppable: THEIR
Ariana: at top, the side brush, by turret, their side
Unstoppable: so tri, o
Ariana: si
Unstoppable: that bush? k
Ariana: well, side bush
Unstoppable: k, i got it, that sit
Ariana: thats it lol WELL THEY HAD UR BLOO BUT IT WENT OUT

As you can see from this limited evidence, it the ghosting seems to have been limited to only a few players, and the rest of the team did feel badly enough to denounce it and continue the next games without ghosting.

It's also important to note that although they were ghosting, it was in spectator mode; this means that anything they saw was 3 minutes behind. Either way, this seems like a bit of moral failure on their part that I hope doesn't happen again.

What do you guys think about the whole situation? Comment below!




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3 comments:

  1. What is ghosting?

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  2. someone watch the match as spectator and say to the other team where are they or theyr wards but with a 3 min delay

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  3. SSJSuntasticDecember 24, 2012

    Thanks for answering his question Lordgenoma! That's a good point jee. I'll add in a description of ghosting into this post.

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