Fan favorite Take5 was disqualified from the MLG Columbus Championship qualifier for using standins.
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, Take5’s team captain, just broke over Twitter that his team has been disqualified from the Major League Gaming Columbus Championship qualifiers for using an unregistered standins in their match against VexX Gaming yesterday. VexX will, according to Ho, move forward in the bracket due to Take5’s forfeiture.
When GameSpot eSports asked Major League Gaming for a comment, Executive Vice President Adam Apicella told us:
“Take5 reached out to us about a roster change on 10/3. We let them know they could make additions to their roster prior to their first match. However, they made no additions to their roster. On 10/7, the day of their first match, they played a match with 2 stand ins that were not on their registered tournament roster, resulting in a DQ.
Their original tournament roster consisted of:
On the night of 10/7 Arteezy and Demon did not show up and were replaced by players that were not on the official roster.”
A comment on Reddit appeared shortly after the news broke that alleged Take5 had used Arif “MSS” Anwar, the new mid player from Evil Geniuses, in their match. When GameSpot asked Ho whether he could confirm or deny the allegation he declined to comment.
The MLG Columbus Championship will take place on November 22nd to 24th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament will feature nine of the best Dota 2 teams from around the world, including the International 3 winners Alliance, Na’vi, DK, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, and boasts a $ 50,000 prize pool.