I feel the need to chime in even though i've deactivated my old account so here I am. I'm the one who originally brought up the fact that Chubbyrain threw his match on stream to push Jazza into the top 8 in one of the metagame threads.
This is a competition. Integrity is a crucial part of competition. Throwing a match is harmful in any competition. The winner of the match should move on. The loser shouldn't. The facts are chubbyrain had this match won 100% and he knew it. He clicks concede to push his friend into the top 8. It sounds like a nice thing to do to help your friend out like that right? It's actually extremely selfish because as mentioned earlier in this thread, someone who actually EARNED their win got denied a top 8 spot. How often does this happen? Do you realize that this also nullifies the metagame analysis/data extracted from the tournaments making it inaccurate? What happened makes shops look even more dominant. You are doing a disservice to the community by falsifying this data. In every competition, wins have to be earned. It's not like Chubby had to leave. He kept playing the rest of the tournament. Play with integrity, not greed in mind. It's not about whether or not something was in it for you or your friend. It's about fair competition and making sure others aren't getting screwed by your actions. This has happened twice so far to my knowledge. Based of what i've read in this thread, it sounds like it happens rather frequently. It's a shame people sacrifice their integrity like this.
@brianpk80 Characterizing another player's behavior for not giving someone the free win as "hostile behavior" is pathetic. Your attempts at shaming others for playing with integrity is sad.
@ChubbyRain What you did is considered MATCHFIXING. You literally determined the outcome of the match before the match started because you had zero chance at making top 8. "Oh i'm just gonna scoop to jazza no matter because i don't have a chance to make top 8 but he does if he advances." This is MATCHFIXING and MATCHFIXING IS WRONG. You still had reason to play - better prize/glory. You literally would have made at worst, 16th place that day instead of 17th and doubled your prize. If you didn't want to play or have to go, you drop out. Did you know that MATCHFIXING completely killed off an esport in Korea? Stop damaging the integrity of fair competition.
Avoid screwing others over and report your matches honestly because if you don't, you are being an asshole to other people who earned their spot. It's not just about prize, it's also about glory and fair competition. Stop robbing people of it, it's not cool.
All you guys are doing is abusing a flawed system in place for personal gain within your group of friends at the cost of others. STOP ABUSING IT!
How do you think newcomers or potential new players will think about this sort of thing? How do you think they will feel when they know that even if they earn their spot and play well, they can get shafted out of glory/prize because of these types of actions? You honestly think this is acceptable behavior? Have some respect for the other people who pay ALOT of money to play this format and stop matchfixing, it's more harmful than my complaints about vintage as of late.