Blizzard and MLG talk World Championship Series troubles, cheaters, and wrongful disqualifications
Blizzard's World Championship Series is having a tough go this year, with accusations of cheating and bracketing mistakes on Major League Gaming's behalf. GameSpot's Rod "Slasher" Breslau recently spoke to Blizzard and MLG regarding these troubles, and revealed how the two are handling the cheaters and wrongful disqualifications.
What's interesting is seeing how far the repurcussions for one player's behavior have gone. Anyone who lost to him now has a second chance to play in the Series, and Blizzard now has to prove they can deal with the current problems as well as future events. One bad apple spoils the bunch, and in this case, one bad cheater has caused a chain of problems for players and event organizers alike.
Blizzard recently overhauled its World Championship Series, and shortly thereafter, bought assets from the IGN Pro League to further increase the company's influence in eSports. If Blizzard can handle this year's World Championship Series problems well it will be good practice for taking more control over its competitions.