The online qualifier for the biggest Call of Duty tournament of the year began today. Thirty-two teams entered and competed for ten remaining spots in the Call of Duty Championship. However, due to Kingdom eSports allegedly using a ringer, they have been disqualified from the tournament.
A ringer is “a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses.” According to Everett “Small” Coleman, League Operations Manager with the Call of Duty World League, Kingdom eSports was using “one or more ringers” in the qualifier.
The team has been removed from the competition and the bracket has been adjusted accordingly. Before being removed, Kingdom eSports defeated both Next Threat and Team Kaliber 3-0. Next Threat and Team Kaliber will now face off in the winners bracket of the qualifier and other matches have been reverted.
Just want to say the players are released and will no longer have any affiliation with Kingdom eSports. I am (cont) https://t.co/HCc21BfLy3
— Kingdom eSports (@KingdomeSports_) August 14, 2016
Further information on the disqualification has not yet been provided. Stay tuned to GAMURS for all the information on this developing situation.