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Community leaders talk about collusion and pot splitting in fighting game tournaments

Posted by SFilp • April 15, 2013 at 5:16 p.m. PDT • Comments: 147
Some people felt that the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 grand finals at Texas Showdown between EG|Justin Wong and AGE|NYChrisG was an example of collusion or pot splitting. Since that time, there has been a lot of discussion on Twitter from from many notable names in the community on this subject.

Below is a short excerpt from the official EVO tournament rules on collusion, from Tom Cannon.
Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Director determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.
We have gathered quotes from Justin Wong, ChrisG, MarkMan (Mad Catz) and Victor Fontanez (Team Spooky) into the story here so you can see what is being discussed and offer your thoughts on the subject as well.

After Justin Wong and ChrisG played their first match of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 grand finals at Texas Showdown by random selecting their teams, they posted the following statements on their respective Twitter accounts. Note: After the first match, both competitors played their main teams, and the random select match apparently did not count towards the outcome of the tournament.
You can find more of the discussion by checking out the respective Twitter pages linked above in the embeds.
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