Collusion during Frosty Faustings' Blazblue grand finals results in 3rd place winner receiving 1st and 2nd place's $500 pot bonus

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 30, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. PST

Frosty Faustings VI, Chicago's 2nd largest tournament, took place this past weekend and with it, a bit of controversy arose during the Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma grand finals. The two players, who happen to be brothers, made it into the grand finals set playing Carl and Platinum throughout the entire event.

Upon reaching grand finals, the brothers intended to split the prize money, and because of that, they both opted to play as Izayoi instead of their main characters. When asked by the tournament organizer if this selection was merely a button check, they replied saying that it was indeed an actual match, and admitted to colluding.

Shinsyn, the tournament organizer, decided to put his foot down, and had the two brothers play out the grand finals set using their actual characters. As a result of the collusion, the TO penalized the two finalists by taking away the pot bonuses, (originally intended for 1st and 2nd place), and awarded them to the 3rd place winner, whom he felt fought the hardest out of everyone who competed in the tournament. The 3rd place winner was given an extra $500 in pot bonuses.

You can check out the stream archive where all of this goes down, but be forewarned, there is a ton of language NSFW used here.

The collusion initially occurs at roughly 7:06:05 in the stream archive.

At around 7:24:35, you'll see Shinsyn (the tournament organizer) awarding ChosenNinja (the 3rd place winner) with the pot bonuses originally intended for 1st and 2nd place.

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