CaptainZack banned from 2GG Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events effective immediately due to admittance of match fixing

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 5, 2019 at 3:51 p.m. PDT

It's been announced by 2GG, a tournament organizer group within the Smash community, that CaptainZack will be banned from their future events effective immediately. The reason provided for this imposed ban was due to match fixing.

"Effective immediately, CaptainZack will be banned from competing at all 2GG events due to match fixing at Prime Saga and MomoCon 2019," stated 2GG in their statement. "Both events ran by us. Match fixing is wrong and hurts the integrity and spirit of competition. Don’t do it."

Early last month, former professional Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitor Ally (27) made the decision to retire after admitting to having a romantic relationship with CaptainZack, who was 16 at the time. Ally is a resident of Canada, where the age of consent is 16-years-old.

The recent ban is yet another result of the interaction that occurred between these two. As admitted by CaptainZack himself in a TwitLonger post, Ally was told by CaptainZack to throw his matches against GW|Zackray at Prime Saga and NRG|Nairo at Momocon.

"I apologize to Nairo and Zackray for ruining the integrity of competition and to the entire community for letting my personal relationship affect an entire result," stated CaptainZack. "I'm really sorry for what I did and I know it was wrong. The thing about all of this though is that Ally and I have talked about it and we understand each other's side. We both decided to let the throwing situation go, yet somehow it was leaked to that Twitter account and they decided to post it without either of our consent."

After CaptainZack was told that he would not be permitted to compete at this year's Super Smash Con, he stated that he agreed with the decision and was glad to take responsbility for his actions. He also indicated that he would still be present at the event, but only as a spectator.

"I didn't have to post this as all 'evidence' was speculative, but I thought it was the right thing to do," continued CaptainZack on the TwitLonger thread. "After posting this, I'll take a small break from posting so much on twitter, and I really want us all to start taking steps forward from simply just wanting to cancel people regardless of the victim's (me or Ally for different reasons) wishes. I vow to never try to manipulate a match result again and the case of me is being looked at and being dealt with."

No timeline was provided by 2GG on when the ban would be lifted, if ever.

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