HoneyBee disqualified from Summit of Time for an altercation with another player; organizers and competitor release statements

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 12, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. PDT | Comments: 28

Summit of Time brought together 16 of the greatest Mortal Kombat 11 players in the world for a weekend of fun and intense competition, but one of those competitors is going home a bit earlier than planned due to some actions performed outside of the game itself.

Beyond the Summit FGC announced earlier this morning that they were disqualifying Tim "BC|HoneyBee" Commandeur from the Summit of Time singles bracket main event for violating their player code of conduct.

"Yesterday, Honeybee violated our player code of conduct and unfortunately, due to the nature of the incident, we have disqualified him from the tournament," reads a Twitter statement by BTS FGC. "As a result, his first round opponent will receive a bye."

Commandeur has also taken to Twitter to briefly speak out about the incident and confirms that he did indeed get into an altercation with another unnamed player at the Summit. HoneyBee says he takes full responsibility for his actions, understands why he was disqualified and apologizes to everyone involved.

"One thing I want to add to this is just that myself and the other player are 100% cool. I apologized to him personally and there is no ill will/hard feelings etc and if it was up to him I would not have been DQd" - HoneyBee

This altercation appears to have happened outside of the stream, so it is unknown what the confrontation entailed though HoneyBee followed up his official response stating that he and the other player have worked things out and there are no longer reportedly any hard feelings between them.

PG|KitanaPrime was scheduled to be HoneyBee's first opponent on the losers side of the bracket, so due to the disqualification, KitanaPrime received a first-round bye to face END|Scar.

HoneyBee was one of the initial 10 competitors invited to participate in Mortal Kombat's first summit alongside other top players like FOX|SonicFox, PG|Hayatei, NASR|Tekken Master and others.

Commandeur has consistently been one of the strongest NetherRealm fighting game players since the first Injustice game launched most notably taking home second place at EVO 2017 and third place at EVO 2015.

Beastcoast, HoneyBee's official sponsor, has not made a statement about the matter as of the time of reporting. You can find BTS FGC and HoneyBee's official statements about the disqualification from Summit of Time below.

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HoneyBee's Statement in Regards to the Summit Situation

I made a mistake and broke the Summit of Time rules. I got into an altercation with another player. It was my fault, and I take full responsibility for my actions. They have disqualified me from the event for my misconduct, and unfortunately I won't be able to participate in the bracket today. I understand this was necessary. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to all my fans, the rest of the players at the event, Summit / BTS and beastcoast. I promise to learn from this mistake and that it won't happen again.

Photo source: Beyond the Summit - FGC.

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