eSports

Competitive Ruling: MexicanGardener

It has come to our attention that MexicanGardener has been penalized with a 12 month ban by Cybergamer for cheating in Paladins matches. After discussing the ban with the Cybergamer Operations Manager, we have decided to apply the same ban with respect to Gamestah’s online tournaments.

Ruling: MexicanGardener is banned from participating in any Gamestah tournaments for 12 months from today (9 February 2017)

A specific inquiry has been made regarding MexicanGardener’s participation in HEYPAL Week 2 as a sub for Abyss. We have been provided with a YouTube clip as evidence of MexicanGardener’s cheating. However, we are unable to conclusively find that he was cheating during the HEYPAL matches at this stage. For this reason we will not be reversing the results of those matches, nor applying any further penalties to Abyss for using him as a sub. However, we will reconsider this should evidence come to light that conclusively shows MexicanGardener was cheating during HEYPAL matches.

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GAMESTAH SUMMER 2017

Gamestah will be kicking off the 2017 eSports Season with competitions in Heroes of the Storm, Rocket League and Paladins!

Heroes of the Storm

Gamestah has been commissioned by Blizzard ANZ to run one of two qualifiers for the first round of the ANZ conference of the Heroes Global Championship 2017! We’re excited to present the Gamestah HotS Summer Qualifiers, featuring a special Royal Rumble free-agent ODC, run by @mortondshort and four weeks of intense HotS action!

The Gamestah Royal Rumble will take place on 15 January, and then the Summer Qualification series runs Tuesdays from 17 January. For details go here.

Rocket League

We are pleased to announce the return of HEYGRL! We’ll be inviting the top 8 teams in the region to participate, and then hosting open qualifiers on the weekend of 21 January, to complete the tournament roster of 16 teams. The group stage will take place on Monday nights, starting 23 January, with a finals series featuring the top 8 teams to be played on Saturday 18 February! More details will be released about HEYGRL 2 over the next few weeks, so make sure to follow Gamestah on Twitter for the announcements (don’t forget to turn notifications from Gamestah on!)

Paladins

Hi-Rez’s latest release has taken OCE by storm and Gamestah is excited to get involved with the Paladin’s eSports community in January 2017! We’re still working out the details, but we’ll be looking to feature a weekly series with a format similar to the highly successful ZOWIESTAH. Make sure you’re following Gamestah on Twitter for announcements as we firm up details over the coming weeks.

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