Change of NW5 rules during the competition
Dear players, attendees, NW organizers and developers of this amazing game, thank you for the great work you’ve been doing.
We are delighted to have gathered to take part in the NW5.
However, after the start of current national wars it turned out that 17 players of 9 teams participate in violation of the rules (Clause 8). It says that a player who was banned during the fourth national wars or later cannot take part in these national wars.
Before the start of the competition, we clarified the understanding of clause 8 of the rules. We received an answer from the organizers that a ban is a ban, a violation is a violation, so we have double checked all our players to ensure there are no violations.
The rules of participation were published on the official game forum more than a month before the NW5, so we believe that there was enough time to gather teams without breaking the rules.
We also offered team leaders who were affected by the ban issue to speak out publicly but they decided to keep it quiet, and vote for changing the rules right during the competition (except the French team, which spoke openly about ban issue in the team and decently decided not to take part in the vote).
The vote was taking place and most of affected teams also decided to vote. Based on current results of the vote, they decided to forgive these teams and replace the scores of those participants who were banned with scores of players who even don’t take part at the NW5 (as a team members).
We believe that changing the rules and criteria for participation during the competition is completely against the fair play policy, it shows disrespect for all participants of the event and puts all participants in the competition in unequal conditions.
Therefore, we withdraw our teams from the NW5, since most of our players do not want to participate in such an unfair competition, so, please, disregard our results. We hope that other teams will support us in this decision.
Thanks to all players and teams playing with respect to fair play rules, it was an honor to participate at the NW5 together with you.
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