Harvard University’s motto, “Veritas,” feels more apt than usual this month as the truth came out about some of the school’s students and their attempt to cheat in a Heroes of the Storm tournament.
Blizzard ruled that teams from Harvard and Michigan engaged in sharing account access with non-registered players as part of the ongoing Heroes of the Dorm tournament. The studio not only yanked the teams from the tourney but is considering taking account action against those involved as well. Considering that this touches upon a competition for part of a $500,000 prize pool, it’s definitely serious business for all parties.
“We have found that players from Team Ambush have violated several tournament rules,” Blizzard posted. “An investigation by Tespa and Blizzard Entertainment revealed that a player on Team Ambush was sharing his Battle.net account with a higher-rated player who was not on his team’s roster during official tournament matches. As a result, Team Ambush has been disqualified from Heroes of the Dorm […] Team Hot Boys from Michigan was disqualified in the Round of 64 for a similar issue, and the players involved will face similar disciplinary action.”