EZ5 player Carlo "Dcop" Delsol has put the PAX Arena $10k tournament organizers on blast after getting his team disqualified right before playing the Upper Bracket Finals as T.Os found out Delsol was not a resident of the United States, thus barred from competing.
Dcop mentioned on social media that it all seemed rather confusing, as his team received a personal invitation to participate in the Tier 2 event, and even played out the first week of the tournament without a single hitch.
Step 1 > Get directly invited to play in the @pax $10K tourney— Dcop 🏹 (@dcopGG) July 15, 2021
Step 2 > Play first week without a problem
Step 3 > Upper finals vs @VirtuosoVAL today, we have a small server dispute and the admins tell me I can't play because I'm Mexican
Step 4 > we got dqed LMAOOOOO
Dcop added that his exclusion doesn't bother him as there might be legal repercussions behind the scenes players are not aware of, but having a week's worth of playtime gone to waste is "infuriating."
As EZ5 was set to face Virtuoso, a "small server dispute" somehow led the organizers to find out about Dcop's residential situation. As a result of the disqualification, Virtuoso would end up dropping from the event as a show of solidarity.
PAX Arena issued a response, stating that after being presented with documentation, the "legal counsel for PAX determined that the player was ineligible to compete," opting to disqualify Dcop. While EZ5 had the opportunity to utilize a registered sub, they opted to forfeit the event.
As a result of this decision, Mozzymembas and GoodFellas will now be competing in the grand finals, with both teams previously set to play in the Lower Bracket Round 5 of the event.