FACEIT has dropped the hammer
FACEIT have announced that Fam143 has been disqualified from the North America closed qualifier for the Americas Minor. This is due to one of the members of the team not disclosing a "secondary VAC-banned account."
⚠️ #FACEITMJR update ⚠️— FACEIT (@FACEIT) June 22, 2018
Fam143 has been disqualified from the FACEIT Minor American Closed Qualifier for having a player with a secondary VAC-banned account and failing to report before a set time.
We’re in the process of finding a replacement team.
With Valve blocking anyone with a VAC ban from events they back, such a decision should have been expected from the outset. Whether or not the individual remains on the Fam143 roster is still to be seen, with the team currently holding a respectable 6th position in the MDL on a 6-3 record.
With FACEIT still looking to select a replacement, an obvious team could be The Entourage, who were beaten by Fam143 in the third open qualifier. Whoever the replacement team is, they will face Rogue in the first round of the closed qualifier.
The current list of teams are as follows:
Dust2.us has reached out to FACEIT for more information, but are yet to receive a response. Fam143 have also announced that they are set to release a statement regarding their disqualification.
We will be releasing a statement in regards to the @FACEIT closed qualifier— Fam143™ (@Fam143TM) June 22, 2018
UPDATE: William "LaffyTs" Robertin has revealed himself to be the player in question.
Fam143's statement can be found here.