nosraC and co. have been penalized for forfeiting the final

ESEA issues ruling regarding Premier Season 39 Grand Final

ChocoCheck will drop to third place following the decision, and lose their ESL Pro League Conference Spot.

ESEA have issued a statement on the ESEA Premier Season 39 grand final, during which ChocoCheck were unable to field a full roster, thereby handing the title to Extra Salt by default. The ruling states that ChocoCheck have been stripped of their second-place finish, and all associated qualifications, points, or financial benefits that come with it. They have been given third place, and the original third-placed team, paiN, have been awarded the runner-up spot.

In this ruling, ESEA also state that ChocoCheck's no-show in the grand final in particular is one of the reasons they increased the severity of the punishment. Because little notice was given in advance, ESEA were unable to replace them with the third-placed paiN, resulting in no final being played, as the game was unable to be rescheduled.

Prior to this ruling, ChocoCheck's second-place finish would have seen them go to the ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference in lieu of the former Extra Salt roster due to the latter squad recently being signed by Complexity. As Complexity is a member in ESL’s Louvre Agreement, any team that represents the organization is guaranteed participation in the ESL Pro League, freeing up their spot in the Conference.

ChocoCheck's place in ESL Challenger Season 40 remains unchanged following this ruling, and their season is already off to a good start after beating Disconnected in their first match. Another spot in ESL Pro League Conference Season 16 is still up for grabs for the ESL Challenger Season 40 champion.

The revised standings for ESEA Premier Season 39 are:

1. Extra Salt - $20,000
2. Brazil paiN - $12,000 + ESL Pro League Conference Season 16
3. United States ChocoCheck- $6,500
4. United States RBG- $4,000
5-6. United States Bad News Bears - $2,500
5-6. United States Party Astronauts - $2,500
7-8. United States Triumph - $1,250
7-8. Brazil oNe - $1,250

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January 22, 2022 03:42PM
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