The Clash Of Clans (COC) monthly events which usually take place offline at the ESL studio in Katowice. But this time has to take place online because of the nationwide pandemic and concerned social distancing. Thus certain strict rules and regulations have been created by the organizers of ESL and COC in order to conduct the competition online and ensure a smooth implementation throughout it.
Six groups qualify in the Clash Of Clans 2020 World Championship. These then compete for the World Champion Crown which is the final round. Two teams from each group compete with each other leading to double elimination of the defeated teams. Both the two teams from India – Team Indians and Team Dark Tangent Esports – participated in the Championship and made it to the playoffs incredibly well. Even though The Team Indian Clashers won against Tribe Gaming, the Dark Tangent Esports team was unfortunately accompanied by network issues and thus disconnected from the camera. It was a part of the ESL rules that the teams shall strictly keep their cameras on throughout the tournament to maintain the integrity and prevent cheating. Taking this as a violation to the rules, Team Dark Tangent Esports was disqualified from the Championship.
The Indian Clash Of Clans Community justifies the decision as vague and absurd since the team was leading by a score also. There are many times when the internet is not stable enough and there are various places which have little access to it and disqualifying the Indian team for a network issue needs more recapitulation. The Dark Tangent Esports tweeted about this issue as,” Don’t you guys have the decency to discuss with our players before disqualifying us. Have some transparency before destroying our careers. We have proofs.” If they consider the issue, then there’s a chance of the Indian Team winning!