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Pretty harsh punishment.
People should not ruin the tournaments for others.
I am in a position where I could withdraw and automatically hand Leppie second place over panther65, giving leppie a chance at promotion. What kind of punishment do I deserve if I do that?
You'll certainly lose popularity, and people won't trust you anymore I think.
TC will look into this proposal.
I don't think too many on here care for me to begin with, but I was not threatening to do this. My point is that the punishment for being that sort of dickhead should be harsh.
Please note, I would like this proposal to apply to this iteration of the PL.
Permanent ban may be a bit harsh, but I definitely agree this ruins the experience for others and is serious. I would vote for a many-month or even an one-year ban.
It should be treated as if the withdrawing player is trying to help another competitor win, which should carry a permanent ban. The missed games do not have to be played right away, but if they never get played, then the punishment needs to be severe.
It is against site rules to use another person's account. (T&C 4.2.) If such is ascertained, someone should be PB'd from the site, not just tournaments.
I do agree that, in general, withdrawals are treated too leniently. Permanent ban is pretty harsh though, I'm sure there are some rare circumstances where something really has suddenly come up and someone needs to withdraw respectfully. Maybe like a 6 month ban?
I think just 1 tournament ban for the first time if they do it again a 6 month ban if happens again 1 year and eventually to a life long. Going straight to a 6 month or 1 year ban is pushing it.
Can we also apply Texaspete example of the rare occasion for a legitimate reason. Even mt gives disconnectors a benefit of the doubt if there is no clear reason that they disconnected for poor sported reasons.
If a regular tournamnet participant withdraws where they had not just lost or a bad dispute did not take place, chances are the withdrawal was not in bad motive and should be recognized as no punishment needed. If the player either has a reputation for withdraws, no shows, withdrawing after a loss, crys about a dispute...yes the punishment should take place. I'm sure some of the long time tournament players can name a few players that fall under the latter of my examples.