Let's start with the fact that the "Tournament Bans" topic is only for TC announcements and nobody else is supposed to write on it, yet OVERLORD abused his moderator powers to reply. I cannot quote his post, so I'll just repeat what he wrote.
"But yes, this is the only way to stop me."
Don't flatter yourself. Hard as it may seem to you to believe, not everybody hates you because they are jealous of you. Some of us actually despise you because we consider you a disgrace for this site because of your cheating.
"Without doing anything illegal, without playing a tournament..."
Wrong. You did break the rules. Although you made a big effort to slide over the rules without doing something theoretically illegal.
"...without having bad purposes (if i had why tell everyone who i am?) ONLY WANT THE GOOD OF THE SITE, BUT JEALOUSY FROM SOME PEOPLE IS FACT."
Wrong again. You did not tell everyone who you were. On one hand you claim that you did not have any bad purpose and it was obvious who you are. On the other hand, you neglected to mention it at the Alias Register thread and refused to admit who you were to texaspete09 and josephwhite (I'm not sure I have understood what happened with josephwhite, but texaspete09 certainly asked you who you were and you tried playing mind games with him). Clearly something doesn't add up.
I know you far too well to know that the only thing you care about is yourself, so spare us the morality lecture.
Also, you have created literally countless accounts, some of them recently (terror1st for sure), you have filled the leaderboards with your accounts, and now all of a sudden you are a strong advocate of getting rid of all aliases? You either had an epiphany, or you are trying to hide something; forgive me for tending to believe the latter one.
"Community: please see these ridiculous TC members acting like they have some extra power vs us and do whatever they want. The thing that you organise tournaments behind a PC is nothing. Everyone can do that. You should respect players and much more, a well known and the #1 player..."
MT, please open a case against this clown for publicly scoffing a TC for simply doing their job. Also, OVERLORD, I'd very much like to see you successfully run an online tournament if it's nothing. Finally: dude, it doesn't matter whether you are the best or the worst player at this site, nobody is above the law. Such a shameful statement from an MT member.
"First time im so angry with someone in stratego world."
Imagine how angry we are (I refer to those of us who are not blinded to your ill'doing by your talent). You are such a good player and yet you still choose to cheat. Such a disappointment. And don't start again with the "I didn't intend to cheat shit.". It was VERY simple to just write a post declaring your new alias, but the great OVERLORD can't be bothered. You are continuously walking close to the cliff, and you finally fell.
"STRATEGO means live."
Imagine my shock when I read this post. OVERLORD is using an excuse to convince us he doesn't care. Dude, when will you ever realise the more you try to persuade us you don't care, the more you actually do? Seriously, this ship has sailed.
"Bunch of idiots."
MT, please add this to the case I assume you are going to open.
Now, about the other posts.
1 year is simply to harsh a punishment.
I disagree. Actually on first thought it is, but judging by the fact that he has already been permanently banned once, that he now cheated again even though he is a moderator, and that this was the second time he breaks this rule, I feel it is justified. Also, Angel, because I like you and respect you, trust me: if you only knew about half the cheating this guy has done (especially the big one last year at EPOS2018), you would believe this guy should be banned for life from the site.
I also believe whilst it might not be the popular opinion, Higher rated players especially the world champion shouldn’t be banned at all.
We have the best player in the world in his prime and 1 year of his online tournament play will be gone for what?
Oh, Angel, come on buddy, seriously? You are asking the TC not to punish him based on his gaming level?
What is wrong with my talking style? All I was trying to say is you weren’t as transparent as you could have been, I wasn’t trying to get you banned from tournaments, I didn’t even know that was not allowed;
Again, sorry if you feel I am the reason for your ban...
Pete, don't apologise when you are right. OVERLORD just doesn't ever feel remorse when he's done something wrong and never assumes responsibility for anything. He d' rather just accuse everybody else.
Now will you clarify what you meant with the Notorious series post?
My bet is you should start searching for accounts named Notorious or something like that, they are probably OVERLORD's but he cannot be bothered to mention them at the Alias Register.
I get what you are saying now. When I initially asked if you had any other accounts in our game you thought I was just fooling around as if we both knew that I knew it was you. Now I was not 100% sure it was you, you were 74-0 at the time and I think there are other players on this site that can (or have) achieved that, like Spion, Sem, Major Nelson. I see this whole situation now as a simple misunderstanding where you took my initial question for irony. In this instance, it makes much more sense now why you didn’t feel it was necessary to answer my question immediately.
I have done 140-8 with ΙΩΝΑΣ. Truth be told, I have played very few games over the past months, but you don't know it, you couldn't take it for granted that it was OVERLORD you were playing against.
Unregistered aliases are an unfair advantage against unaware opponents in future tournaments as well. This is why there are out-of-competition doping controls in physical sports, and whereabouts registration (like our alias register). In sports, you cannot just stop playing tournaments, train for a year with doping, then just say you are active again and compete in official tournaments. For that to happen, you need to have been checked out-of-competition for a continuous period.
This is an excellent argument. In this case, OVERLORD could have assumed that he could create a dozen aliases while he is taking a break from tournaments without mentioning them at the Alias Register, delete them just before the next tournament he would take part in starts, and then do the same thing when the tournament ends. If you have basic logic, you realise there is something wrong with a player being allowed to do that.
Imagine that I create an alias as soon as the Winter Tournament starts, play against OVERLOD without there being any way for him to know it's me (and don't say "Who else would it be?", you have to be typical about these things), erase the account right before the Champions League starts, and then get matched up with OVERLORD in the tournament. Isn't this unfair for him?
Without getting into the specifics of the case, I think some on here should really re-calibrate their moral compasses.
Suggesting that a "top player" should be immune to consequences of their action(s) is just plain stupid and displaying a high level of favoritism.
Thank God somebody understands this.
When spion... was removed from TC tournament & ongoing WCO, no one really spoke up. When Sir_Balanos13 (you are malaka, alias) was removed for the same reason, no one batted an eye. Now Overlord is on the hot seat, people suddenly speak up. Hypocrisy at its best. You may argue with TC whether the proper procedure was followed and a fair & just ruling was made. Those who believe Overlord, or anyone else, just because of who they are, should be exempted from any consequences, granted that TC made a just & fair ruling, really should re-consider their positions. Some even cheered when Yangus was removed from WCO and banned from TC tournaments due to alias register violation (and other misconducts).
Another big truth, I really like this guy.
...whne I say that Overlord and top players should have an immunity, it is about tournaments, not about other cases.
So, Sebastien, you think a player should break tournament rules without having to worry about the consequences just because he is a top player?
We have a dead game, dead site.
....we perfectly know he doesn't need to scout setups to be good.
Define good. Perhaps in order to reach 1300 you do need to scout set ups. I AM NOT SAYING THAT OVERLORD SURPASSED 1300 BECAUSE HE SCOUTED SET UPS. But it never hurts to know what set-up your opponent is using.
Let's use another example (again, not saying OVERLORD did any of that but just to show that your point is faulty)
The Champions League begins right after the end of WinterTourn.
Let's say , instead of registering for WT I make 200 alias accounts, raise them all to platinum and start scouting platinum players' setups.
When ChL begins I declare those 200 accounts.
Based on your interepretation I have done nothing wrong and I should not be banned.
Of course, this case is far lighter than what I described, but based on your interpretation of the rules I could do that and be just fine.
I hope you do see you have made a mistake there.
Wow, roeczak actually thought of a similar example. Well there it is, do you need to hear it again?
To sum up:
I understand that many of you believe that OVERLORD didn't really intend to cheat. This may be the case (this time), but judging by his cheating record, I'm sorry I don't want to give him the benefit of the doubt. The fact that he did cheat doesn't change, and certainly the fact that he is a top player does not constitute an excuse. It was plain simple for him to write a post at the Alias register, or just admit right after getting matched up with texaspete09 who he was, but he chose to show off that he can detour the rules without doing anything illegal. Too bad for him his thinking was erroneous and he did break the rules.
I would also like to congratulate the TC for having the integrity to make this decision even though it was clear that it would raise many objections. No one is above the law.
If someone objects with my post, reply with arguments on where you disagree. No emotions and crap.