The grand ultimate within the Hearthstone European Grandmasters match ended dramatically when France’s Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hailintentionally disconnected from the match towards Spain’s David “Frenetic” Neila.
With each gamers tied at two video games in the perfect of three grand ultimate, xBlyzes, at low well being with no creatures in play, couldn’t summon a final ditch protection towards Frenetic’s onslaught. Instead of conceding the match or letting Frenetic end him off as is typical in Hearthstone and different card video games, xBlyzes selected to stroll away, disconnecting from the sport in what appears to be a ragequit.
xBlyzes is a 20-year-old skilled Hearthstone participant who received the Season 2 European Grandmasters Tournament in 2020.
On Twitter, xBlyzes took his loss laborious and defended his habits as many mentioned it was unsportsmanlike.
“Sry [sic] to be mad because I lost the most important match of my life,” he tweeted responding to a fan’s critique.
xBlyzes had a tricky time throughout this eight-week lengthy Grandmasters match. Earlier within the competitors, he was fined and docked two factors for arriving late to a match and was accused of win buying and selling together with his opponent Zhym. Win buying and selling entails agreeing to lose a match in trade for cash or later wins and is towards match guidelines.
In a Twitlonger, translated from French by Kotaku, xBlyzes denies the accusation saying, “I’m not so silly to the purpose of voluntarily wintrading and to remain round.
“I’ve by no means cheated in my life, and I’d by no means cheat,” the put up continued.
A second place end nets xBlyzes $2,000 USD in prize cash, and he can be eligible to compete in Season 2 of the Grandmasters Tournament beginning in August. No phrase but if Blizzard will punish xBlyzes for his actions or if the accusations of win buying and selling will result in additional investigation.