Vexed disqualified from Rainbow Six ESL Prem finals for fielding underage player

Update:

Vexed Gaming have released another statement on their channels regarding the DQ from the Premiership.

"In response to the disqualification from this years Rainbow 6 Siege ESL UK Premiership, we would like to go on record and state our full backing for ESL in this decision," they said.

"We at Vexed strive to maintain our professionalism and adhere to competition rules at all time.

"We have been working closely with ESL UK to get to the bottom of this situation and have tried to gain evidence to prove the player is of age, however on this matter and with the evidence that has been given, it would appear this player is not who he says he is and therefore we support ESL’s decision.

"We would like to take this opportunity to state the team have been released with immediate effect.

"We do not condone this type of behaviour here at Vexed Gaming and we will be continuing our own internal investigations.

"We would however like to thank Proxeh, XKSS and the rest of the team for their hard work for this season and our regret that one person’s actions have resulted in this situation.

"No further comments will be made at this time."

 

Original article: 

Vexed Gaming have been disqualified from the ESL UK & Ireland Rainbow Six Siege Premiership.

The org was disqualified from the Premiership due to fielding underage player Sam "Scythe" Lowe (aka Bluxe), and will now miss the LAN finals taking place next weekend (March 10th-11th).

Sam was originally signed as a substitute for Vexed Gaming and was used for four games in the regular season, according to this ruling published by ESL.

ESL said in a statement: "At the start of the season, Sam submitted a form of ID that wasn't his own in order to qualify as old enough to participate in the Spring Season.

"Sam was also provided with multiple chances to prove his identity to ESL staff and declined to provide sufficient evidence. As such he will be banned from the ESL Premiership for two years and all of Vexed's matches will be removed and replaced with default losses due to his involvement. Players will forfeit all prize money for the season."

Sam technically broke the following section of the ESL rulebook - 2.9.1 Age Restriction - which states that "all players participating in the league for Rainbow Six: Siege must be 18 years of age or older".

 

"We support ESL's decision. We do not condone this type of behaviour here at Vexed Gaming and we will be continuing our own internal investigations."
Mark Weller, Vexed Gaming

 

This ruling also means that Vexed Gaming have been eliminated from playing in the LAN finals on March 10th-11th - they have instead been replaced with Horizon Union from group A.

Vexed Gaming was also in group A, which explains ESL's choice in selecting Horizon Union as Vexed's LAN replacement.

Therefore, the teams attending the ESL Premiership are now as follows:

  • 1UPesports
  • Horizon Union
  • Team Enyx
  • Radix Esports

Vexed Gaming COO Mark Weller sent the following statement to Esports News UK:

"We have been working closely with ESL UK to get to the bottom of this situation and have tried to gain evidence to prove the player is of age, however on this matter and with the evidence that has been given, it would appear this player is not who he says he is and therefore we support ESL's decision.

"We do not condone this type of behaviour here at Vexed Gaming and we will be continuing our own internal investigations."

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