Since publishing the results of the LGCS Final, new evidence has come to light, which demonstrates that two members of the PSF Racing team did not perform their own laps during Round 10.
SMS has conducted a thorough investigation which included questioning members of the PSFRacing team and other LGCS teams, and working with our console partners. Evidence included a large number of screenshots and videos of Facebook conversations between PSF Racing drivers and other LGCS participants and this unfortunately shows that Rafael from PSF Racing was responsible for performing both teammates SpideR and Fab's laps in a deliberate attempt to disrupt the competition in the final round and the results of the overall championship.
SpideR had already been eliminated from Round 10 in the initial results, after admitting to SMS staff that someone else had driven in his place. However, in light of this new evidence received, SMS now has no choice but to now eliminate Fab from the Round 10 results also.
The regulations on this are quite clear...
In this particular case, all participants should be well-aware of our stance on account sharing since it has been raised before. Secondly, a deliberate attempt to manipulate the results of both Round 10 and the overall championship standings is grounds for penalty in and of itself. And thirdly, the messages we have seen passing between competitors show a lack of respect for each other that borders on threatening behaviour. As both a game developer and organiser of events, we cannot condone this either in public nor online.5) CONDUCT
Drivers and teams are expected to act professionally both within the game and outside of it.
Penalties may be awarded to all members of a team if any one member is judged to have brought the LGCS into disrepute or to have cheated in any way. Penalties are at the discretion of the organisers but may include: point deductions, disqualification from the current round or multiple rounds, disqualification from the LGCS or other Series, restricted access to live public eSports events, and limited access to sponsors and prizes.
All rulings, judgements and penalties determined by the organisers during the course of the season are binding. Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the organisers.
Hence, the final points standings have now been updated for the LGCS Console Division, and these have been updated on the Esports website. We have a new winning team, and - due to PSF Racing's actions - they now lose the third place spot to Unity.