Competitive Ruling: University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMD used a ringer in College Season play and has been disqualified
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It was determined that a UMD player not on the team’s Active Roster was playing on a player’s account during their Round 2 match against TSUES. Ringing is a serious offense. It misleads opponents who have prepared for the match, it circumvents roster rules meant to create a fair playing field, and it breaks trust with fans, players, and the league itself.
184.108.40.206 Ringing. Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account.
UMD has violated rule 220.127.116.11 of the College Season.