Major drama at Halo World Championship as eUnited claim victory over Acend due to technical issue


An otherwise smooth first day of operation for the Halo The World Championship was shrouded in controversy in its final hours, when a hotly contested match between eUnited and European champions Acend was decided via competitive decision. “Unacceptable is not the word,” Acend’s Respectful said. “I’ve never seen that happen in my life.”

An Acend player suffered significant technical issues at the start of Game 5, reporting that his audio was not working and he suffered several instances of in-game freezes. Only been notified of the audio issue, which occurred because the player unintentionally disconnected his own headset.

Due to this being player-caused, a restart of the game was deemed unnecessary and players were advised to continue playing. As this Acend player suffered from both audio issues and freezes, Acend stopped playing and subsequently lost the game when eUnited continued as instructed. According to the official statement, the faulty PC was not reported to the referees until after the match was over, despite Respectful’s own account claiming that both issues were raised immediately at the start.

“I’ve seen full replays after someone’s equipment stopped working multiple times just during Halo Infinite. Honestly, I can’t believe it,” he exclaimed in a lively thread, posted moments after eUnited walked away with the 3-2 series win and second place in Pool D in result. “It’s our livelihood and it’s absolutely ridiculous. I can’t believe what I just witnessed, it’s the biggest shit I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Literally , he took a note from an admin who was confused and said he didn’t even see the problems.

Acend’s frustration with the result was echoed by several players who came to their defense, along with FaZe Clan. Renegade pretender the problems occur “far too often” and “it’s to the point that referees never finish games”.

Sentinel team captain Snakebite found the mixed messages around the malfunctioning PC particularly ridiculous. “HCS did issue an official decision…then replaced the PC like no one in the room would see,” he said. “From what it looks like, the admins didn’t even have a clear story/said something different than what the players said and what people saw.”

Snip3down posted their own thread after the fact to offer the perspective of the eUnited camp, reporting that they were told the same thing at the time as the final statement conveyed. “Referees said they were never informed of the CP issues until after the game was over, otherwise the game would have been over,” he explained. “Two referees backed up that claim that it came after. I don’t believe a stoppage is necessary if it was caused by a player, and we’ve been told for years to continue playing until further notice. opposite.

Despite backing up the HCS narrative which contradicts the memory of the events at Acend, he sympathized with the nightmarish situation the European team found themselves in. the best of the rest of the event,” he added, comparing it to a similar incident in Halo 5: Guardians where disconnecting a teammate’s controller in game seven cost him a tournament. “I don’t think a win should have been granted, but in the end when a decision was made, it didn’t matter what a team would be upset about. I hate for this situation to happen.

The loss to eUnited means that Acend now have to fight in the elimination bracket today rather than starting Saturday in the winner’s bracket as they could have if they had beaten the North American team. Their anger at the situation is understandable in this context, but the details of the situation that led to the decision remain a case of conflicting testimony from players and HCS.

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