Keyd Stars ask ESEA for rematch
Keyd Stars have called on ESEA to let them repeat their Pro League match against Tempo Storm.
On Tuesday evening, the Brazilian team were forced to forfeit their Pro League match against Tempo Storm after experiencing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack just three rounds into the game.
This is not the first time that Keyd Stars have suffered the effects of DDoS attacks since moving to North America to compete in the region's biggest tournaments.
FalleN claims that the team's DDoS woes are finally over
In a statement to HLTV.org, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo explained that the problem was fixed today as the players' ip addresses have finally been changed. He also revealed that his team have stopped using Skype, through which it is easy to know a person's IP address.
Keyd Stars claim that they notified ESEA about the problem 12 hours in advance and asked for the match to be postponed for a day. But their pleas allegedly fell on deaf ears, despite Tempo Storm agreeing on replaying the match.
"I would publicly like to ask for a rematch because I have tried to contact ESEA and I still haven't got a firm answer," Toledo told HLTV.org.
"Both teams agreed on a rematch because they know how painful it is to experience DdoS problems."
As the Pro League season reaches its climax, Keyd Stars sit third in the table, on an 11-4 record. Right now, all mistakes will cost the team dear, and the outcome of the match against Tempo Storm could severely jeopardise their chances of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the offline finals, in Cologne.
"The game may be growing but the essence of it should never change," Toledo added. "A professional player wants to do what he does best, which is to play. Default wins and default losses should not be a part of a team's daily life
"Teams practice to compete, which is what they want to do. Please, let's repeat the match!"
ESEA has often been criticised for not doing enough to defend the interests of the teams and players competing in its leagues. Last night, it was revealed that Team Liquid captain Eric "adreN" Hoag had been handed a two-day ban after breaching the Pro League's rules as he paused the game against eLevate without permission from the admins due to a DDoS attack on teammate Kyle "flowsicK" Mendez.
HLTV.org contacted ESEA but has not yet received any comment on this matter.