Thunder Predator was disqualified today as a result, making this the second time this year the team has been at the center of a controversy: In March, one of its players was dropped for attempting to fix matches. For its part, the team has been defiant, saying in a statement released earlier today that no cheating took place and the people saying otherwise were ”of an offensive and malicious character.”

The team contends that the odd behavior was not caused by a script running in the background, but rather one setup using button-binding software that comes with the Razer Synapse mouse Ochoa was using. This could also have been against the tournament’s rules, but Thunder Predator doesn’t believe that these special button bindings gave them an unfair advantage. I wish I could explain further, but that’s as much of an explanation as the statement attempts to offer, and Thunder Predator did not immediately respond to a request for comment. One thing that is clear coming out of the South American qualifiers is that teams are best served checking what the rules are first to make sure even potentially innocent mistakes don’t end up being their downfall.