uncleG banned from HGC China
On July 10, 2018, Chen "uncleG" Qiang from A-Team was involved in an altercation in the player area at the HGC China studio in Shanghai. While the details of the situation are still under investigation, uncleG has been disqualified from playing in the HGC for the remainder 2018 for violating the safety regulations of the league (Conduct of Players, Coaches, and Managers section 7.1b). A-team will play with a substitute for the rest of the season, starting with their match on July 16 against RPG.
(a) All Team Members must at all times observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship. Team Members are required to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner in their interactions with other competitors, Qualifier organizers and members of the administration team, the media, sponsors and fans.
(b) Team Members are expected to settle their differences in a respectful manner and without resort to violence, threats, or physical or non-physical intimidation. Violence is never permitted at any facility that is owned by or leased to Blizzard or a tournament organizer, or against any competitor or administrator.