Following investigations by the Contenders office, it has been announced on Weibo that six players from Contenders China have been found guilty of account boosting and sharing.
Alter-Ego Alter-Ego Inactive and Team For Victory Team For Victory China Rank #10 each have two players suspended, while Flag Gaming Flag Gaming Contenders CN Rank #3 and Big Time Regal Gaming Big Time Regal Gaming Inactive have one each.
The most notable suspension is farway who returns to the professional scene after retiring due to injury. He played for LGD Gaming LGD Gaming Inactive in Contenders Season 1 2018, and represented Team China at BlizzCon in the 2017 World Cup. His team, Flag Gaming, have put out a statement saying that they respect the ruling and that he will be benched for the remainder of the season.
All players save THEST1EET have played for their respective teams in the previous week of Contenders. In particular, fenlie, farway, Fish, and Bible have started in all maps in the match their teams have played. The teams will have to find replacements following the players' suspensions before the next week of Contenders commences.