Alter Ego players Jake and Nectar, as well as Witchhunt player Yifang, have been banned from the entirety of the Contenders 2018 circuit for violating rule 2.1.1 of the Contenders rule book. Rule 2.1.1 states that Contenders players must "be in good standing with respect to any Battle.Net accounts registered in your name, with no undisclosed violations of the Blizzard End User License Agreement."

The disciplinary actions have placed the player's respective teams in a difficult position just days before the commencement of Contenders Australia. Three Alter Ego players in total have now been banned from Contenders, with the recent disqualifications coming after DPS player earl received a similar punishment last month.