Even posts unrelated to the incident were also bombed with Angry reactions on Facebook. The reaction bomb affected posts such as event photos, event highlights, and greetings for Each Game Title's Grand Finals Winner.
The incident started when the Brazilian CrossFire team Black Dragons was replaced by the Chinese CrossFire team ALL GAMERS as a qualifier in the WCG 2019 CrossFire semi-finals. Despite the two CrossFire teams being tied with three other teams in the standings, WCG initially reported that ALL GAMERS was qualified for the semi-finals due to the tournament’s rules.
The incident sparked rage on Twitter with the hashtag #ShameOnWCG which became trending worldwide. This also resulted in the bombing of all posts on the WCG Facebook page with Angry reactions and comments such as “HONOR YOUR RULES” and “Beyond the Rules”.
The Championship Match for CrossFire has recently concluded with SUPER VALIANT (China) winning the Gold Medal. They are followed by ALL GAMERS (China) and Golden V (Germany) winning Silver and Bronze respectively on July 20, 2019 (Saturday).
WCG released an explanation on their website regarding the incident. They explained that, in case of a tie between/among teams in the standings, the head-to-head rules shall apply. In this case, Black Dragons lost to ALL GAMERS in an earlier match which gave ALL GAMERS an advantage in the standings based on the rules.