The Special Weapons and Tactics have been disqualified from the Legends Cup XII after a CPA Spotlight investigation discovered their leader, Pandor, multilogged two penguins in the warm-up for their round one battle against the Rebel Penguin Federation.
Spotlight is the investigative department at Club Penguin Armies that looks into cases of cheating and corruption within the community.
- Pandor multilogged two penguins – ‘YourGJay’ and ‘Kontroller’ during the warm-up for their battle against the RPF.
- It is believed he multilogged these penguins to inflate the maximum size of the event. They were present in the maximum size picture submitted for the Top Ten Armies.
- Pandor has been multilogging in the warm-up for SWAT events for several weeks: a total of 7 events since September 7th. Again, this was to inflate the maximum size of the army for a higher Top Ten Armies score.
- As a result of his actions, the Special Weapons and Tactics have been disqualified from the Legends Cup XII. The Rebel Penguin Federation advance into the semi-finals and battle the Templars Sunday at 3:00pm EST.
The Legends Cup XII promised much excitement and debate for the community, and it certainly delivered when the two underdogs in the first round triumphed over their respective opponents. All four armies were checked for multilogging activity, and foul play was uncovered within the Special Weapons and Tactics. Club Penguin Amies launched a Spotlight investigation immediately in collaboration with Superhero123.
SWAT leader Pandor multilogged two penguins alongside his own account in the pre-event for the battle. The image below details the CPA Battleground bot that the administration can use to check for multilogging. It only details accounts associated with the same login IP address from the previous seven days, denoted by the “IP #1”. This means that from 2:45pm EST to 2:49pm EST, all three accounts were present on the same login IP at the Ice Berg during their warm-up.
Superhero123 was able to check the exact time the three penguins logged off. All three penguins exited the game at the exact same time, on the exact same second: 2:49:58pm EST (screenshot timezone is UTC). From this, we can logically conclude that all three accounts were logged off on the same device and on the same browser. For example, three tabs on Google Chrome were open and the entire Google Chrome browser was closed at that exact second.
Further digging revealed that Pandor requested for the penguin ‘YourGJay’ to be activated on September 10th. There are no mentions of Kontroller on Discord and just one mention of YourGJay. There appear to be no Discord accounts on the server with their name or similar. The account Kontroller was activated at CPA Battleground’s launch in April, confirmed by Superhero123.
The investigation also revealed that the same two penguins were multilogged earlier in the week, on September 25th. The penguins ‘Pandor’, ‘YourGJay’, and ‘Kontroller’ were online from 3:32pm EST to 3:59pm EST on the same login IP address.
Further analysis showed the following information in regards to past events:
- October 2nd: Pandor & YourGJay are present.
- October 1st: Pandor, YourGJay & Kontroller are present.
- September 25th: Pandor, YourGJay & Kontroller are present.
- September 24th: Pandor, YourGJay & Kontroller are present.
- September 23rd: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 22nd: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 18th: Pandor, YourGJay & Kontroller are present.
- September 17th: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 16th: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 14th: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 13th: Pandor not present, YourGJay & Kontroller not present either.
- September 10th: Pandor and Kontroller were both present. This was the day Pandor submitted YourGJay for activation in the CPAB Discord.
- September 7th: Pandor and Kontroller were both present.
- September 3rd: Pandor and Kontroller were both present.
- August 30th: Pandor and Kontroller were both present.
- June 10th: Pandor and Kontroller were present at a Secret Service event.
- June 5th: Pandor and Kontroller were present at a Secret Service event.
- May 21st: Pandor and Kontroller were present at a Secret Service event.
These findings show a pattern of multilogging from Pandor, with the two multilogs not present at any event that Pandor was also not at. The evidence suggests Pandor has been multilogging the account Kontroller for months, dating back to his leadership at the Secret Service.
For absolute clarity, Superhero123 has provided the following statement.
“I fully confirm the CPA Administration’s findings regarding this multilogging investigation. The accounts “Pandor” , “Kontroller” and “YourGJay” shared the same IP address during the pre-battle of SWAT vs RPF for LCXII, as well as in a number of other previous events this month. Furthermore, two of the accounts logged in within a 10-second window with the third one following 2 minutes later, and all three accounts logged off at the exact same time (even the same second). Those findings, combined with the fact that the two accounts were seen present together in the same room during that time window, can let us conclude that this was an instance of multilogging beyond any reasonable doubt.”
We contacted Pandor to present our investigation’s findings and grant him his right to reply. He told our team that he gets “IRL people such as family (brother, cousins) and friends” at his house to attend for just the maximum size picture before letting them log off. He stated they are not on Discord and this is why they don’t stay for the event itself. Pandor told us he could provide no proof (such as past Discord messages mentioning this to colleagues and co-leaders) to back up his stance.
We spoke to SWAT leaders Coolguy and Rye, and both admitted they had no idea who the penguin ‘YourGJay’ belonged to, but that they learnt Kontroller was Pandor’s “IRL friend” after Pandor was accused of multilogging the account in the CPA Discord, after Saturday’s Legend Cup battle.
After evaluating the evidence against Pandor’s response, the administration has concluded that multilogging occurred beyond any reasonable doubt, with concrete evidence to prove that multilogging occurred on one device.
As a consequence of Pandor’s actions, the Special Weapons and Tactics have been disqualified from the Legends Cup XII. The Rebel Penguin Federation will advance into the semi-final round next Sunday, and battle against the Templars for a place in the grand finals. The Special Weapons and Tactics will also receive a Top Ten deduction this Sunday.
This decision was reached unanimously by the administration and was supported by the advisors, who were contacted about the situation for further opinions. While the multilogging did not occur within the 30-minute battle itself, the evidence shows the multilogging took place on one device and that Pandor multilogged the accounts with the intention of boosting the maximum size of the army prior to the event.
The question that arises in this situation is whether multilogging is acceptable to a certain degree or not. To answer that question, it is pertinent for us to look at previous records of other organisations. One thing that has remained consistent throughout army history has been a firm stance against multilogging, which is a sentiment that is shared here at Club Penguin Armies. Multilogging tears through the fabric of fairness and transparency which frames the very ethos of our organisation. Multilogging has never been tolerated and never will be.
As an army leader, Pandor should know his actions have consequences and the consequence of his multilogging has impacted and undermined his entire army: his co-leaders, staff and soldiers that worked hard to defeat the Rebel Penguin Federation. Club Penguin Armies stands firm on this decision and is keen to make it clear that any form of multilogging will be punished and is prohibited in the community – whether this is just to increase maximum sizes in the warm-up or during an event or battle itself.
Finally, we would like to apologise for the information regarding this investigation leaking to community members shortly after the battle took place. An administrator shared the information with someone outside of the organisation, who proceeded to inform an army leader, who in turn made the information public in our community chat. We are addressing this situation internally.