hamahamThe situation isn't "which team was more in the wrong" but rather that admins are unreliable and inconsistent.
LR are aware that Swi is going to play scout, never at any point during the game do they talk to admins or want to pause, they manage to even the scores and force a golden cap.
wasnt it you who proposed to play first and then see?
Red NeuTronas it clearly states reached not exceeded
Red shpee (gone wild) one of us says same, other ppl say different
Red shpee (gone wild) we don't know
Red shpee (gone wild) guess we'll see
Blu hamaham - formerly scout ya , we play then u can try to default hunt?
Like i said, i dont see any argument for you in the fact that they didnt get an admin. They were right and you were wrong and they even told you, it was not their responsibility to get an admin.
e: to make this clear, im not saying for whatever reason one team had to get an admin and the other team doesnt.
what im saying is that if you dont get an admin to confirm what you think is correct, and in the end you were wrong, then you get punished.
Other than that, i agree that the admin saying "Restarting the map with Swi on med would be more fair, unless you don't feel the need to." does indeed sound like if they choose not to restart the map, they implicitly agree that the way it was played was fine.
I also agree that "No, it'll be a default, I can allow Swi to play medic for the rest of the game but that's it" does sound like if you switch Swi to medic now, it will be fine and no punishments will happen.
So yes, the communication of the admin(s?) was not great in this case, however i do not think that it changes the outcome.
The main question to me is, since you already played until the tie with Swi on scout even tho it was breaking the rules, would that alone not already justify a default loss for that map? Would you even have the choice to say "oh they noticed it was not allowed, guess we just replay and see what happens"?
Because if that is not the case, then you were indeed misinformed, but it had no influence on the outcome of the match. You already played most of the map and the way you played it was not following the rules, thus you get the default loss for that map unless the opponents want to replay (which they apparently didnt).
e2: i just now understood the argument of the match being "playoff deciding" and i totally agree that this should not affect the judgement at all. If you only got a default loss because it was a playoff deciding match, but otherwise the decision / punishment would have been different, that was a wrong choice imo.