League of Legends team against All authority will be unable to participate in the Europe LCS playoffs due to the team's inability to "field a roster of eligible players," VP of eSports Dustin Beck wrote on the game's official forums.
Following a team member's departure due to a family emergency, the expected match between aAa and SK Gaming was delayed. The team's eligible replacements were unable to step in, however, and Riot worried about setting a precedent that would "lead to a very slippery slope."
"An alternative option was raised to allow for aAa to use a substitute not eligible on their roster, but this would've violated the official rules and put SK in the unfair position of playing against a team composition they were never allowed to practice for," Beck wrote. "In the end the league felt it was unfair to SK and other teams to deviate from a substitution policy that could potentially correlate to an unfair disadvantage for an opponent."
SK Gaming will now compete in the European WCS finals.