I’ve been thinking about this for a bit now. I’ve looked at the rules, and nothing but ethics is stopping it.
So imagine this scenario: you’re nearing the end of qual matches, and your alliance partner is looking like they might be a top seed, but your match is against very good teams, and if you both lose, you would both be in a worse position. Instead, you make an agreement with your alliance partner that they will pick you regardless of your record, and you start tipping your opponents stacks in their zones. This results in an automatic dq for you, but since you and your partner were the winning alliance, he still gets the wp. Both of you end up profiting.
Unfortunately, you have to be on the winning alliance for your alliance partner to get the wp, which is usually a given since it’s been near impossible to dq a losing alliance until this year.
If someone were to pull this off in a competition, would they get G1’d or something? Would people just get mad? Is it part of the game?