A Warning is the most commonly utilized penalty. A Warning is given to a player who commits a minor infraction. A Warning itself does not have a large impact on a player or a tournament, but it serves as a training tool for players and allows tournament staff to track a potential problem. A Warning is given if the judge believes the infraction to be minor and unintentional (See Unsporting Conduct for Exception). A Warning should always be followed by a brief education of the player, explaining why the penalty was handed out and that a further infraction can lead to an upgrade. An upgrade to a Warning is a Game Loss.
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