Blizzard update the terms of the race and if you participated in the pre-release review copy you are no longer eligible to compete.
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Plain and simple if users had any form of exclusive access which is obviously advantageous you should not be eligible for any prizes, events or races. I think valuing competitive integrity is extremely important especially with the eventual emergence of seasons and leaderboards.
@TheSagaYoutube How does deleting all their progress and making them start at the same time as everyone else give them an unfair advantage?