I never said it wasn’t coordinated. Here’s the TL;DR summary of what I said:
What if they agreed to finish 1 point apart? Nobody would be making a post. Why is that so much different? It’s still a coordinated result.
What if an entire guild of 30 people all decided to spend ~200 sigils and top 30 the board? Is that wrong too? Do guilds need to be careful about how many of their members hit leaderboards at the same time?
When someone cheats, they do something that gives them an unfair advantage over other people. This is “2 people who had a lot of time and money both spent a lot of time and money to finish at the top”. That’s not cheating, in my book, because if there’s no way being in the same guild made it any easier. It’s not like they shared sigils or abused some bonus they get from being in the same guild.
A random nobody with the same troops, gems, time, and willpower would’ve finished in the same place with the same number of points. They’d have spent more sigils trying to beat him. If that nobody had more time, willpower, and sigils they’d have lost. That’s why it’s not cheating.
Compare this to a person with a trainer, or who has tricked the game into giving them too-powerful troops: this person can get more points/time than a random nobody. That’s cheating.
This case boils down to “since they both wanted 1st place harder than anyone else it’s not fair”. Tough. First place goes to the person who pays the most time and effort to get there. If two people agree they want to fight harder than anyone else, but not harder than each other, the only person who can do anything about it is that third person.