Valve forbids in-game coaching at the tournaments sponsored by them
ESL informed notable members of Valve's new ruleset which cripples the usage of coaches during live play. From now on teams can only communicate with their coach during the warmup, half time breaks and one of the 4 in game 30 second long pauses.
Meanwhile FACEIT announced that they will not follow this rule, which might create a certain gap in professional CS:GO environment.
Clearly the news was not taken to heart by most of the professional players, and here are some of the comments from Twitter:
another day, another bad decision by valve— Robin Rönnquist (@flusha_csgo) August 17, 2016
This is why u dont talk to VALVE at majors anymore - its no point— Olof Kajbjer (@olofmeisterCS) August 17, 2016
@csgo_dev Is this the time when all the teams Decline to play in Major, and any other tournament with such rules? Coach in CS is essential.— VP TAZ (@g5taz) August 17, 2016
In case that Valve sticks to this changes, it might create huge difference in upcoming Majors, considering the fact that some teams are way more reliable on their coaches than the others.
We will witness new rule in action at ESL One New York that will be held from 30th September to 2nd October.