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An esports team just lost cash for chatting during a tech break

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German esports team, SK, have lost prize money for violating rules about team chat during a tech break in a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match.

An accompanying video, shared on Reddit, clearly shows the team chatting when play was paused to resolve tech issues.

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Replying to the thread that asks if it’s permissible for teams to chat during tech pauses, ESL staffer “crtmN” confirms: “It is not allowed to talk (or chat) during a technical pause as written in our rules. The admin caught it quickly and told the team to stop immediately.

“Due to the violation of the rules the team will get penalized which will lead to a prize money deduction.”

crtmN later clarifies the funds will be “redistributed” to the other teams.

While teams are allowed to talk during tactical timeouts, when there’s a tech issue that may prohibit a team from talking to each other, the other team, too, is not permitted to talk to avoid an unfair advantage.

“It's not fair that one team can talk tactics and the other team has to deal with tech issues in the meantime,” crtmN adds in the comments.

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hpoonis2010 Avatar
8 Months ago

Friikin nerds take this armchair crap far too seriously. Every football manager will issue instructions to players being substituted and will also call out instructions when another player is being treated for an injury (fake or otherwise). The fact that the game-nerd twats call this e-'sport' highlights how sad they all are. It is NOT a sport. A sport, in my book, consists of some phyical activity not screaming down a headset at some other light-sentitive, pimply teenagers.

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Grgoljblaster(13 days 4 hours played)
8 Months ago

Chess is considered a full-fledged sport, even though competitors are seated (and barely moving), so I don't see the problems with professional videogames being called esport. Not to mention some games like CS and fighting games require impressive motor skills and reflexes.

panbient Avatar
8 Months ago

Project more tough guy.

Who made you the new dictionary? In my book, you're a troll.

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Kashiro(1 day 10 hours played)
8 Months ago

How ironic, you're calling them 'nerds' but you're using the word, "friikin," have an account on this website, and an account on Steam, plus did I not mention that if you weren't a so-called 'nerd' for yourself, then why would you even be reading this article.