Titan and Epsilon have been disqualified from DreamHack Winter following the VAC bans handed to Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian and Gordon "Sf" Giry, the event’s organisers have confirmed.
Questions about Titan’s and Epsilon’s places at the Swedish major were immediately raised after Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian and Gordon "Sf" Giry were caught in Valve’s web as the latest wave of VAC bans struck the CS:GO scene today.
To replace the two French teams, a LAN qualifier will take place on Saturday at Inferno Online Stockholm with four Europeans teams in attendance, all of whom will be flown by Valve itself.
DreamHack is currently reaching out to teams potentially interested in attending this qualifier, and the participants' list will be revealed shortly. The tournament will use a single-elimination format, with every match being played in a best-of-three mode.
Despite two teams being removed, the group draw will not be repeated. However, there have been some changes in the seeding distribution in Groups B and D, which now looks as follows:
- Group B: dignitas get the top seed and will face PENTA Sports in the first round, while iBUYPOWER will take on a team from the LAN qualifier;
- Group D: Na`Vi will take on a team from the LAN qualifier in the opening round, while Virtus.pro and myXMG will still face each other.
+ cph wolves
who cares about visas and stuff, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CS:GO WE NEED THEM
That being said they wouldn't even be here in time for the qualifier or be completely destroyed by the jetlag.
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Get a work visa, buy a building, start a pointless $2 shop. Within 2 years you can get your family over. You win, well done you beat our autistic government.
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"We have some very upsetting news. Unfortunately, 4 teams that qualified for this tournament have been disqualified because they were cheating. It's a sad day for professional GO, but at least the rest of the teams haven't had any of their players caught (yet). Valve have flown some very low level teams to the tournament to fill in for the cheaters. We hope you enjoy the last major of the year. We be back in 30 minutes to an hour as there is a delay."
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Maybe Fifflaren will be forced to make a come back!?
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Regarding your second sentence, I can't deduct if you're thinking of someone cheating in NiP (I personally feel that is highly unlikely) or if your point is that other teams won't play at their usual level due to this ban wave. Enabling Fifflaren to preform on the "new" top level.
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They should get it back right?
Forgot about this rule
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I hope m0e gets vacced.
Mouz, 3dmax, CW, ?
u should get vacation too
my body is ready
Those in the frame might have made other plans...
+ ONE MORE
can't this happen???
LDLC + fnatic neXt
NiP no1....pita was right :OOO
csgo is nuked.
i hope that every fucking "top" player who is cheated/ing will get rekt.
The teammates are really pissed, i bet they are about to punch these idiots in their faces!
Nice. Hopefully some teams from Madagascar or Taiwan. One South African team isnt enough. We need more. From all over the world.
Well thats sounds fishy, it looks like it was planned beforehand :D
now ban someone from fnatic, ldlc, dignitas and vp, disqualify them all, and let nip win the tournament
device is great online, but just decent on LAN, so who knows...
kioshima transfer all of hims items from the fear of VACation ;D
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What if they played clean but the others didn't?
But anyway, the legit Epsilon/Titan players don't deserve this to be taken away from them. Instead, they'll just bring in some random european teams that will just be eliminated in the group stages by VP, Dig, IBP, and Na'Vi
Also this alone expresses my point: http://puu.sh/cZ7Np/8e1917565b.png. Scream, GMX, KennyS, apeX, all of these top players give it their all for their team and then get replaced by crappy T2 European teams. This major is going to be the weakest one yet.
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But I fully understand this move by Valve. You just can't let this happen over and over again. ".. oh well, just bring someone else".
If you want to be serious about esport you have to make moves like this. Make it clear that no cheaters are allowed what so ever. Risking your spot, and bring damage (in worst case) to your team-branding.
We have seen them once on LAN with 1½ week of playtime together - if it was even that much. Since then they have only played mouz, dAT, the qualifier yesterday and a danish qualifier for a local tournament.
Lets see what they can do, if they get the chance, before we really judge them. Epsilon had become a tier 3 mixteam who stayed together because of the sticker money for DHW, better to be replaced by two tier 2 teams, in theory.
And no, it is not freaking sad for the Titan players, they of all people should have known that he was cheating. Of course they may have been blind to it, but the possiblity of that is very slim when they play together from their gaming house.
And nah, im not in the team anymore fyi
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This means DH is currently, or has been, in direct contact with Valve regarding these issues. Which means that there won't be anymore bans. At least something.
no problem, just get ALTERNATE, they were very close to qualifying! oh wait, smn...
never mind, get mousesports instead! there is no way the most online team ever uses cheats, so we are safe either way!
at least with no cheaters :D
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you need fast removals, call kio
What top EU teams left are there though? You can't just call them a top-team just because they're European. Valve should be in charge of allocating these extra slots because this is DH are clearly biased as hell.
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im against the cheaters but kqly was in taht gaming house for a 5-6 months now and obviously didnt cheat during that time
this is unfair to the oher 4 guys ,let them get a stand in
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1 week before DHW
no money 4 cheaters...
GJ volvo... finally...
I hope they burn in hell i hope they hands get chopped off and never be able to play any games.
Bunch of rektedard hackers.
VALVE plz release anti-cheat client for MM .... PLEASE PLEAZE PLEESEE !
But unfortunately it also means that we'll have two unprepared teams at the event to replace these, and that's not a good thing at all.
Not a big deal concerning Epsilon who didn't have a big chance to make a good run, but Titan not attending is a big loss. Let's hope bootcamp will be enough for these two replacements.
I regret the day I started playing CS:GO, should have quit long time ago. This community is worse than the DotA2, atleast people over there are plain stupid, unlike cs:go where 90% of the players are literally braindead or/and cheating.
Goodbye and good riddance.
Yeah I'm pretty sure there were no cheaters in 1.6 matchmaking lmao
GL to those attending.
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and sf like i said 100 times he is one of the worst cs go player & now a confirmed faggot cheater
He is mad.
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Kioshima has already taken all items from his inventory so he doesn't lose them skinz when he gets banned.
can titan play next DH with new player and not kqly ?
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Half of the current Titan and Epsilon players don't really deserve to be at DHW in any way, as they'd be freeloading on earlier players' and cheaters' achievements.
"Titan was one of the hardest team to call."
How this system works in mm? Do I get rank boosted after playing some talent hs only player.
Wtf is unfair? They had cheater on their team. This punishment is right call for justice. Well the teams tried t!o get dhw is still playing pro matches.
Valve thanks for decision
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