Mad Catz GOTV back on

February 23rd, 2013 20:49

After some deliberation, Heaven Media has opted to remove the password on all GOTV relays.

Earlier on Saturday, Heaven Media had decided to lock people out of their GOTV relays by setting up passwords after had started streaming one of Natus Vincere's matches, this way violating the agreement that had been reached with the Mad Catz organisers.

However, it has now been announced that there will be GOTV broadcast for the remainder of the tournament, regardless of which companies decide to stream the matches.

A statement from Heaven Media can be found below:

"Our goal has been to offer the best viewing experience possible, and ensuring satisfactory conditions for all of our partners. The decision to password the GOTV servers was not made lightly, and was not ideal, however we felt it was the only reaction possible to a serious breach of agreement and lack of cooperation by one of our partners.

"Despite the ongoing possibility of streamers violating the agreements in place, we have agreed in collaboration with our partners to allow GOTV from now on, placing the needs of the community above their own.

"We have proudly worked with streamers in several languages for this event and are grateful for their support, and we do ask that all streamers continue to respect our requirements."

Poland Wand 
Good choice ;)
2013-02-23 20:51
very nice from them
2013-02-23 20:52
Germany Dok1 
well played
2013-02-23 20:52
Tunisia edgg 
nice, really nice
2013-02-23 20:53
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Japan B0B4H 
OMG...sl4m doesnt come back. :(
2013-02-23 20:53
Great news. Smart decision.
2013-02-23 20:54
STARLADDER. I just repeat what have i said to & orgs. I think, organizers should to unblock GOTV servers asap. If SL4M had agreement with them (i don't know anything about it), obviously he did wrong move and we are sorry about that. But there is no need to punish viewers.
2013-02-23 20:55
Yes organizers surprised today! But then still have to check who is right who is wrong!
2013-02-23 21:42
Fair play, thank you very much, lets come back to Counter-Strike!
2013-02-23 20:58
2013-02-23 21:03
Sweden BIRK 
Who is SL4M?
2013-02-23 21:00 streamer
2013-02-23 21:34
great decision :)
2013-02-23 21:05
Denmark rizc 
Very good choice.
2013-02-23 21:09
Germany Dok1 
so where's sl4m now? Seems like he doesen't want to stream now that he's able to...xD
2013-02-23 21:28
are u dumb? he have more viewers then and got kicked from streamers room + pass on GOTV. ofc he turn off his stream and go home. And now you want him run back from home to Arena for streaming?
2013-02-23 21:38
Germany Dok1 
I knew someone would come and flame, sry for the little bait but all you fans were raging so hard I couldn't resist.
2013-02-23 21:42
nothing to say more? cuz in this situation u are wrong, and u decide to bla bla bla about raging... nice try
2013-02-23 21:55
Germany Dok1 
What? A lot of russians were spamming this forum with insults against faceit and heaven media lol... Also, they atleast had the same spec numbers, SLTV brake the agreement and ofc it wasn't the right decision to restrict the GOTVs. Nothing to discuss there xD
2013-02-23 22:08
Russia @sL4Mtv 
Ok1 Dok1
2013-02-24 07:43
you are dumb!
2013-02-23 23:23
we just want RUSSIAN STREAM!!!! and they canseled jis stream but in the first place they invited him to stream :D thats how sl4m said. He even broadcasted their comercials so that they wouldnt shut down his stream
2013-02-23 21:46
dude what country from u? i understand russians and ukrainians raging about kicking sl4m`s stream but why u raging? xD
2013-02-23 21:58
im half an ukrain and half a russian but i love the country i live in thats why Lithuanian flag. Im not a racist
2013-02-23 22:31
Isn't Virtus Pro russian?
2013-02-23 22:10
but in half an h. they shut down it and made 8000 people angry
2013-02-23 21:47
but after that their reitings in wievers didnt grow so high how thay expected so they now know that the thing they did is a big mistake. Only made 8000 people angry
2013-02-23 21:51
There is an 'Edit' button to add further content to your message after it has been published.
2013-02-23 21:57
Jonathan t.y. i`ll keep that in mind. I`m not comenting wery often but just waited for Na`Vi in lan and they shut down russian stream. I hate how they comment. After a good round they just talking about that round 2-3 round`s more :DD when nifaculty vs esc there was ant eco when there was 1x1 left but they didnt stop talking abaut that fake granate :DDD
2013-02-23 22:36
finally, their understand their mistake... Hope their let the gotv for finals too
2013-02-23 22:06
Russia @sL4Mtv 
GOGO face IT!
2013-02-24 07:39
This is nonsense, sl4m is broadcasted their adverts and logos in his stream. It's like a situation with copyright fags - 1000 pirated copies = 1000 unsold copies. But what if only a small number of these people would buy it? Same as there. 8000 people on russian stream is NOT equal as 8000 people on official stream, because most of us likes to watch stream in our native language. Some of us don't know english at all. But who cares? Let's manipulate with stuff like "undrawn profit" in the best tradition of copyrast fags. Heaven media should really form their own music or movie recording company, they will really fit in that dirty swamp.
2013-02-25 12:04
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