Pro League finals to ignore new patch

The ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 offline finals will not be played in the newest patch, ESL pro gaming vice-president James Lampkin has revealed.

Last night, Valve released update 1.35.1.2 for CS:GO, which introduced the R8 revolver, increased round and bomb time to 1:55 and 0:40, respectively, and changed the behavior of assault rifles and pistols.

These changes will have a significant impact on gameplay, raising a genuine concern among the teams who will be in attendance at the ESL ESEA Pro League finals as some of them would not even be able to test the new patch before the event starts.


The Pro League finals will be played in the patch before 1.35.1.2

ESL has now put such concerns to bed as the tournament will be played on the previous patch - a decision that was made after consulting with players.

"With the number of game play changes and weapon changes, we all felt that this is really important to maintain the competitive spirit of the event given the amount of money and prestige on the line," James Lampkin wrote on Reddit.

The Pro League finals will kick off on Thursday at 19:00 with the first match, pitting Team Liquid against EnVyUs. The full tournament schedule can be found here.

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GOOD THIS IS AIDS REVOLVBER
2015-12-09 13:53
12 replies
+1
2015-12-09 13:54
1 reply
+1
2015-12-09 15:11
+1
2015-12-09 13:54
1.55 roundtime + 40 segs C4 ...... lol
2015-12-09 14:07
2 replies
It's good Before was 2 roundtime and 45 Should be normal 1:45 and 35
2015-12-09 15:27
1 reply
It will be 1.55 roundtime and 40 sec bombtime @ Major..Valve is retarded
2015-12-09 15:54
#117
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Sweden jackir
the real problem is the new inaccuracy shit
2015-12-09 15:30
#131
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World Buick
2015-12-09 15:59
+1
2015-12-09 17:08
Mad cause bad and can't use? I drop 25-30 frags only using it. 30+ before update
2015-12-09 22:57
1 reply
gyazo.com/a158aff00ff0bfabb1e46e1f94a231.. What? 30 frags supreme smurf
2015-12-10 21:32
+1
2015-12-10 19:07
no shit
2015-12-09 13:53
7 replies
next patch you will be able buy a tomahawk for 5$ replacing your knife
2015-12-09 14:03
6 replies
WE WANT TACTICAL SHIELD BACK!
2015-12-09 14:06
2 replies
#65
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Poland bot_taz
that would be great! but allowed only with usp/p2k or g18 4Head
2015-12-09 14:08
omg Kurwa Mac
2015-12-09 16:26
#81
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Serbia R4ngO
xaxaxaa
2015-12-09 14:19
yeah, and since the new star wars movie is coming out in december cristmas patch will have light saber instead of knife too.
2015-12-09 15:09
1 reply
replacing the knife! ROFL ty volvoo
2015-12-09 15:46
PRAISE ALLAH YAY
2015-12-09 13:53
1 reply
Now we need create alternative version with older patch to play this game...
2015-12-09 15:55
YESSS
2015-12-09 13:53
why :D
2015-12-09 13:53
ESEA KNOWS
2015-12-09 13:53
thank fuck
2015-12-09 13:53
THANK YOU ESL
2015-12-09 13:53
1 reply
I do not get it.. why are they so grumpy?? going their own race.Like they cant see there will be consequences. As i mentioned earlier, start listen to the pro players. Even they have started to complain, so you know something is wrong... Valve digging their own grave.
2015-12-09 14:15
#10
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Brazil RisenNTC
expected
2015-12-09 13:53
gj esea.
2015-12-09 13:53
expected
2015-12-09 13:53
all tournaments should ban this weapon
2015-12-09 13:53
2 replies
grass is green
2015-12-09 17:27
1 reply
So is weed
2015-12-09 17:39
#15
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Poland iBronis
Sad info :(
2015-12-09 13:54
#16
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Israel Dj Madvil
expected
2015-12-09 13:54
At Least someone got brains
2015-12-09 13:54
expected
2015-12-09 13:54
Nice ESL finally you're doing something right ;)
2015-12-09 13:54
#22
shox | 
Greece tzonis
lmao even esl is against those new updates
2015-12-09 13:54
2 replies
they're not against it, they just don't want a game breaking thing to be added 1 day before the lan... it makes sense
2015-12-09 14:22
1 reply
+1
2015-12-09 16:17
#23
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Sweden LindqviSt
expected
2015-12-09 13:55
nice
2015-12-09 13:55
best news whole day
2015-12-09 13:55
THANK GOD
2015-12-09 13:55
#27
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Norway billson
This is easily ESL`s best decision in years.
2015-12-09 13:55
Esl my habibi
2015-12-09 13:55
NICE
2015-12-09 13:55
YES ty boys this is what we wanted
2015-12-09 13:56
Thank you again ESL :)
2015-12-09 13:56
Thank god
2015-12-09 13:56
esl, you da real mvp
2015-12-09 13:57
no r8 no fun :(((
2015-12-09 13:57
#36
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Italy Sh0WN
M8, Gr8 b8, i r8 ur m8 8/8
2015-12-09 13:57
3 replies
ayy r8 is the revolver ayy lmao
2015-12-09 15:05
1 reply
eiiiiight lmaeiiight
2015-12-09 15:07
#169
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Macau fAKEs2j
That no make sense in this post. Learn to use it.
2015-12-09 18:07
#37
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Poland metal_cs
nice
2015-12-09 13:57
We as the little man as to suffer under the changes of volvo and the "big" pros have the chance to avoid it. I mean there are so many other leagues like esea main and what ever who has to play this new patch now and has no chance to avoid it. Thats just straight not fair. Player concil please and pbe for csgo!
2015-12-09 13:58
May be it's time to ask pro players about changes before they're made, Valve? Stupid dicks.
2015-12-09 13:58
3 replies
Gtr knew about the revolver since 2012 and never tried to stop it.
2015-12-09 15:13
2 replies
youre stupid, he knew about it not what it could do..
2015-12-09 16:14
gtr saw it being tested, even if it was like this revolver then he most likely thought they would nerf it massively.
2015-12-09 18:45
GOOD. LETS TAKE A STAND LADS
2015-12-09 13:58
#42
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Uruguay iNVE14
-1
2015-12-09 13:59
Good.
2015-12-09 13:59
expected
2015-12-09 13:59
N1
2015-12-09 13:59
GOOD
2015-12-09 14:00
#47
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Denmark vexity
Damn, wanted a revolvo only lan :(
2015-12-09 14:00
Gaben is gonna crash his fatplane jihad style into the venue
2015-12-09 14:00
they could have just banned the revolver, it would be interesting to watch how quicky pros adapt to the gameplay changes
2015-12-09 14:01
3 replies
newfag
2015-12-09 17:41
it's one thing if they have 1-2 weeks to adapt (which isn't much), but the LAN is this week and with traveling, teams would have nearly 0 time at all to adapt. Do we really want to watch a tournament with 250k on the line where the pros are learning how to play while in game?
2015-12-09 19:15
1 reply
didnt notice it was a 250k tourney, not following much, in that case yeah good call
2015-12-09 20:09
#51
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Brazil woody77
THANKS GOOD!!!
2015-12-09 14:02
#52
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Qatar olaolakaka
fuck you ESEA, i want revolver highlights
2015-12-09 14:02
Good news
2015-12-09 14:03
Just wondering.. Is the problem the Revolver or something else? Haven't actually played the game yet.. Cause if the Revolver is the only problem, why doesn't the event just ban the pistol? edit: oh they're gonna play it on the last patch, great!
2015-12-09 14:05
3 replies
The moving accuracy of the pistols and the 1.55/0.40 timers are big changes too and players would need time to adapt to that.
2015-12-09 15:17
2 replies
nothings changes about the timers rofl
2015-12-09 17:43
Timers don't change on client, just at majors, which is fucking retarded
2015-12-09 18:07
gj
2015-12-09 14:04
#57
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Taiwan SCVready
Good Job!!!
2015-12-09 14:05
What a bummer, the new patch is just incredibly good and I can't wait to see it played competitively Kappa
2015-12-09 14:05
smart decision
2015-12-09 14:07
#62
KRIMZ | 
Germany iN9N
good job guys
2015-12-09 14:07
Good
2015-12-09 14:07
#66
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CIS Laggy
Good
2015-12-09 14:09
We might need a standalone CS for esports
2015-12-09 14:10
NOIICEEEEE!!!
2015-12-09 14:12
Can we just all ignore it and valve developers play it alone on their office server?
2015-12-09 14:13
#73
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Finland Costeri
Im also ignoring latest patch by not playing until they fix that stupid thing
2015-12-09 14:14
Once again Valve shows that they have no concept of game balance. Nerfing the CZ, good - Now bring back its cousin on steroids. Do they even test or think about what they are doing as everything they have balanced so far just goes out the window in terms of guns/pistols with the introduction of this shitty weapon?
2015-12-09 14:15
2 replies
Seriously, how did they think this thing was a good idea? It got patched twice last night with minor nerfs to accuracy and even then I can still fucking jumping awp you with it. It's like nobody thought "wow, this could be really broken."
2015-12-09 15:22
it's actually amazing, really makes me wonder if anyone on the Valve dev team isn't a gold nova. It's like that whole godlike auto shotty thing all over again.
2015-12-09 15:35
HOW DID VALVE THINK THERE IS LITERALLY 0 CHANCE TO PUSH BANANA CUZ NOW U CAN HOLD IT WITH AN 800 DOLLAR R8 GUN INSTEAD OF AN AWP AND JUST SHOT DOWN ANYTHING SINCE ITS PRACTICALLY A STRAIGHT PATH.
2015-12-09 14:15
2 replies
b apps mirage is even worse
2015-12-09 14:29
1 reply
Inferno apps too lol, the video with the guy getting a triple collat here is just ridiculous. Basically Inferno is ruined.
2015-12-09 15:20
All competitive play should just stay on the old patch. GREAT JOB ESL FUCK VOLVO
2015-12-09 14:17
nice fucking gj
2015-12-09 14:24
not good wtf
2015-12-09 14:25
#85
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Brazil woody77
Nice ESL ESEA
2015-12-09 14:27
Nice i tought about that.
2015-12-09 14:28
Wise decision.
2015-12-09 14:31
Very good news!
2015-12-09 14:32
gj
2015-12-09 14:32
R8 is so sick, nerf
2015-12-09 14:33
Expected
2015-12-09 14:34
Well done , massive respect
2015-12-09 14:40
good.
2015-12-09 14:46
n1 ESL
2015-12-09 14:47
NOOOOOOO. I really want to see rounds when everyone would buy it...
2015-12-09 14:53
2 replies
hows that entertaining? Go watch cod, or some fps from 1999 called wanted which had the revolver, which looked exactly the same as this 16 years later LOL. fkn joke
2015-12-09 16:19
1 reply
He was probably being sarcastic Even if everyone bought the r8 after the new patch it will signal Valve that the weapon is absolute bullshit and needs a total revamp (I hope so)
2015-12-10 01:58
And here I was hoping for some hilarious EnvyUs force-buy shenanigans.... Kidding...great job ESL...if only we all had that option.
2015-12-09 15:01
2 replies
revolvo only showmatch inc
2015-12-09 15:07
you think Envy would be the only team force buying revolvo every round?? Every team would do it.. EVERY ROUND
2015-12-09 16:20
thx god
2015-12-09 15:07
Finally doing something right ESL!
2015-12-09 15:08
No revolvo no party
2015-12-09 15:16
atleast one company has people with a brain in it
2015-12-09 15:20
we all know the revolver is retarded, but revolver highlights would be pure entertainment
2015-12-09 15:23
I hope valve realize with this decision, that this was pure bullshit with this update... They suck and they will keep destroying the counterstrike we like... $$$ thats all they are on about I have an idea... Someone should creat a competitive mode, without the updates the community disslikes.. Let all the casual player play their revolver and shit like this... But in the community/competitive mode we, the community, together with the pros decide what changes we want to add and which one we wont...
2015-12-09 15:28
My mates said that they make it OP - people buy the skins - then they nerf. True or what?
2015-12-09 15:29
4 replies
true, valve only cares about what makes them more money.
2015-12-09 15:41
thats valve :) making shitloads of money with the new cases, then nerfing it and the skinvalue will drop
2015-12-09 15:46
1 reply
I bet my life that they make more money on skins bellow 5 Euros than more expensive ones, because they make 15% profit every time and cheaper skins are traded much more frequently.
2015-12-09 22:14
works for riot, works for volvo
2015-12-09 16:13
ESEA-dA-BEST
2015-12-09 15:29
The fact that Valve just released this pistol like this really blows my mind, it's really like an april fools joke.
2015-12-09 15:33
I think they should just ignore the new revolver. The other stuff is good change.
2015-12-09 15:52
woah going against valve? u diggin a grave
2015-12-09 15:55
1 reply
Valve digging a grave for csgo*
2015-12-10 02:00
?
2015-12-09 15:55
lol 1.55 + 40 kkk RIP CSGO
2015-12-09 15:56
thank god there's still smart people out there <3
2015-12-09 16:00
#134
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Hong Kong eldoodaks
nice
2015-12-09 16:02
#135
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Sweden Kasidro
why change the round timer, c4 timer and how rifles work? (atleast the way the did it now with rifles) it was pistols that needed a fix not the other stuff so let's add a pistol that is as powerfull as a an awp, fuck logic.
2015-12-09 16:03
1 reply
Their logic is to make an average position between MM and PRO, but still i don't understand why THESE amounts of time.
2015-12-09 17:23
#136
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
smart move, fuck gaben
2015-12-09 16:09
The most logic decision to be taken tbh
2015-12-09 16:12
NICE!!!
2015-12-09 16:24
Nice!!!
2015-12-09 16:35
damn would have been fun to watch with that magnum jk
2015-12-09 16:43
nice
2015-12-09 17:07
every tournament from now must be without this patch
2015-12-09 17:07
I actually wanted this event to purposely use this new patch so that the players could get mad and report to valve their negative points about revolver in professional play so that it could be nerved ASAP, but i guess it aint gonna happen...... oki doki....
2015-12-09 17:12
I think the round time increase is ok but the bomb timer is a bit over the top.
2015-12-09 17:26
VERY NICE ESL !
2015-12-09 17:27
WORST UPDATE EVER. PETITION TO BAN REVOLVO: RAISE YOUR +1's FELLOW SILVERS
2015-12-09 17:36
Revive PROMOD!!
2015-12-09 18:03
2 replies
This!!!111
2015-12-09 18:40
This. Has to happen.
2015-12-10 05:17
#167
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Argentina EnvyJ
thank mr ESL
2015-12-09 18:06
a good decision
2015-12-09 19:04
too bad
2015-12-09 19:53
YES YES. NOW IF ALL FUTURE TOURNAMENTS COULD USE THE OLD PATCH INSTEAD OF THIS DOG SHIT NEW ONE . MAYBE VALVE WOULD SMARTEN UP AND CHANGE IT BACK
2015-12-09 20:11
1 reply
I really hope so, the gun is game-breaking. I'd even pay money to get it removed.
2015-12-10 19:11
Thank you so much ESL ESEA
2015-12-09 21:34
HELL YEAH, GO ESEA
2015-12-09 22:15
THANK FUCKING GOD
2015-12-09 23:05
Good decision but still won't watch. What's the point of watching pros play a game that essentially doesn't exist anymore? Latest patch just changes the game too much.
2015-12-10 05:24
Obvious. This has anything to with the patch itself. Pros just hadn't the time time to adjust to the new reality. That's all.
2015-12-10 09:54
Honestly wish they would have carried on. It seems like it is going to take a colossal public mockery of their ways for Valve to finally understand the magnitude of their goonery patch after patch after patch......
2015-12-10 10:03
its really sad. i wanna see how pro teams adjust to it in one day FUCK ESL, GIVE MORE FUN
2015-12-10 14:50
Valve releases update, pros ignore them. volvo no longer rolling.
2015-12-11 12:16
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