Six EU ESL PL matches rescheduled

Due to flight delays and cancellations for three teams that attended DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, ESL has decided to postpone six ESL Pro League Season 5 matches that were scheduled to be played today and tomorrow.

Members of Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro and NiP were struck by lengthy delays on their return  from Las Vegas, with certain players spending more than 72 hours in transit to their homes.

In light of that, ESL has decided that the three teams' upcoming matches will be rescheduled—but pointed out that this is a special circumstance and that rescheduling matches is normally not possible in Pro League.


byali was one of the players affected by extreme flight delays 

ESL put out the following statement:

We started to receive first reports and warnings about a cancelled flight from Dreamhack Las Vegas back to Europe on Tuesday. We were also informed that this might affect teams showing up for their matches this week, including Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Virtus.pro. After receiving further information throughout last night and earlier this morning, we decided to invoke special circumstances and cancel the three related matches this week and reschedule them to a later point which has not been defined yet.
We would like to make it clear that usually rescheduling matches is not possible in the League. However, due to the special circumstances and the delays caused by the airline, we are granting a special exception. Players affected by this will in some cases arrive home after their official match start or just a short time before the start of their match after being on the road and traveling for more than 72 hours in a stressful and exhausting situation out of their control.

"We started to receive first reports and warnings about a cancelled flight from Dreamhack Las Vegas back to Europe on Tuesday. We were also informed that this might affect teams showing up for their matches this week, including Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Virtus.pro. After receiving further information throughout last night and earlier this morning, we decided to invoke special circumstances and cancel the three related matches this week and reschedule them to a later point which has not been defined yet."

"We would like to make it clear that usually rescheduling matches is not possible in the League. However, due to the special circumstances and the delays caused by the airline, we are granting a special exception. Players affected by this will in some cases arrive home after their official match start or just a short time before the start of their match after being on the road and traveling for more than 72 hours in a stressful and exhausting situation out of their control."

The following double-headers will be rescheduled for a later, to be announced date:

22.2., 19:00  CIS Natus Vincere  vs. Denmark North
23.2., 19:00  Sweden NiP  vs. Sweden fnatic
23.2., 21:20  Poland Virtus.pro  vs. Europe HellRaisers

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

#1
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Finland neksu 
lets go north!
2017-02-22 14:46
#46
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
#FixCsgo
2017-02-22 16:06
#2
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Latvia prelideN 
n1
2017-02-22 14:45
#3
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
what why??
2017-02-22 14:46
#14
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
Due to flight delays and cancellations
2017-02-22 14:46
#7
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Singapore Prawblems 
n1
2017-02-22 14:45
#10
oskar | 
Czech Republic Lukooo 
HR lul
2017-02-22 14:46
ez
2017-02-22 14:46
#12
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Palestine hevCS 
ffs
2017-02-22 14:46
#16
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United States Crumble21 
EZ game EZ life
2017-02-22 14:46
72h from Vegas to Europe, sorry but in what time are we living?
2017-02-22 14:52
#27
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France t3r4byt3 
what do you mean? the flights broke down and the teams now have or had to look for new flights and there's a massive delay
2017-02-22 14:55
Traveling isn't just the time you're on the plane. Its the wait as well as the fact that they likely checked out of their hotels already.
2017-02-22 16:04
Yeah, I know but you have direct flights from vegas to London / FFM for around 10-11 hours. And another lets say 3-4 hours for Nip and VP to get home. Navi obvisouly more as connections to ukraine are not that regular. so if you miss a flight or it breaks down maybe it takes you 30h, but 72h is very extrem.
2017-02-22 18:04
#65
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Germany grabke 
cs players are pussies. How often it happened now they complained on twitter how hard it is to be in different time zones or had to play a day after getting home etc.
2017-02-23 04:34
Im sure you travel around the world all the time and have much experience with jetlag.
2017-02-23 11:58
Is north good at mirage wich is navi best mao ¿
2017-02-22 14:54
why it should be a news post lol
2017-02-22 15:14
1. For the people who want to follow the matches. 2. For the people who will bet/wait for the matches. 3. For the people who are fans of those teams and they want to be in touch with the things happening around their fav teams.
2017-02-22 15:47
that info can be on matchpage not on news
2017-02-22 15:51
#38
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Hungary Shaperz 
shut the fuck up piece of shit cunt, let admins decide what's on the news OKAY??? THANK YOU VERY FUCKING MUCH GG FUCK U
2017-02-22 15:58
so mad, calm down dude
2017-02-22 15:58
#40
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Hungary Shaperz 
:D
2017-02-22 15:58
ayyy, so fucking beatufil m8
2017-02-22 16:18
Because ESL pl is infamous for strict rescheduling rules. The teams in question would be made to forfeit usually.
2017-02-22 16:34
Omg,NiP such an idiots wtf.Why fnatic managed to fly to Swedistan,but they didn't?Were they celebrating that they managed to break their 0-7 lose streak by winning against tier 4 Clown9?From this case we can see that NiP don't give a single fak about their performance
2017-02-22 15:17
#36
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
You are not very smart.
2017-02-22 15:48
they were in quarterfinals but fnatic got out in groups maybe you retard ?
2017-02-22 16:04
#60
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France t3r4byt3 
NiP made it to playoffs, fnatic went out in groups. Use some brains next time.
2017-02-22 18:58
#32
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-02-22 15:20
#33
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Russia invizyy 
EZ FOR VP
2017-02-22 15:32
nice PP for CocaCola, so sad!
2017-02-22 16:11
#48
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
why are these teams (except for VP) in polish esl league?
2017-02-22 16:15
PL = pro league not poland
2017-02-22 21:25
RIP my popcorn and cola
2017-02-22 16:17
#50
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Inb4 like 3 month reschedule instead of playing these 3 games in 1-2 days lol
2017-02-22 16:17
fnatic vs NiP countdown
2017-02-22 16:22
#66
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Germany grabke 
why is byali not flying with his teammates ??? Would make sense to fly with the same airline.
2017-02-23 04:37
Coz he wanted to enjoy some sins in LV?
2017-02-24 14:51
THANKS MR. ESL
2017-02-23 13:14
Is this coca-cola for commercial or can he drink it ?
2017-02-23 14:05
#73
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India TYZ4 
So Professeur, when are they happening?
2017-02-26 07:34
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