OpTic disqualified from ELEAGUE Premier

MIRAA
August 22nd, 2017 23:18

OpTic Gaming have been disqualified from ELEAGUE Premier as a result of their recent roster changes, the tournament's organisers have revealed.

According to Turner Sports, OpTic's changes are "inconsistent with ELEAGUE’s rules", which state that, "if more than two players on a team's roster change, such team will be removed from the tournament immediately."

OpTic are keeping only Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and Keith "NAF" Markovic from their previous team. On Monday, it was confirmed that the Spanish player will be joined by Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Adam "friberg" Friberg and Emil "Magisk" Reif in the starting line-up, with the fifth player, presumably Kevin "HS" Tarn, expected to be revealed soon.

mixwell and NAF the only players left of the team that won ELEAGUE S2

Replacing the ELEAGUE Season 2 champions will be a third team coming out of the Americas Open Qualifier, which will be held from August 26-27.

The news comes as yet another blow for OpTic after the team learned that it would be replaced by Cloud9 at DreamHack Masters Malmö, also because of the recent roster changes.

Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
646
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
924
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Latvia pumasiK 
wat, rly?
2017-08-22 23:19
#2
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Latvia pumasiK 
YASS
2017-08-22 23:18
#5
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Mongolia Tendies 
Damn, I think it's good that tournament organisers are following their own rules though.
2017-08-22 23:19
#23
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Norway bouncerul 
boooooo
2017-08-22 23:19
#25
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Uruguay Wannakkin 
Unexpected
2017-08-22 23:19
#152
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Tunisia wotup_newfag 
SK were disqualified for changing their org, so nothing new
2017-08-23 06:19
#26
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Australia USTlLO 
deserved
2017-08-22 23:19
#132
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Argentina SirPatronia 
+1
2017-08-23 01:43
#33
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Germany ceeazy 
FeelsBadMan
2017-08-22 23:20
same thing happened to sk when they left lg org
2017-08-22 23:20
Stupid rule to be honest.
2017-08-22 23:21
Kinda happy they stick to their rules though
2017-08-23 00:50
#155
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
but its rule
2017-08-23 08:36
No shit Sherlock.
2017-08-23 09:15
This is as retarded rule as it can be. SPOT belongs to ORGANIZATION, not players. So if barca releases 10 of their players, team will be forced to play 3rd spanish league all of the sudden? Whoever came with this bullshit is idiot, period. It makes only a tiny bit of sense because of shuffles between 2 teams, but even then.
2017-08-23 12:25
#173
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Australia OkraN 
I assume it is as it is because the for Eleague invites were based on results in the previous Eleague tournament (Eleague S2 I believe). Now that Optic only have 2 players from that roster (One as a substitute) it isn't the same team that won the previous season and therefore shouldn't be automatically invited.
2017-08-23 12:34
A spot shouldn't belong to an organization. It should belong to the players at least the majority of the players. They put in the hard work and effort to make it to and through the tournament not the organization that can just change its roster at any given moment. What happened when the current SK left Luminosity and joined SK I think is crap and that should at least be changed. But as far as the "Spot" belongs to "Organization" and not the people who are actually doing work is complete BS and should never apply anywhere. Look at the majors. If a team doesn't have at least 3 of the members that made it to legends (or if for some reason 3 players are dropped right before the major and they are in challengers) the spot is lost and the team is replaced. In the sense of eLeague major with Fnatic and GODSENT. GODSENT had a legends spot for a short time prior because KrimZ, JW, and Flusha (who all were on Fnatic in DH Cluj and got Legends) went to Godsent. Krimz goes back and fnatic regained their spot as Legends since they had 3 from the prior major (Krimz, Olof, Dennis). The reason why this is the way it is, is so it's completely fair to the players, the people that actually matter in tournaments. You don't want an org to get a position or have a position from the prior tournament (OpTic) and then they suddenly gain a team that is arguably better than their prior team (OpTic) for either malice intent (Wanting to win so they hire a better crew) or for reasons of everyone split up (Optic's case)
2017-09-21 21:11
completely different situation
2017-08-23 04:47
#185
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
It was exactly the opposite, SK could not participate because of the spot belonging to LG, now the spot belong to optic but they cant play because the roster change. Stupid ELEAGUE.
2017-08-23 18:02
That was expected. You cant believe to keep your spot with only two of the original roster. Thats just not happening
2017-08-22 23:20
#3
dennis | 
Estonia MaiakieN 
expected
2017-08-22 23:18
#4
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Mongolia Tendies 
DAMN BOIS tournament organisers not bending the rules, good shit bois
2017-08-22 23:19
Even if their rules are stupid.
2017-08-22 23:21
this isnt a stupid rule
2017-08-22 23:22
#55
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Mongolia Tendies 
+1
2017-08-22 23:23
#52
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Mongolia Tendies 
How? Optic has lost a majority of its roster. There are rules about this, rightfully so.
2017-08-22 23:22
So what? You can't hold a spot if you have exactly the same roster but changed org. #35
2017-08-22 23:33
#89
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North America bloodwolf1710 
Thevrules make it so i cant switch orgs and u jave to keep the majority of ur roster
2017-08-22 23:57
That's completely fucking irrelevant to this situation though. If the entire optic roster moved to another org, then maybe you have something to argue about. But they didn't, so you don't
2017-08-23 04:49
New org, same lineup => disqualification. Different lineup, same org => disqualification. Sorry, but it's stupid.
2017-08-23 09:19
No, you are stupid. If one team qualified for a major, and then they bought in 5 new players to actually play the major there would be fucking uproar. Stop being so autistic, it's completely valid in this case to disqualify optic, if you think otherwise you are, by definition a fucking idiot.
2017-08-23 11:39
1. It's not Major. 2. New org, same lineup => disqualification.
2017-08-23 11:42
#84
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North America bloodwolf1710 
The rule is not stupid
2017-08-22 23:51
#156
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
and fkin esl make bad shiet bois!
2017-08-23 08:42
#6
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United States xSleader 
Noo
2017-08-22 23:18
#7
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Sweden oAidqn 
got fucked twice
2017-08-22 23:18
#8
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Brazil 16|0 
expected
2017-08-22 23:19
#9
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Finland runENCE 
fak
2017-08-22 23:19
expected
2017-08-22 23:19
#17
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Portugal raaVz 
lul
2017-08-22 23:19
Lmao
2017-08-22 23:19
#19
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Australia USTlLO 
gg
2017-08-22 23:19
#20
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Germany simonmy 
haHA
2017-08-22 23:19
damn rip
2017-08-22 23:19
#28
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United States RiptideTV 
Did people really not see this coming?
2017-08-22 23:19
#31
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Russia ScarEEEEEEEE 
like Luminosity-SK
2017-08-22 23:20
#93
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Brazil R_ananias 
It's completely different. LG had played the group stage and got disqualified from the playoffs. Now, the tournament haven't even started yet!
2017-08-23 00:03
#98
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Russia ScarEEEEEEEE 
Probably because they got spot in groop, but yeah, it`s stupid anyway
2017-08-23 00:07
That's really racist to immigrants. Trump's politics spread into esports which is a shame. I think that's really disrespectful from E-League and I will not watch this season for sure.
2017-08-22 23:20
XD
2017-08-22 23:20
#36
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United States pieceofpi 
EZ 4 Misfits
2017-08-22 23:20
#37
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Poland kurwafa 
i thought the org had the spot in eleague not the players???????????? isnt that why lg got dq when they went to sk???
2017-08-22 23:20
Probably changed the rules so that theyre in line with the other tournament rules. Because otherwise teams would change the fuck out of their rosters
2017-08-22 23:23
It's the same rule, just a different situation. In that situation, the 5 players changed orgs and so neither org was allowed to participate because their submitted rosters changed more than two players (all 5 players) after the cutoff date. The same thing here: more than two players changed after the cutoff for roster submissions, so the roster is ineligible for the tournament.
2017-08-22 23:32
The league AND the players own the spot. It forces them to cooperate or both of them are disqualified.
2017-08-22 23:55
#94
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North America bloodwolf1710 
Its both u need to keep the same org and the majority of players
2017-08-23 00:03
#38
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Czech Republic PZKenny 
I bet my legt testicle that OpTic will bet that third team from quals
2017-08-22 23:20
#95
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North America bloodwolf1710 
I dont think they cab compete in the qualifier but i could be wrong
2017-08-23 00:04
#100
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Czech Republic PZKenny 
Sure they can
2017-08-23 00:07
They might have a rule against it. For some reason i remember them having a rupe like that
2017-08-23 00:09
#133
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World Klarso7771 
Problem is theyre going to be an EU team, so you would think they have to play in the EU quals
2017-08-23 02:03
#134
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Czech Republic PZKenny 
There is no rule by ELEAGUE that EU players can play only EU quals. It's possible that they will make that rule, but I doubt about it.
2017-08-23 02:08
#135
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World Klarso7771 
Well isnt M1x already back in Europe?
2017-08-23 02:16
#137
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Czech Republic PZKenny 
It seems like all players moved to US since they play NA EPL
2017-08-23 02:21
Friberg. Magisk. Allu are stil in eu untill nxt week
2017-08-23 16:27
#40
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Germany add_aykeN_ffs 
Astralis and SK in the Group.. who ever replaces them is fucked anyway lul
2017-08-22 23:20
#45
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Oh come on that sucks
2017-08-22 23:21
#46
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United States SjD 
lol
2017-08-22 23:21
#48
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France Lelib 
Or just give them a chance to qualify again ? stupids
2017-08-22 23:22
#49
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France kennySsSsS 
expected
2017-08-22 23:22
This is a bit stupid in sense that it was more like OpTic just lost those players to other orgs.
2017-08-22 23:22
#97
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North America bloodwolf1710 
How does that change the situation. If u lose the majority of ur team then u lose the spot. Thats the rule
2017-08-23 00:06
#115
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
optics org does not like that
2017-08-23 00:19
In that sense that the players don't own the spot either, as SK was disqualified last time. So basically it has to be the same org with the same 3/5 players, or you are out. Which is stupid. At least in major, the players keep the spot.
2017-08-23 00:22
Can't they just use Hazed as a stand in for the event?
2017-08-22 23:22
#113
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
no hazed is the best igl in the world and he doesnt want to play with people not on his level
2017-08-23 00:18
hazed is standing in for clg rn idk for how long
2017-08-23 06:24
OpTic wins, they were most likely not even gonna make playoffs quarters at this stage and this will only accelerate their moveout to Europe.
2017-08-22 23:23
Well they where in death group anyway not big a lose.
2017-08-22 23:24
#60
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Spain ThePatron 
WTF
2017-08-22 23:25
Ahahaha, take that, lol. No green wall BS to annoy us for a while. xD I think the can qualify?
2017-08-22 23:26
#112
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
xd
2017-08-23 00:17
#62
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Germany uRaguuu 
okay, then optic just can qualify through the qualifier again? should be ez if they are allowed
2017-08-22 23:26
#99
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North America bloodwolf1710 
Dont think they can compete in qualifier but i could be wrong
2017-08-23 00:07
#63
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Brazil mibr_DBM18 
Just like LG>SK.
2017-08-22 23:27
#66
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Poland Hamadoshi 
OpTic shouldn't do that changes I think... first DreamHack, then ELEAGUE Premier
2017-08-22 23:29
#68
XANTARES | 
Poland _kYRA 
"xD"
2017-08-22 23:30
They were in SK and Astralis group so they were going to lose anyways...
2017-08-22 23:30
Just like LG
2017-08-22 23:30
Gonna be a heck of a team now, though. NAF and Mixwell are solid players. Add in Magisk and Allu? Solid. And Friberg as a fifth... overall, better than NiP, anyway. Definitely top 10, perhaps top 5 eventually.
2017-08-22 23:32
#75
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Romania rolandroly 
lmao what
2017-08-22 23:35
Srly?
2017-08-22 23:36
even if its transfer season and the tournament hasnt even started? also liquid placed 2nd in the malmo qualifier final, so it makes sense to invite cloud9? beyond retarded
2017-08-22 23:37
#87
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Poland Hamadoshi 
OpTic miss 1 player in their team, anyway full team has been changed... it is banned if they want to take part in events
2017-08-22 23:55
i guess your right it makes sense , im just mad at the moment about cloud9 getting the invite for the masters event, even though Liquid made the final of the qualifier and cloud9 didnt :/
2017-08-23 00:03
#111
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Poland Hamadoshi 
there are a lot team better than C9, I think the worst decision at setting this team to tournament
2017-08-23 00:17
#86
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Finland ginbay 
Soo when is their first lan event?
2017-08-22 23:55
unlucky next time
2017-08-23 00:05
hahaha and they still will play in na xD
2017-08-23 00:10
it's ok to respect your own rules but now another tier 5 NA team will play. dude NA cs would be even worse if it wasn't for 2 brazilian teams. what a joke this scene is :D
2017-08-23 00:10
#110
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
NA just likes to throw but only ibp were caught
2017-08-23 00:16
#117
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Europe Vallon 
How is it fair that Optic LOSE three players so they obviously *have* to replace them, and they get dq'd from a tournament for just keeping a 5-player team? Lmao.
2017-08-23 00:21
#119
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United States y0rk 
Kind of unfair if you ask me
2017-08-23 00:23
#120
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Myanmar AstralisGoat 
New SK? Lol, people saying this is unfair we already know the rules from when SK got the boot, at least they aren't wasting Optic's time and kicking them now, SK was already top 8 qualified for LAN finals when they got removed from ELeague.
2017-08-23 00:27
#124
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Portugal dracø 
it was retarded when it happened to sk, it remains retarded now. But at least they follow their shit rules
2017-08-23 00:44
#150
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World lalt 
ELEAGUE rule is not retard. It's in place to protect their product. Dreamhack, on the other hand... Dunno what the situation was there. If they were in from qualifier, makes sense to require same players.
2017-08-23 06:06
#128
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Brazil medOOOO 
Sad but rules are rules.
2017-08-23 01:15
#129
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Brazil Djentleman 
immortals or gambit deserves more than c9 this spot!
2017-08-23 01:25
#131
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North America Mythicality 
Shouldn't Faze also be getting kicked out of these things. they replaced 3 members aswell.
2017-08-23 01:36
2ez4NA
2017-08-23 03:09
well no shit
2017-08-23 03:15
#141
JW | 
Indonesia ettuzy 
im waiting optic debuts that'll be nice mybe xD
2017-08-23 04:24
#142
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CIS FaZeUper 
Daaaaamn :( I wanna see OpTic on LAN
2017-08-23 04:33
#143
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Other mikecool 
Guess Optic did not see that one coming....
2017-08-23 04:34
#148
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Nepal hpbaxx 
that 2nd paragraph.. wat? they keep (1)mixwell+(2)NAF from the previous team, (3)allu + (4)friberg + (5)magisk will join as new players. HS will be revealed as the 5th player soon... ???
2017-08-23 04:54
#166
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Australia Mr.Sinister 
NAF is/was supposed to be 5th for E-League. After E-League HS takes over.
2017-08-23 11:17
#187
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Nepal hpbaxx 
I see, thank you
2017-08-23 19:24
n1
2017-08-23 05:17
#154
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Finland @g0d 
They will go to eleague premier qualf.
2017-08-23 06:35
#174
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Their coach said they won't try to qualify
2017-08-23 12:49
what will happen if they qualify again ? I want to see this happen
2017-08-23 09:07
lul
2017-08-23 10:15
#165
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Malaysia kenzorai9012 
Nooo Fribergerrrr. Was really hoping for OG to kick asses with the new lineup with Friberger. Hmm.
2017-08-23 10:17
#175
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Finland no_man 
Stupid
2017-08-23 12:59
#178
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Finland kappaboi 
feelsbadman
2017-08-23 13:20
#180
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Canada webzyx 
I love to read HLTV comments, but when I do I'm turning off my brain.
2017-08-23 14:14
thats good. why they should play with differen team?
2017-08-23 15:02
#184
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Ireland Intrilo 
kicked out cus of na scrubs are to scared LUL
2017-08-23 17:21
#186
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Denmark Fjumse 
If optic is going to be a eu team. Then they have to play premier first in order to play esl right??
2017-08-23 18:42
lul
2017-08-24 08:54
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