ESL comments on boltz & steel EPL cases

ESL has issued a statement to clarify the situations of Ricardo "boltz" Prass and Lucas "steel" Lopes in the ESL Pro League.

As recently reported, SK will be able to field loanee Ricardo "boltz" Prass at the upcoming ESL Pro League Finals, while Liquid will have to make do with coach Wilton "zews" Prado, as their newest member, Lucas "steel" Lopes, is ineligible to compete at the event.

According to ESL, boltz was transferred to SK's roster in the Pro League prior to the competition's November 10 trade deadline.

ESL confirms that steel's transfer took place after the trade deadline

steel, on the other hand, played his final match for Immortals on November 12 - two days past the deadline -, after which his contract was transferred to Liquid, rendering the player ineligible for the finals. The 24-year-old, who made his debut for Liquid at IEM Oakland, will make his next appearance for the team at the ECS Season 4 Finals, in Cancun, from December 15-17.

The ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals will take place from December 5-10 at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena, in Odense, with 12 teams facing off for the lion's share of a $750,000 prize pool.

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
modern times group taking over cs slowly but surely
2017-11-30 18:14
#27
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Greece knk74 
fak wesa
2017-11-30 18:22
True WESA was a bad thing better said is
2017-11-30 20:28
#59
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Finland coswell 
The English is strong in this one.
2017-11-30 21:05
#4
Turkey asyx 
ok
2017-11-30 18:14
#5
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France AnTr3aS48 
good stuff
2017-11-30 18:14
Ban all BRs free stanislaw
2017-11-30 18:14
#22
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Ban NA
2017-11-30 18:19
#29
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Denmark eoNs! 
stanisLOW
2017-11-30 18:24
#36
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Japan kitzune 
yes and keep playing medieval style PUG cs....
2017-11-30 18:34
#72
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Brazil brancowhite 
A reasonable user here
2017-12-01 01:15
#37
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Brazil Mirekz 
they should actually ban USA teams, waste of spots
2017-11-30 18:39
#39
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Germany skraby 
+1
2017-11-30 18:52
#44
blaze | 
Brazil Blazzze 
+1000
2017-11-30 19:00
#46
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
+10000000 He deserved for rekt
2017-11-30 19:23
+10000000000000000000
2017-11-30 20:43
But then your country would have nowhere to dream of one day being able to move to. Can’t cut NA teams. The dream of maybe escaping BR without getting murdered and making it to the greatest country in earth needs to be there for these kids I think
2017-11-30 20:57
#60
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Brazil GuiHawk 
You have the money. You haven't the skill :(
2017-11-30 21:05
#66
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Brazil Mirekz 
i mean, the way things are in USA atm i wouldn't say that they're safer, with all the mass shootings goin on, even at churches..
2017-11-30 21:49
Well shit
2017-11-30 22:45
#70
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
The fact that you are right makes me sad. Still, he was responding someone trashing BR CS. And BR CS >>>> US CS.
2017-12-01 00:50
Other than SK, what Brazilian teams are competing at the top level of CS? You can't equate one team's success to an entire country's scene lol.
2017-12-01 02:46
#74
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Immortals were better too. And Team One is better the most of them. Perhaps losing to C9 and Liquid (most probably).
2017-12-01 02:50
Immortals were decent, but they've fallen apart (which is a shame since they made the "na" league more competitive). Steel has gone to liquid, a primarily NA team, boltz has gone to.... SK. And then rest is just a total shitshow.
2017-12-01 03:03
#80
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Best two brazilian teams were better than every single NA team. Third best team in Brazil is better than 90% of NA's team. I know you're proud of american CS, it's not bad, really. But Brazil had got a lot more history ever since 1.6.
2017-12-01 17:14
#77
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
-USA -greatest country on earth pick one.
2017-12-01 11:40
#78
flusha | 
Brazil Riiko 
Please, forgive my stupid compatriots. They really dont understand nothing about CS:GO or Geography.
2017-12-01 11:47
+10000000
2017-12-03 14:30
#62
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Brazil Nobuga 
+999
2017-11-30 21:11
#55
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Brazil pedrohmn 
PENISLAW
2017-11-30 20:37
#7
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
Rip
2017-11-30 18:14
sad for liquid
2017-11-30 18:15
#9
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Sweden slyde123 
WOw this is actually interesting
2017-11-30 18:14
ESL FUCKING RIGGED
2017-11-30 18:14
#12
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Thanks HLTV! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-30 18:14
Top kek
2017-11-30 18:18
#15
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United Kingdom tr4c 
I feel like they should just allow him to play for the sake of making their own event better and more competitive?
2017-11-30 18:16
I don't think they want to sacrifice their integrity just to have a better event However, I for one would like liquid and Astralis to show in their preferred form
2017-11-30 18:55
#48
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Yeah, they shouldn’t comply their own rules just to let a decent player in their event
2017-11-30 19:26
I agree with u there, common sense > rules sometimes is the best way to go.
2017-11-30 20:55
*1
2017-12-01 05:05
Well actually Dennis played hus last match on Deadline day...
2017-11-30 18:16
You can play games on the deadline day...
2017-11-30 21:21
#17
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Norway Crush<3 
This is logical next case plz
2017-11-30 18:17
#18
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Poland Wojtek31337 
Fucking unfair , because sk top 1 he can play?
2017-11-30 18:17
#21
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
Read the fucking article
2017-11-30 18:19
#49
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Poland Wojtek31337 
sry uk pro player hahahahahah
2017-11-30 19:41
#51
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
Good. I accept your apology polak
2017-11-30 19:51
#26
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Denmark AtomAlf 
Do you have a hard time reading English? It Literally points out why, right there in the text. Rules are rules, get over it instead of feeling like a tortured teenager
2017-11-30 18:20
Dude, did you literally just copy and paste your comment replies??
2017-11-30 18:48
#79
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Denmark AtomAlf 
I did.
2017-12-01 15:27
easy 8 title for SK
2017-11-30 18:19
Ez for Boltz, hard for Steelega
2017-11-30 18:19
#28
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Brazil Charizaldo 
We want good matches, not good bureaucracies. Fuck ESL
2017-11-30 18:24
#32
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Canada mattyfinch 
2 FUCKING DAYS. ridiculous bullshit rules. contracts > fucking league rules
2017-11-30 18:27
#FREESTEEL #FFS
2017-11-30 18:30
Sucks this event will be so watered down ... in addition to the already watered down team-list.
2017-11-30 18:31
Its a shame but rules are rules, the decision is pretty clear on this one Hopefully this opens it up for misfits
2017-11-30 18:56
All orgs now the deadlines, they should all be and act professional. If they wanted to use steel at EPL finals, maybe, just maybe kick Stanislow 2 days prior and get Steel. If it is way too hard to get your contract works done in time or fuck a teammember up, well, thats totally liquids fault and they dont deserve any special rule. They also could ask for an emergency transfer... but where is the emergency, Stanislaws low skills? Other Leagues also enforce transfer periods and deadlines and if you miss it just by 15 minutes (your connection is fucked up and you couldnt send the contract details to the league authorities in time) you are not allowed to use the player till the next transferperiod. No reason to do things lastt minute.
2017-11-30 18:58
why not eu ? esl hate eu
2017-11-30 18:58
BS
2017-11-30 19:24
#50
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
In that case, Liquid won't have to call too many timeouts to communicate Zews. He'll tell them what to do in the freeze times but he won't have the firepower that Steel has.
2017-11-30 19:44
#53
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United States jaem 
Makes sense, rules are rules. I feel bad for Liquid but SK managed the transfer in time.
2017-11-30 20:23
#61
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Brazil gabyzinhu 
This is ridiculous. If you want to make CSGO a "more professional" scene, it doesnt need to necessarily be exactly like football or soccer ones. They have more than 20 active players that they can replace even during the matches. When it comes to players and LineUPS, CSGO is not comparable with regular sports like basketball, football, etc... . So it doesnt make sense to impose those window transfers rules. You can still punish someone that try to EXPLOIT those things but still, nonsense to be as tough as regular sports with the Line UPS
2017-11-30 21:11
It seems like every decision made by these ruling organizations is the wrong one. One would think they were FIFA or NASCAR in their consistency in ruling against their own product.
2017-11-30 21:21
Bullshit. Arbitrary dates. SK didn't play single EPL match with boltz, but they get to use him just because he transferred two days earlier.
2017-11-30 21:37
could be worse, zews isn't an amazing player but he's a better player than most coaches
2017-11-30 22:27
they should chage that shit for 2018 everyyy fucking time a top team change player, every single time they will bring the best player possible, which is probably already playing the leagues -.- this happens for yeras and no one stand in to solve the situation roster change in midle of season = get rekt -.- they should change this rule when we talking about top 10 teams or something =(
2017-11-30 22:40
#71
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Canada uhJake 
The fuck field zews, you have STANISLAW tell that orc looking fuck to suck it up and play or u no get paid$$$
2017-12-01 01:07
#82
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Brazil boltz 
Thanks <3
2017-12-05 23:00
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