ESEA adds age restriction to MDL rules

ESEA has added a minimum age requirement of 16 for the MDL Season 27, making many rising talents ineligible to compete in the league.

With registration for ESEA S27 already open, an updated tournament rulebook now mentions that "players under the age of sixteen (16) years old cannot compete in the MDL divisions", either in Europe or in North America.

This new rule impacts many young talents who have been competing in MDL, including eXtatus' David "frozen" Čerňanský, Fragsters' Martin "stavn" Lund, Ghost Academy's Jason "neptune" Tran and SoaR's Ryan "Snakes" Amann.

frozen unable to play in MDL under the new rules

On Twitter, ESEA Product Manager Brett "Few" Sheffield mentioned that more information about the rule changes for Season 27 will be announced soon and stressed that it will not affect the S26 Global Challenge event, where both neptune and Snakes will be in attendance.

Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Jason 'neptune' Tran
Jason 'neptune' Tran
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
oof Edit: RIPERINO FROZENINHO
2018-01-03 18:40
#63
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Europe wai7ing 
shady esea bitch
2018-01-03 18:53
#184
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India TYZ4 
"many for the future" xDDDDD
2018-01-04 07:39
They just have to qualify for epl
2018-01-03 19:05
#104
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Denmark JustYes 
no?
2018-01-03 19:15
If they qualify for all the the rule won't apply to him
2018-01-03 19:16
#109
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Denmark JustYes 
yes they will
2018-01-03 19:16
Or am I just another stupid american
2018-01-03 19:16
Well rip me
2018-01-03 19:16
#119
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Denmark JustYes 
hltv.org/news/21273/wardell-joins-rogue "However, Rogue won't be able to use their full roster from the start of Pro League as wrath is currently underage. Until September 21st, when wrath turns 16, the team will be using Shawn "witmer" Taylor, a former teammate of shinobi and co."
2018-01-03 19:23
Sorry my bad bro, thanks for clearing that up
2018-01-03 19:27
#125
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Denmark JustYes 
np :) its fine Have a cool day! -VeryCoolGuy
2018-01-03 19:27
if you can't stop them, kick them from the tournament
2018-01-03 20:18
None of these players are even on significant teams lol
2018-01-04 00:37
Good fuck zeptic
2018-01-03 21:19
#2
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Greece PentaGR 
lul
2018-01-03 18:39
#30
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Greece knk74 
ur back
2018-01-03 18:41
#202
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Greece PentaGR 
what's up ma boi
2018-01-05 16:05
18:39 vs 18:40 and u are #2 post =DDD
2018-01-03 18:43
ye bc i added something when it hit 12:40
2018-01-03 18:44
wut
2018-01-03 18:39
rip s1mple
2018-01-03 18:40
#32
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Turkey mozartfanboy 
nice one hehe
2018-01-03 18:42
+1 xD
2018-01-03 18:47
#7
COCAINE | 
Syria Kansur 
ez
2018-01-03 18:40
#8
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United States tedhedlund 
hey
2018-01-03 18:40
#9
 | 
Finland Vkims 
Why?
2018-01-03 18:40
#10
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Fak
2018-01-03 18:40
#11
Luken | 
Argentina FartuxS 
n1
2018-01-03 18:40
#12
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Namibia wojteq__ 
ok
2018-01-03 18:40
#13
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Afghanistan CEO_of_HLTV 
klol
2018-01-03 18:40
lol
2018-01-03 18:40
#15
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Germany MaibE 
But why tho
2018-01-03 18:40
nice
2018-01-03 18:40
Ouch
2018-01-03 18:41
#18
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Iceland caverat 
why
2018-01-03 18:41
#19
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Rip frozen
2018-01-03 18:41
#20
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Brazil XEMBAO 
wtf
2018-01-03 18:41
sucks for kids
2018-01-03 18:41
#47
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Brazil coldzao2 
they should stick to school anyway good rule esea
2018-01-03 18:45
Bait?
2018-01-03 18:49
#56
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Brazil coldzao2 
no you do not know if they will make themselves a living by playing cs you cant even be sure with frozen, because he isnt proven vs t1 teams not even talking about the rest
2018-01-03 18:50
#72
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
hes already making a living you dumb monkey
2018-01-03 18:58
#75
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Brazil coldzao2 
and there is 10000 more kids skipping school trying become a pro.. he is just an exception
2018-01-03 18:59
#79
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
Exception Xdddd you dont even know how ez it is to make money playing cs nowdays
2018-01-03 19:00
#82
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Brazil coldzao2 
and how much money did you make? probably playing 30 days non stop for 10$ on some skinsite is the most youve got
2018-01-03 19:01
lol so true I am pretty sure some kids left school to early just like this
2018-01-03 19:15
LUL you rekt him.
2018-01-03 22:17
he is not skipping anything and he is not trying to became pro - he is one
2018-01-03 19:00
Mdl is mdl and not pro league for a reason Nt
2018-01-04 00:39
same rulezz are for ESL Pro league, if I´m correct (but not 100% sure) ... just know that eXtatus cannot play most of ESL tournaments due to frozen´s age
2018-01-04 08:01
Frozen is already a profesional = He is already making money by playing cs ... and in the same time studying...
2018-01-03 18:59
But its not eseas job to decide who gets to prove himself and who doesnt. This is just straight up bs
2018-01-03 19:01
#106
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Argentina borishdp 
+1
2018-01-03 19:15
I don't think you understand how child labor laws work
2018-01-04 00:40
You're legit braindead
2018-01-03 19:02
#89
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Brazil coldzao2 
just because i agree with esea's opinion im braindead?
2018-01-03 19:03
Yes? Exactly....if U16 players are on pro teams, ESEA is halting that, by not letting them play. If every league and tournament did this then it'd greatly destroy the infrastructure of the cs scene as no younger talents can get higher tier experience. This rule brings about nothing good
2018-01-03 19:06
Lol they were never getting picked up by tier 1 teams pre 17 anyways. They can rank g and s pug like everyone else
2018-01-04 00:41
Yeah, sure... they were not picked by Faze or SK instantly, Extatus, Godsent, ...those are T2 teams now. And thanks to ESL, ESEA, Eleague age restrictions they aren´t (and won´t be) able to even participate in qualifiers for big events.... Maybe that is the reason why you don´t see them on T1 tournaments ;) - they simply have to wait until they are old enough to even try to prove themselves
2018-01-04 08:13
thats stupid. if godsent get relegated, then Brollan cant play
2018-01-04 16:57
#97
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
+1
2018-01-03 19:09
#180
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Netherlands Deji 
Esports pro player is the best job in the world
2018-01-04 03:56
#191
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France herdzort 
+1
2018-01-04 12:24
#22
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
kurvy vyjebané
2018-01-03 18:41
+1
2018-01-03 18:49
#58
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
+2
2018-01-03 18:50
#68
GuardiaN | 
Slovakia airen 
prave naopak. 16+ je uplne OK!
2018-01-03 18:55
+3
2018-01-03 19:03
+100
2018-01-03 19:08
+1
2018-01-03 22:16
#24
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Estonia sux3ss 
Xd
2018-01-03 18:41
retarded ruleset change
2018-01-03 18:41
Why
2018-01-03 18:41
stupid rule
2018-01-03 18:41
#28
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Spain G3CK0 
Why lol
2018-01-03 18:41
Wtf
2018-01-03 18:41
that sucks
2018-01-03 18:41
#33
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
I feel like frozen is 16 for like 5years now
2018-01-03 18:42
#41
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
hes 15
2018-01-03 18:44
hes 15
2018-01-03 18:44
Yeah like wtf he had his 15th birthday about 3 times now
2018-01-03 19:15
are u retarded? U can have only one time 15th birthday
2018-01-05 18:04
I think you are retarded for actually taking this comment seriously. Ofcourse you can have your 15th birthday only once but people have been eaying 'hes gonna be 16 soon' for a very long time
2018-01-05 18:42
Ye boii, he is 15yo and 18 july he will 16 yo
2018-01-05 19:26
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa rip kids
2018-01-03 18:42
#62
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
That moment when 15y.o. made more money that your family in 1 year
2018-01-03 18:52
>tryxt >from slovakia >faze fan
2018-01-03 18:53
#66
rain | 
Slovakia TrYx_ 
ADAMSIN^^DROGBA Turkey kebab XANTARES XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-01-03 18:55
the rule just makes sense... retards just dont understand this
2018-01-04 00:15
Brutal savage. Rekt
2018-01-04 08:05
why there has to be age restriction lol so stupid
2018-01-03 18:43
#49
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Cuz the game is 16+ and they dont wanna support young addicted possible ISIS members Jk
2018-01-03 18:47
#36
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
neptune is dosia son
2018-01-03 18:43
srsly? of course... so that these guys just have to wait till they are old enough to show their skill.... What a stupid non-sense... There are no "junior" categories and these guys are signed as Pro´s.
2018-01-03 18:43
#38
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Poland Hamadoshi 
what
2018-01-03 18:43
#40
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
GJ fucking clown ESEA....
2018-01-03 18:44
#43
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
hahahhaah rip esea
2018-01-03 18:44
#44
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Slovakia bombmeister 
why ffs?
2018-01-03 18:44
#45
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Venezuela BOBSENSEi 
bad
2018-01-03 18:44
#50
World cDe 
wtf? great nobrain move, i hope nothing like this will happen in Battalion1944 scene.
2018-01-03 18:48
yeah really a nobrain move kappa
2018-01-04 00:16
#209
World cDe 
kys
2018-01-22 22:26
reported
2018-01-22 22:33
#51
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
meh
2018-01-03 18:48
Oh fuck off...
2018-01-03 18:49
wow bad
2018-01-03 18:49
#57
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Canada Matomoto 
Why now?
2018-01-03 18:50
pretty fuking dumb
2018-01-03 18:51
#60
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Sweden addi- 
Lets destroy development for younger players. Great rule
2018-01-03 18:52
go back to school kids 4Head
2018-01-03 18:52
#65
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France AZIDOOTTT 
What is the goal??
2018-01-03 18:53
#67
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Slovakia VladO.  
makes no sense whatsoever just ESEA showing how stupid they are again
2018-01-03 18:55
#69
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
y tho
2018-01-03 18:56
why
2018-01-03 18:56
#71
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Spain JasonRacism 
Don't get why this is needed ...
2018-01-03 18:56
didn't know frozen was still u-16
2018-01-03 18:58
Good rules. Broodwars youngest player on TV was 12 years old (TY) and thats not a situation you want to happen in CS:GO. The game tied to child labor and exploitation discussions. All major sports have an age restriction for professional athlets and this restriction is usually 16 or 18 years old. Nobodies carriers are taken away, they just have to grow up without being forced to train dozens of hours per week till they are 16. With the amount of professional teams in MDL, thats a good rule. And playing under 16 at events like MDL is even illegal in alot of countries. For example, under 16 year olds are not allowed to work in Germany after 22.00. They also are not allowed to "work" for more then 6-8 hours a day. Its a legal issue. Ask the UN Child protection intiatives about it.
2018-01-03 18:58
And dont come up with children in movies: These are highly regulated branches, where the gouvernment sets a ton of papers that parents and gouvernment youth agencies have to sign all shit. In the end even these children often times are not allowed to stand infront of a camera for more then 4 hours a day or even less. Child labor and exploitation is a serious topic and ESEA just wants to protect themself from the shit ton of legal issues that come with under 16 year olds at your events. And where is the boarder? TY was 12 at his first match on TV, will we see 12 year olds in CS:GO on LANs? Is this good?
2018-01-03 19:01
#96
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
lmao i know like 5 15yo guys who play pro football
2018-01-03 19:08
I also know these people. My school was the partner school of a german bundesliga club. They went to our school, missed half the time due to playing with the DFB teams or with the club and teachers traveled with them to help them get education. This is highly regulated in Germany, the clubs need to forster education of their young players, need to agree not training more then X hours per day and week and so on. ESL or ESEA cant do that shit. Hell most CS:GO teams cant garantee to do this. Also even when these 15yo call it pro football, its likely they dont have a pro contract. Being at a professional football team as a youth player does not make you a professional till you got the pro contract.
2018-01-03 19:15
#116
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
yeah they have contract lmao you cant pay someone without contract you dumb kid, even 7yo kids have contracts if they are talented
2018-01-03 19:18
A professional contract and a contract are two different things.
2018-01-03 19:25
#121
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
no
2018-01-03 19:25
Contract =|= pro contract There is a large difference between the professional contract that regular A team players have and what younglings in underage teams have. And yeah, I just had to read your freaking legal code: Working in Slovakia is mostly forbidden under the age of 15. (Only so called "light work" is allowed and must be talked through with gouvernment agency, school education must be garanteed) Above 15 you are allowed to work as you want. So yes, your "people" might have a professional contract. But for example thats not possible in Germany under the age of 16. And ESL is a german organisation.
2018-01-03 19:26
#128
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
there is no difference, and ESEA is based in USA
2018-01-03 19:32
Now 2 people tell you there is. And US laws are sometimes even stricter. Remember Twist not being allowed to play for ELEAGUE back then? Well you are not allowed to work in Georgia, when you are under 17.
2018-01-03 19:41
#137
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
idc what 2 people tell me, explain to me how are they different things and give reliable source or gtfo pro athlete is not work, and esport players are treated as athletes by US government
2018-01-03 19:43
And then why was Twistz not allowed to play? Because verg11 is smarter then the gouvernment from Georgia and Turner? Contracts: fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/admini.. Read. You are only a professional and have a procontract, when "A professional is a player who has a written contract with a club and is paid more for his footballing activity than the expenses he effectively incurs. All other players are considered to be amateurs." The contracts of 15 year olds are usually never high enough to make them "pro contracts". For example in UK the youth contracts are regulated to certain amounts of money ( playerscout.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/201..) and thats never exeeding the amount to become a pro contract.
2018-01-03 20:03
#147
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
Thats irrelevant, show me one government that makes distinction between ''contract'' and ''pro contract''
2018-01-03 20:15
#207
REZ | 
Czech Republic p0trat 
There is no such a thing as contract and pro contract. Did you eve read the damn thing? There is only one kind of contracts and the thing is just that fifa takes you as a pro or not, but there is no difference between the two but a price they are being payed. tl;dr Professional contract just means you are payed more.
2018-01-06 14:23
+1
2018-01-03 19:10
#77
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Brazil Setrock 
FUCK YOU ESEA...
2018-01-03 18:59
RIP kids
2018-01-03 19:00
but why RIP yung frozen
2018-01-03 19:01
well the game is not meant for kids anyway
2018-01-03 19:06
> game > not for kids pick one
2018-01-03 19:09
the game = cs go but esea is being stupid anyway
2018-01-03 19:27
+1
2018-01-04 00:19
once again we can see that esea is absolutely the best platform for competition :>
2018-01-03 19:01
This is shit lol
2018-01-03 19:02
#93
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United States ShanksTD 
Why put an age restriction on a developmental league? Sucks enough for these young kids that they can't attend a lot of major events but now that they can't even play in MDL what else is there for them? This will seriously hurt the CS scene as a whole, and I think especially NA. Lots of younger kids that have the passion, dedication and skill to rise above the has-beens still in circulation in many scenes and now they have little to no way to prove their worth. Hopefully this will be changed, and if not I'm really sorry for kids like frozen and neptune.
2018-01-03 19:07
#179
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Estonia VeTox 
+1
2018-01-04 03:08
Whats the point?
2018-01-03 19:07
esea scum as expected
2018-01-03 19:09
#101
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United Kingdom kenconut 
Guess it's more reason for ExTatus to try beat AGO tomorrow, because its frankly the only fucking chance frozen has if he makes it to EPL
2018-01-03 19:12
frozen can't play in EPL either
2018-01-03 19:16
EPL is +16 too.
2018-01-03 19:17
#193
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World nakTriceps 
The chances are only about ECS now... And it´s difficult to go there.
2018-01-04 13:08
What's the point to this?
2018-01-03 19:12
wtf
2018-01-03 19:17
pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/73277638825.. is this a female or male? wtf
2018-01-03 19:17
thats fucking disgusting
2018-01-03 19:19
esea sucks
2018-01-03 19:22
it should be 17, cause cs go is for 17+ years old :)
2018-01-03 19:29
#130
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Namibia banned_so 
In states your 16 yo kid can easily ride with 525km Benz so he can handle pc game too :/
2018-01-03 19:34
ger 16+
2018-01-04 00:20
damn dude...
2018-01-03 19:30
I can't play too FeelsBadMan
2018-01-03 19:33
#131
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Namibia banned_so 
Good for you illegal gambler
2018-01-03 19:34
Is that dude 16 himself? LOLOLOLOL
2018-01-03 19:36
no, just fat, trans and abusive parents
2018-01-03 19:39
what a fucking power tripping lesbocuntboy I'd slap his ugly fat face if I got the chance and go to hell with this rule change ok
2018-01-03 19:38
#136
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
Fucking dummies why the fuck they did that if you wanna see young talents like frozen or sergej you can't now so stupid rule..
2018-01-03 19:41
RIP young talent...
2018-01-03 19:43
few is just a fucking dick... we got the next generation of CS players and u just cutting them off? And fucking frozen man his birthday isn't until July FUCK U FEW U FUCKING C PLAYER FUCK OFF FAT CUNT FROZEN SNAKES AND NEPTUNE R ALL AT THIS EVENT LIKE WTF DOESNT THAT PROVE SOMETHING U FUCKING ASSHAT?
2018-01-03 19:54
#140
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Brazil Collee 
This guy is really promising. Fuck this rule
2018-01-03 19:49
#141
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Stupid rule
2018-01-03 19:52
Why the fuck would they do that
2018-01-03 19:54
#143
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
esea, you guys are straight up TRASH!
2018-01-03 20:00
stupid rule af
2018-01-03 20:10
is frozen still 15? LMAO
2018-01-03 20:11
next season s0ms0m !
2018-01-03 20:41
so if i understand well...is this rule only for MDL or is the same for the profesional league too...in that case we have godsent with new guy Brollancs being 15. If it is so, what kind of fucked up rule is this? you can attend to all the leagues and profesional league 15 or younger but not for mdl...wtf
2018-01-03 21:14
great ruling, kids shouldn't be playing violent games like this or they go shoot everyone.
2018-01-03 21:10
not every kid lives in America
2018-01-03 21:49
he is still right
2018-01-04 00:20
alright. most of you saying this is bs. I bet more than half of you are under 16
2018-01-03 21:22
+1
2018-01-04 00:21
#157
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United States FiftyCaI 
Get rekt kiddys lolol
2018-01-03 22:20
Wtf that’s so retarded. MDL is meant to help rising talents show their skills. Jesus ESEA loves fucking up everything
2018-01-03 23:03
#159
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China wordEXE 
retarded rule
2018-01-03 23:08
This new rule should apply to any new player entering MDL. Snakes and Neptune are in NY for the MDL S26 LAN. Why tell them now they can't compete again until they are 16 when they have already been successful. There are always exceptions to the rule. There have been 10 year olds that go to high school and 12 year olds that go to college - do we put age requirements on them? If someone shows the ability they should not be held back they should be applauded.
2018-01-03 23:55
#161
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Canada gritabit 
RIP Young talent
2018-01-04 00:14
Frozen is so good and it sucks for him to not play.
2018-01-04 00:18
rekt kidz
2018-01-04 00:21
50% of the people crying about this rule are propaply younger than 16 and think they can go pro...
2018-01-04 00:22
Good, should be 18+ tbh since its adult game
2018-01-04 00:31
Thats retarded af
2018-01-04 01:04
#177
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Portugal R0cketOG 
I was alive to see the day when people were considered too young to play a video-game (at 15yo).
2018-01-04 01:35
#178
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Germany epoivre 
now frozen cant cheat on lan :D
2018-01-04 02:22
#190
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Slovakia TrYx_ 
Check your flag, 75% cheaters are from Germany :D
2018-01-04 12:01
Few is a c_nt. The fact some of you still pay for esea is beyond me.
2018-01-04 04:05
#182
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Spain akproxx 
stupid shit
2018-01-04 04:19
#183
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Slovakia bombmeister 
Extatus Zero inc. as standin
2018-01-04 07:17
#187
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
Good. Get rid off the kids.
2018-01-04 08:08
#189
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United Kingdom swellis 
Stay in school kids
2018-01-04 09:17
#194
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World nakTriceps 
wtf
2018-01-04 13:08
Until you reach the Pro League, you're just a competitive CS player to me. #realtalk
2018-01-04 14:30
mikro od 16 XD
2018-01-04 18:30
#FreeSnakes
2018-01-05 16:17
If ESEA governs MDL and they both knew that players had to be 16 to be pro why did MDL and ESEA allow 15 yr olds to compete in MDL where winner becomes pro in NY this weekend. The way I see it the ESEA and MDL allowed Snakes to become pro which he did. They gave him the opportunity because they allowed this to happen. They could have stopped 15 yr olds before they got to NY. This is their mistake and I think they have to own up to it and allow Snakes to continue as a pro with Soar.
2018-01-07 04:36
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