ESL suspends transfer rule for IEM Katowice; VP, Liquid & Renegades to play with new signings

MIRAA
February 11th, 2018 16:16

ESL has announced that it has suspended rule 2.12.1.1 ahead of IEM Katowice, allowing Virtus.pro, Liquid and Renegades to play with their new signings at the event.

According to the rule, players who have competed in a qualifier for one team are ineligible to play for another team in any other stage of the tournament. 

This would render Virtus.pro's Michał "MICHU" Müller, Liquid's Keith "NAF" Markovic and Renegades' Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad all ineligible for the event after they played for different teams in the qualifying stages. 

NAF will be allowed to play for Liquid in Katowice

In a statement, ESL revealed that, "after discussing the matter", it has suspended the rule "for this particular event", allowing these teams to compete "with their new lineups". 

"The intention behind the rule is to counteract frequent and hostile roster-changes, to ensure more affluent teams can't poach talent from lesser affluent teams and to encourage stability within the professional scene," ESL adds.

"However, in its present iteration the rule severely limits the talent pool for teams that need to switch players in the time-frame between a qualifier and the main event."

After the event, which will run February 27 to March 4, ESL will review the ruleset about player transfers and see if it can "better the system and offer flexibility to teams."

Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Damn NIP dennis
2018-02-11 16:17
#19
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World indygoFLOW 
scam
2018-02-11 16:17
#31
France Bouf 
It's happening, happy for dennis welcome to NiP :)
2018-02-11 16:18
#59
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Mongolia Tendies 
Wow
2018-02-11 16:26
dennis already signed for mousesports he can't join NiP anymore. This is why he menioned "Katowice." hltv.org/forums/threads/1693457/dennis-t..
2018-02-11 16:44
Mouz didn't even qualify for Katowice, AVANGAR defeated them and took the spot at the main event. Plus, it was already reported that the Mouz/dennis deal fell through and that dennis was in talks with NiP to replace Xizt.
2018-02-11 17:56
Just click at my thread and read my first comment. inb4: But he said he'll play in Katowice. No he'll not play there anymore because mousesports didn't make it. dennis just said this on bubbel's stream because of s1mple. It was just a banter against him because he acted like mouz vs. NaVi will play and mouz will win against them.
2018-02-11 17:57
Hello "top1 insider"
2018-02-13 19:15
#141
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Sweden skagge 
nt
2018-02-17 12:04
#34
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Germany CZGO 
Rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:18
#20
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El Salvador fyroe^ 
nice change
2018-02-11 16:17
rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:17
#26
France Bouf 
It's happening, happy for dennis
2018-02-11 16:18
EXPECTED
2018-02-11 17:42
#2
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
dennis to AVANGAR confirmed
2018-02-11 16:18
Finally
2018-02-11 16:17
#4
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Slovakia bombmeister 
Rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:17
#32
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United States Err0h 
:(( kinda sad about this one
2018-02-11 16:18
Lul
2018-02-11 16:17
#6
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Finland perkelemeister 
Nice
2018-02-11 16:17
Thank fuck.
2018-02-11 16:17
#8
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Nice
2018-02-11 16:17
#9
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World WinterNevada 
Ez
2018-02-11 16:17
#10
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Germany ZMTL 
Nooooo. RIP jdm. :'-(
2018-02-11 16:17
#44
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Brazil VeryNegevGuy 
he'll be playing for liquid in our hearts
2018-02-11 16:20
#48
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Germany ZMTL 
Yea for sure... What a stupid roster change,... TL better has some success with it. :'-(
2018-02-11 16:21
+1, They shoulda waited a month or two at least with steel
2018-02-11 16:48
#103
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Germany ZMTL 
Yea, that's what jdm also thought... But I guess they just wanted NAF, so...
2018-02-11 16:59
Yep, silly americans
2018-02-11 17:01
#110
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Germany ZMTL 
Yea maybe but whatever, I'm gonna love and support TL anyway, no matter what,... Even if the reason why I started to love the team is gone.
2018-02-11 17:08
rofl he was really shit over the last couple of months they were losing many rounds because of him by missing easy shots or stupid mistakes
2018-02-11 17:07
#112
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Germany ZMTL 
But u could've been sure, that he would show up at Katowice (he even wrote it in his long tweet), but I guess that opportunity is gone now.
2018-02-11 17:09
link pls
2018-02-11 18:28
#134
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Germany ZMTL 
2018-02-11 18:31
#11
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Finland no_man 
Yee
2018-02-11 16:17
#12
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Turkey Yarrak 
Noice
2018-02-11 16:17
#13
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Germany cartii 
Nice finally
2018-02-11 16:17
#14
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United Kingdom BerryRyder 
Nice :^)
2018-02-11 16:17
shame
2018-02-11 16:17
#16
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Might be fun.
2018-02-11 16:20
fuck yeah
2018-02-11 16:17
interdasting
2018-02-11 16:17
#22
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Russia senzb0b 
EZ FOR LIQUID NOW
2018-02-11 16:17
Hahaha fuck off this is just for VP - they would have never done this if VP didn't have a new player. Also why does it say Michu, NAF, Jkaem are ineligible now? don't you mean eligible?
2018-02-11 16:19
Pretty much hahaha
2018-02-11 16:19
Like that time VP dropped out of pro league so they made a shitty qualifier for two spots where the community voted for the teams to take part in. In EU it was VP, Godsent, ENCE and Gambit so of course VP and Godsent got voted for. Then they qualified by playing one fucking bo3 lmao.
2018-02-11 16:26
And its saying they were ineligible. But using present tense because that is still the rule, but they're only suspending it
2018-02-11 16:21
I see so it's just temporary for this one event. Sorry got kinda confused there. I guess it doesn't matter since every team has already changed their rosters so we probably won't run into this problem at the next big ESL event.
2018-02-11 16:28
#114
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Germany s2ily 
They also said that they gonna look more into it after the event, because ESL thinks that the rule is shit and has to be changed. Means, the WESA board and its members will definitely discuss this and change the rule.
2018-02-11 17:10
this is so true, poor jdm
2018-02-11 16:21
agreed
2018-02-11 16:27
#62
HUNDEN | 
South Africa rAwRzZz 
Probably the main reason, but let's be honest we all thought the roster lock rules were retarded. At least organizers are showing a willingness to be flexible
2018-02-11 16:28
They were, but at the same time they can't just do this for one team/event and not for the other. I know VP has 10x bigger brand and fans than Liquid and Renegades but cmon man be fair it just makes ESL look like dickheads. If they really cared so much they would make this change *permanent* but no they only do it for one event...which just happens to be in Poland and one where VP has a new roster.
2018-02-11 16:32
#69
HUNDEN | 
South Africa rAwRzZz 
These are the same people that added extra spots for them in the past, with fan voting so they'd get out of relegation. Dunno why we expect differently of them at this point
2018-02-11 16:33
#89
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United States jaeger_steam 
Apparently they are reviewing and hopefully changing the rule after this event, but since it's so short notice they are just suspending it for now. Even if it was solely for vp's sake, if the rule changes that's fine with me. Dumb rule that has cause more problems than it ever would have solved
2018-02-11 16:43
#108
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
+1
2018-02-11 17:07
+1
2018-02-11 17:10
#24
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Sweden Rexz 
NiP dennis pogchamp
2018-02-11 16:18
#25
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gj esl
2018-02-11 16:18
#27
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Turkey pardus 
expected. dennis said it.
2018-02-11 16:18
naisu
2018-02-11 16:18
Dennis is smiling right now.
2018-02-11 16:18
Good for KQLY
2018-02-11 16:18
#33
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Armenia KKegham 
rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:18
#35
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Finland Emvi 
NICE! Love to hear that. props to ESL for recognizing the problem and doing smth about it
2018-02-11 16:19
#36
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Nice. GG
2018-02-11 16:19
very good thing. I was already sick of seeing team using subs
2018-02-11 16:19
#39
JD | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
PogChamp
2018-02-11 16:20
#40
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Estonia Robbs^v^ 
rip jdm now :(
2018-02-11 16:20
Bye jdm
2018-02-11 16:20
#42
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Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
ANNOUNCE DENNIS pls being an nip fan is very hard
2018-02-11 16:20
#47
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China XiangHong 
who will they replace
2018-02-11 16:21
#54
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Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
Hopefully xizt and pls with so much experience on nip anyone can igl and frag at the same time... look at tarik, fragging and igl'ing like a fucking boss!
2018-02-11 16:24
#56
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China XiangHong 
tru
2018-02-11 16:24
Nice job ESL, ELEAGUE FUCKING LEARN FROM THIS
2018-02-11 16:20
#45
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Poland Drakon10 
VP didn't qualified - they were invited LUL
2018-02-11 16:20
#53
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Poland Marcines 
but michu played for kinguin in qualifier
2018-02-11 16:23
It's about MICHU not about VP???
2018-02-11 16:35
#46
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China XiangHong 
dennis?
2018-02-11 16:21
Stupid rule.
2018-02-11 16:21
#52
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Poland Marcines 
good decision btw. rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:22
#63
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Brazil HEN1_ 
>> This would render MICHU, NAF and Renegades' jkaem all ineligible for the event after they played for different teams in the qualifying stages. <<
2018-02-11 16:28
#66
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Poland Marcines 
"ESL has announced that it has suspended rule 2.12.1.1 "
2018-02-11 16:30
#70
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Brazil HEN1_ 
oh shit, rip jdm then :((((((((((
2018-02-11 16:33
nice decision CS have to change this fucking rule
2018-02-11 16:24
It's just for this one tournament. :/
2018-02-11 16:35
yes but maybe the other orga will think about it
2018-02-11 16:37
#57
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Korea almighty_so 
hahaha taz noob to play again
2018-02-11 16:25
#64
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Sweden Akoulad 
All because of VP LOL. IF VP never made a change there would give a shit
2018-02-11 16:29
#65
NEO | 
Poland MunkeYPL 
This is a really good PR move from ESL and probably will make for a great tournament.
2018-02-11 16:30
naf lowkey smiling
2018-02-11 16:30
#79
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Australia headlightsxd 
Lol why lowkey?
2018-02-11 16:38
look at the picture
2018-02-11 16:39
#88
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Australia headlightsxd 
Oh k thats what u mean. On that topic though, at the major that dude was so mad, trying so hard to carry his team. Happy for him he joined liquid, not so much pressure to carry
2018-02-11 16:42
#71
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Belgium stephano164 
VP :D
2018-02-11 16:34
#72
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Malaysia byaIi 
bb jdm
2018-02-11 16:35
#76
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Netherlands TiltedAF 
Nice, bending the rules once again in favor of Virtus.pro
2018-02-11 16:38
nice :) hope the rest will follow ESL
2018-02-11 16:38
#78
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
jdm FeelsBadMan
2018-02-11 16:38
hhahahaahh typical. They always get special treatment from Carmac.
2018-02-11 16:38
Obvious
2018-02-11 17:18
#82
tarik | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Noice
2018-02-11 16:40
#83
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Argentina SCAG26 
and rubino to heroic?
2018-02-11 16:41
#84
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
RIP jdm
2018-02-11 16:41
ahaha Jdm cucked by ESL
2018-02-11 16:41
nice rule change for vp again
2018-02-11 16:41
#87
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Poland Czadzz 
FeelsBad for Josh:/
2018-02-11 16:41
#91
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Finland jUPPE! 
They should just have a rule that says that VP can do whatever they want.
2018-02-11 16:46
First thought was ”rip jdm”
2018-02-11 16:47
Welcome NiP Dennis <3
2018-02-11 16:49
nice.
2018-02-11 16:50
#96
NAF | 
United States DervGuy 
The one good thing ESL has done. Fuck facebook.
2018-02-11 16:51
glad these guys can play but at the same time be consistent ffs. Don't change for one tournament make it an official rule jesus.
2018-02-11 16:51
#98
Norway KimG 
They wouldn't have done it if VP had not changed players, megaLUL
2018-02-11 16:52
Always changing rules for VP LUL
2018-02-11 16:53
#100
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Brazil kaiohx 
up
2018-02-11 16:53
#101
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Brazil hugoooo 
Great... too bad ELEAGUE wasn't sensible enough to do the same.
2018-02-11 16:54
#102
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Canada gritabit 
Thank you ESL
2018-02-11 16:55
#104
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Portugal CS|CRMN1 
Next time, JDM :/
2018-02-11 17:00
#106
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Switzerland sovereiign 
Finally a bit of common sense and reason is being used.
2018-02-11 17:01
2 ez 4 Virtus.Disband
2018-02-11 17:06
#111
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Germany NjiNjiNji 
XD definitely not cuz VP needed it
2018-02-11 17:08
nice
2018-02-11 17:10
shit fucks
2018-02-11 17:11
lmao ESL ALWAYS HELPING VP OUT CHANGE NOW SINCE SOME OTHER TEAMS ALREADY SUFFERED WITH THAT SHIT OH SHIT VP JUST CHANGED A PLAYER, QUICK WE GOTTA GIVE EM A HAND
2018-02-11 17:14
and it's not even permanent they just happen to change it for the one event where vp has a new player and surprise it's in poland
2018-02-11 17:16
Damn JDM career over. Jdm joining rogue next with the other people of the past
2018-02-11 17:15
#121
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Brunei Szycha52 
LOL
2018-02-11 17:19
No dennis "on" Katowice anyway :-0
2018-02-11 17:31
#123
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United States Venom_ 
Damn FeelsBadMan TaZ and jdm don't get a final tournament
2018-02-11 17:34
pathetic, vp wont win anything
2018-02-11 17:40
#125
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Switzerland bubv1ce 
rigged for vp. they still wont get out of groups doe
2018-02-11 17:42
ripperoni jdm :/
2018-02-11 17:54
Nice
2018-02-11 18:01
Good job esl
2018-02-11 18:15
thank god good rules
2018-02-11 19:36
JDM lul
2018-02-11 20:04
what a coincidence how fortunate for VP
2018-02-11 22:16
#138
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Spain Brejo 
ESL & VP A true love history.
2018-02-12 03:02
#139
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China bdnintocomm 
oh jdm byebye
2018-02-12 04:28
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