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:
667
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:
839
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Damn NIP dennis
2018-02-11 16:17
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
#140
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Denmark Morelelele 
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 AdiZen 
Rip jdm
2018-02-11 16:18
#20
sadboys | 
Faroe Islands @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 devomelembrar 
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
Noice
2018-02-11 16:17
#13
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Germany cartii 
Nice finally
2018-02-11 16:17
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 AyvaN 
EZ FOR LIQUID NOW
2018-02-11 16:17
#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
#30
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Europe potatomato 
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
ANNOUNCE DENNIS pls being an nip fan is very hard
2018-02-11 16:20
#47
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Russia SH1RO1769 
who will they replace
2018-02-11 16:21
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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Russia SH1RO1769 
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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Russia SH1RO1769 
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
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
#67
jks | 
North America NlFTY 
naf lowkey smiling
2018-02-11 16:30
#79
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Australia headlightsxd 
Lol why lowkey?
2018-02-11 16:38
#81
jks | 
North America NlFTY 
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
jOELZ | 
Finland 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
#80
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
hhahahaahh typical. They always get special treatment from Carmac.
2018-02-11 16:38
Obvious
2018-02-11 17:18
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
TACO | 
Europe CZADCS 
FeelsBad for Josh:/
2018-02-11 16:41
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
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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
#116
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Brazil leguizamonn 
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
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
#127
woxic | 
France Fratie 
ripperoni jdm :/
2018-02-11 17:54
Nice
2018-02-11 18:01
#132
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Europe pl9netary 
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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