FACEIT: "Valve proposed rule on multiple team ownership"

It was Valve that suggested that the rulebook for the next Major tackles the issue of multiple team ownership, FACEIT co-founder and Chief Business Officer (CBO) Michele Attisani has told HLTV.org.

The online qualifiers for the FACEIT Major will have an "entry restriction" rule stating that "teams and players should not have any financial interest in the success of any team that they are competing against."

The introduction of this rule aims to prevent multiple team ownership cases and will run throughout the entirety of the Major cycle, with teams and players having until the start of the stage of the competition in which they find themselves to disclose potential conflicts of interest and how they plan to address such issues.

Valve tackles issue of conflict of interest involving teams and players

Contacted by HLTV.org, FACEIT refused to comment on specific situations - such as RFRSH Entertainment's ownership of Astralis, Heroic and GODSENT, or Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko' ties to pro100 -, but confirmed that the rule was proposed by Valve itself.

"It was something that was proposed by Valve to include in our rulebooks, but something we fully support," Mr. Attisani told HLTV.org.

"The integrity of a competition, especially something as big as a CS:GO Major, should always be the priority for the publisher and the organizer and to do this we want to establish an open line of communication with teams and players.

"We will work directly with teams to understand how they plan to resolve the conflict."

When asked about what would happen should a conflict of interest be discovered after the start of the competition, the FACEIT chief guaranteed that teams face "the risk of being disqualified immediately."

Mr. Attisani also revealed that teams and players competing at the FACEIT Major will need to accept the following condition in order to be able to participate in the tournament:

"I am not currently aware of any conflict of interest that I might have with another participating team or any player on another participating team. If I currently have a conflict of interest, or become aware of one over the course of the event, I will immediately provide detail to the tournament officials explaining the nature of my relationship with the other player or players, and a plan for resolving the issue in the future. I understand that failure to report my conflict of interest may result in my disqualification from the event and/or forfeiture of proceeds.”

The qualifying process for the Major began on May 14 and will run through July 1. All four Minors will be held at the Twickenham Stadium, in London, while the Major itself will culminate with a live event at the SSE Arena, also in the British capital.

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
0.93
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1160
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Valve is our daddy
2018-05-18 14:38
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United Kingdom iMarbot
lol we already knew this (not the #1 comment, what the post is talking about)
2018-05-18 14:40
31 replies
Expected.
2018-05-18 14:39
23 replies
Expected.
2018-05-18 14:40
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#16
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CIS VeryHuyGuy
Expected.
2018-05-18 14:44
21 replies
Expected
2018-05-18 14:59
20 replies
Expected
2018-05-18 15:04
19 replies
Expected
2018-05-18 15:18
18 replies
#52
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United Kingdom Tendies
Unexpected
2018-05-18 15:51
17 replies
#55
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Portugal KOD1baca
Unexpected and Expected
2018-05-18 16:05
16 replies
#56
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United States Xanbibi
Respected
2018-05-18 16:07
Expect the unexpected
2018-05-18 16:08
14 replies
Expect the unexpected expectations
2018-05-18 16:12
13 replies
Unexpect the expected unexpected expectunexpectations
2018-05-18 17:02
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#77
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Norway tobroe
K
2018-05-18 19:11
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#84
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Denmark Takob
suckadick
2018-05-18 21:55
10 replies
#86
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Norway tobroe
Suckmydick. Jk love u and astralis
2018-05-18 22:14
9 replies
#87
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Denmark Takob
i wanna see a top 30 norwegian team like: Cromen, Jkaem, Rubino, Rain tobroe LIKE EZ MAJOR
2018-05-18 23:41
8 replies
EXPECTED
2018-05-18 23:42
7 replies
#89
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Denmark Takob
expected from Louiz
2018-05-19 00:01
6 replies
EXPECTED
2018-05-19 00:00
5 replies
#91
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Denmark Takob
unexpected
2018-05-19 00:03
4 replies
:( done.
2018-05-19 00:04
3 replies
#93
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Denmark Takob
:( NOO
2018-05-19 00:11
2 replies
#94
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United Kingdom dogz
W H Y :(
2018-05-19 11:20
1 reply
#98
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Malta IsaacCam
BLYATNOOO
2018-05-27 15:48
Nice unrelated reply to #1 just to get a comment at the top Reported, moron
2018-05-18 14:45
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#21
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United Kingdom iMarbot
lol, also when i replied to it, it was just "u", so y'know...
2018-05-18 14:50
+1
2018-05-18 14:51
Canadian ID in 2k18
2018-05-18 14:53
#34
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Sweden Sexicano
So you didn't know that Valve is your daddy? You must be a noob.
2018-05-18 14:58
nope
2018-05-18 15:03
What??
2018-05-18 16:02
#10
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Russia ctronic
gg
2018-05-18 14:39
#13
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Europe _EpiC_
valve doesnt care about cs
2018-05-18 14:40
5 replies
You would know a lot about the feeling of no one caring about u huh
2018-05-18 14:46
1 reply
Loll
2018-05-18 16:25
#32
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Portugal zpm
Valve only cares about MONEY
2018-05-18 14:56
2 replies
Lol that’s why they removed trading
2018-05-18 18:19
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#85
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Portugal zpm
Do you know why they did that? They did it because they want to control more the transitions of the skins (money), in this way they are the "top1" transation. Whit this they won alot of money in the beggining , i don´t know what is their next "markting" strat!
2018-05-18 22:11
That is why we have daddy issues
2018-05-18 14:46
And that bastard does not care about cheating !
2018-05-18 15:24
Daddy Gaben
2018-05-18 17:39
sugar daddy
2018-05-18 19:23
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Czech Republic Rewask
lul
2018-05-18 14:38
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Netherlands RafV
Wtf Valve actually does a pretty good job lately
2018-05-18 14:45
6 replies
Unrelated reply, reported dumbass
2018-05-18 14:47
3 replies
#33
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Netherlands RafV
Reported for insulting and reporting me Enjoy ban dumbass
2018-05-18 14:57
2 replies
#49
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Sweden C0P_t
Reported for liking thorin and having opinions
2018-05-18 15:29
1 reply
#64
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Netherlands RafV
Reported for not liking the best analyst and esports historian - thorin
2018-05-18 16:40
yeah, rip FaZe (Karrigan)
2018-05-18 14:49
1 reply
+ Rip optic (cajunb)
2018-05-18 14:55
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Germany felo
nice, this is actually godlike good job valve
2018-05-18 14:38
2 replies
can you give me a tl dr of what they did
2018-05-18 14:44
1 reply
#82
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France Sokrin
you dunno how to read ?
2018-05-18 20:30
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Germany Flachzange
great read
2018-05-18 14:38
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Brazil gblnunes
Nice
2018-05-18 14:38
Damn
2018-05-18 14:38
#8
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Europe potatomato
expected from Valve ''Two Faced'' Toledo
2018-05-18 14:38
4 replies
Lol
2018-05-18 14:38
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India ashwani597
Hahaha xD
2018-05-18 15:57
lmao.
2018-05-18 17:14
xd
2018-05-20 08:23
Good, it should be like this, less ties between orgs and tournament organizers is nessecary to stop all these stupid invites and privileges for some teams with lots of money
2018-05-18 14:44
Ay
2018-05-18 14:51
Tldr, astralis,faze, navi, c9, sk, etc are fucked
2018-05-18 14:51
3 replies
ty
2018-05-18 14:55
2 replies
That was bait
2018-05-18 14:56
1 reply
oh..
2018-05-18 15:16
Stopped reading at "Something as big as a CS:GO Major"
2018-05-18 14:52
3 replies
Same, Valve don't cares about CSGO. It's all about DotA
2018-05-18 16:53
2 replies
valve is working in a big rebranding and that include care more about csgo. I think big changes are comming.
2018-05-18 17:32
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That would be great, but through the last years i lost faith in Valve.
2018-05-18 17:39
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Russia Nikosimus
Why would they do that? And what would they do if some top team didnt attend?
2018-05-18 14:59
#37
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United Kingdom Georgebaii
Majors aren't even that special anymore tbh...
2018-05-18 15:02
TLDR?
2018-05-18 15:02
this I aren't understand
2018-05-18 15:04
"If I currently have a conflict of interest, or become aware of one over the course of the event, I will immediately provide detail to the tournament officials explaining the nature of my relationship with the other player or players, and a plan for resolving the issue in the future." WTF? Is he connected in any shape or form to one or more teams?
2018-05-18 15:05
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Europe Nik()
Connected financially to any other org eg zeus part ownership of pro100
2018-05-18 15:11
LOL no :D that's the actual wording of the clause that the players have to sign. "i" as in the person that signs.
2018-05-18 15:36
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Germany grabke
RFRSH don't understand why they are still allowed to own multiple teams which are on top playing in the same tournaments or leagues and even in RFRSH own tournaments. That's really strange and it was brought up multiple times already....
2018-05-18 15:16
Valve should be fixing the game and adding new maps not worrying about this bullshit
2018-05-18 15:24
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United States Franci$
Or how about both?
2018-05-18 16:44
valve should respect their players before expecting them to respect the rules.
2018-05-18 15:32
5 replies
This. Im pretty sure Karrigan is still a co-owner of Astralis, same with CajunB, will that affect player-owned orgs?
2018-05-18 16:17
4 replies
idk honestly but its quite disrespectful(not that they care) for valve to implemented all the rules they want and yet they can't fix the bugs in the game
2018-05-18 16:22
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United Kingdom HltvSaysNt
Implementing rules are easier than fixing bugs. If it was so easy to fix bugs then there wouldn't be any
2018-05-18 19:22
At max they can only own a very small part. Under 5 % or else they would be listed on virk.dk, the danish register of companies and their owners.
2018-05-18 16:51
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Could be true, they both left quite a long time ago CSGO-wise. Still i believe they wouldn't allow themselves to be disowned of one of the largest CSGO orgs
2018-05-18 18:29
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Brazil CaioOlive
Fu, valve. RFRSH ownership I can understand, but it would be such bullshit if pro100 can't compete only because it's owned by Zeus. By that line, YeaH can't play either cause, among their investors, are FalleN and TACO. (sorry for ma englando)
2018-05-18 16:18
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France Sokrin
the rule can't be aplied only to the teams you dont like
2018-05-18 20:33
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Brazil CaioOlive
It's not that. But there are a couple of teams that are owned by pros who want to stimulate CS. It's not fair that they can't play.
2018-05-21 19:56
ojhhhhhh
2018-05-18 17:12
Is being related a conflict? Maybe Hen1 and Lucas go into different teams one day.
2018-05-18 18:05
1 reply
no, this is specifically about bussiness and ownerships
2018-05-18 19:26
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Sweden timecard
SMRT
2018-05-18 20:00
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