StarLadder adjusts roster rules ahead of Berlin Major *
StarLadder has announced a small adjustment to the roster rules in place for the Major circuit.
The new rule, which came into effect on Wednesday prior to the start of the Minors, allows a registered coach to replace a player on the roster even if it is not an emergency case, such as illness or a denied visa.
In an email sent out by StarLadder and obtained by HLTV.org, the Kiev-based company admitted that the emergency transfer rule "created a lot of chaos" and was "unnecessary and unhealthy".
The roster change will be permanent and the player "will not be able to get back on the roster", StarLadder added.
One of the teams that could benefit from this change is MIBR. The Brazilian team recently benched Marcelo "coldzera" David after he expressed his desire to take up a new challenge, and doubts persisted over coach Wilton "zews" Prado's eligibility as a roster change could not be considered an emergency case.
The Brazilian coach stood in for MIBR at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles and will also be in the server at IEM Chicago, kicking off in just a few hours.
UPDATE: Contacted by HLTV.org, a StarLadder official clarified that Lazarus were given the option to move coach Danny "fRoD" Montaner to a starting lineup position before the Americas Minor. Still, the North American team, who had roster issues with two of their players, would not have been able to attend the event as they were not allowed to make an emergency transfer to replace the second player because the roster lock was already in place by then.