Checkmate-NKT result overturned in IEM Fall Asia qualifier

Checkmate were found to have staff present in their room during the match, which is against the RMR event rules.

Checkmate's victory against NKT in the opening round of the IEM Fall Asia closed qualifier has been overturned as a result of the Mongolian team breaking Valve's Regional Major Ranking rules, which state that no one other than the players are allowed in the room during matches.

Checkmate have been allowed to play the rest of the tournament, dropping to the lower bracket final to play against Invictus for survival on Saturday. Meanwhile, NKT have replaced the Mongolian side in the upper bracket final, where they will face Wings Up for a place at the main event.

Checkmate had more than five people present in the room during the match against NKT

The rule preventing anyone other than players to be present on the server or in the room with the team during online matches in Regional Major Ranking tournaments was introduced by Valve at the beginning of the year as a result of 2020's coaching scandal, which saw 37 coaches banned for exploitation of the coaching bug.

"During online matches only players are allowed in the room and on the server," the rules state. "Neither coaches nor any other team staff will be allowed in the room, on the server, or to otherwise communicate with the team during an online match."

Finland Cucumber))
2021-09-17 20:55
Europe Kephea
not nice
2021-09-17 20:55
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Europe Krychaa
aaaaaand checkmate
2021-09-17 20:56
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Peru no_pine
lmao did em dirty bro
2021-09-21 16:20
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United Kingdom BigFoid
this is funny
2021-09-17 20:56
dumb but rules are rules i guess
2021-09-17 20:59
Hungary szia
Congrats. You played yourself.
2021-09-17 21:00
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Montenegro Dalyn
Wait how they found out ?
2021-09-17 21:01
1 reply
Player cam
2021-09-18 03:30
United States PP_Bizon
400iq play by nkt, lose but win at the same time
2021-09-17 21:02
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Chile esanchez47
The Hunden influence
2021-09-17 21:04
Doesn't really matter since neither team could have moved past the leading teams in the RMR race, but still sucks because of prize money ofc
2021-09-17 21:06
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Indonesia songokong
if both teams qualified and got to grand final there's a chance... though honestly the chances are almost negligible
2021-09-18 07:05
Greece RedWinter
lol wtf
2021-09-17 21:07
Netherlands Sem0733
2021-09-17 21:07
2021-09-17 21:08
Lmao. And now NKT are about to meet Wings Up who purposely threw games not too long ago. Asian CS is so corrupted
2021-09-17 21:16
Mexico rauni90001
Checkmate, I guess.
2021-09-17 21:18
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India spiderCAKE
lol this match was sus af. highly likely that they were throwing for the betting mafia.
2021-09-17 22:14
Cyprus Lacerta
2021-09-17 22:20
Europe San4izeees
What about bets? Refund?
2021-09-17 22:28
2 replies
Canada firtlast
2021-09-17 22:35
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Canada dAnk7
2021-09-17 22:33
Canada firtlast
2021-09-17 22:35
Romania FaZe_NBK
The whole ESL Pro League was played with coaches, photographers, etc. inside the room. LET'S DQ RANDOM MONGOLIAN TEAM
2021-09-17 23:01
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+1 but Valve rules x ESL you know but yeah you got the point mate
2021-09-17 23:31
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Greece RedWinter
RMR events adhere by Valve rules
2021-09-18 17:06
Should just fine them some $ like they did with streamsnipetality.
2021-09-17 23:45
unlucky for checkmate, don't think they tried to cheat or anything but still happy for the boys
2021-09-18 00:06
Only top tier teams are allowed to keep their achievements after cheating.
2021-09-18 00:25
2021-09-18 00:42
+1 rare justice in asian scene
2021-09-18 00:58
I mean, they will win anyway.. Let's go NKT
2021-09-18 01:34
Norway TheDEA
2021-09-18 04:50
Please change this retarded rule ??? You think the staff made the difference ??? Imagin training for a year in a undeveloped scene just lose like this ??? Did nkt bots cry ??didnt herioc vitality nip asstralis all had some staff behind thier back ?? Why bully checkmate ?? They won fair and square
2021-09-18 06:31
Checkmate checkmated by volvo
2021-09-18 07:03
Indonesia songokong
2021-09-18 07:07
checkmates themselves
2021-09-18 11:15
Mongolia tyqexe
perfect worlds rmr warned tyloo once but no warn for checkmate?
2021-09-18 13:46
About time that the coaches start doing their actual jobs and start reading the fucking rules.
2021-09-18 14:16
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Poland SebL
They didn't know about this rule or what? It's not the first time something like that happens. Sad but it's their own fault.
2021-09-18 17:08
2021-09-18 17:11
1. Once this scene happened but have not punished Tyloo During RMR 1(Perfect World League S1) - organized by Perfect World. There Tyloo coach presented in their room During the 3rd Map between Tyloo and D13. Rules Inoperative with Chinese teams when organizer Chinese. Where was Valve? if the rule had applied, the current result would have been different, The Mongolian team was able to go to the major, 2. And suddenly the scoring rules changed during the IEM Fall 2021 Asia Closed Qualifier, those are very annoying. WHERE IS F<< JUSTICE. The main reason why CS is not developing in Asia is that it always gives preference to Chinese teams
2021-09-19 02:38
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