The controversy surrounded a questionable boost on the map, de_overpass, executed by the Fnatic team during DreamHack Winter. An updated file of the Overpass map, the Daily Dot is told, will no longer contain the offending boost.
The boost itself enabled players to view the majority of the map from a vantage point and also rendered them immune to bullets from certain angles due to hitboxes being obscured. Prior to the boost being used in the semifinal against LDLC, Fnatic’s coach Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg said “it’s called Olofpass for a reason,” referencing the community’s name for the map after Olof “olofm” Kajbjer memorably won a round by defusing in the middle of a deployed molotov. Valve was so inspired by the moment it even added a graphic update to the map, commemorating the feat.
Valve staff was present at the DreamHack Winter to witness the controversy as it unfolded—a matter that not only overshadowed the tournament but also one that saw a team forfeit a game for the first time in major history. In the aftermath we are told they have been quick to update the map to prevent further instances.
“The map will also most likely be optimized as there were a few parts that had similar issues,” our source said. “But clearly this update is motivated by what happened at DreamHack Winter.”