Valve say goodbye to coaching in game
Today, Valve announced that coaches in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will no longer be able to communicate with players while they are in the game. Many of the top teams currently have a hands-on coach who helps the team with decision making during the game that allows the players to worry just about their gameplay.
Every team with a coach that IGLs will be impacted by this Massively. pic.twitter.com/rTAX5d8jpN— Ryu (@SelflessRyu) August 17, 2016
With this change, we will see a massive change in how teams prepare for events knowing that they can no longer rely on the assistance of their coach to make calls and help them through a map. Casters many times have stated that being an in-game leader and trying to play takes away from your ability to focus on what you are doing because you have to be focused on everything else on top of that.
It didn’t take long for other event organizers to get behind Valve and support their decision, as Selfless Ryu tweeted that ESL will be enforcing this rule at offline events.
ESL will also be enforcing this at their offline events, and I imagine the other organizers will be as well.— Ryu (@SelflessRyu) August 17, 2016
It feels to me that Valve does not know the defintion of what coach is and it is not like a team has an unfair advantage when it comes to coaching, every team has the ability to build their team how they want and in my opinion this is a huge injustice to the competitive integrity of CS:GO
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