European eSports League ESL changes the rules of CSGO game

18 January 2016

January 15 ESL introduced several new rules of the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It became known from the announcement on the official website eSports league.
These changes will affect all leagues and tournaments such as Go4CS: GO or ESL CS: GO Open League, including all professional competitions as an ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and ESL Pro League. The report said that before making this decision were held detailed discussions with partners and the gaming community.
The duration of rounds and time bomb detonation.
At the end of last year, the publisher of the game, Valve announced the change in the duration of the round and time before detonating the bomb for all upcoming sports events that take place under the auspices of the publisher. This change in the game CSGO is now time round will be 1:55 minutes, and the time before detonating the bomb will be 40 seconds.
There are several lively discussions about the deathcam during the last month. After internal discussion, the representative of the League decided on the following solutions: all future tournaments ESL camera time of death is reduced to 2 seconds.
Delay between rounds.
The break between the rounds will be 3 seconds.
Scripts throwing grenades is prohibited.
The last change in the rules of ESL in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on all future tournaments will affect scripts ban for throwing grenades. This is one of the main changes in the rules of the European league.

The changes take effect in the near qualification tournament to tournament Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice, which will be held this week. For all other tournaments and events update the rules begin to act today January 18, 2016 at 11:00 CET CET.
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Yuri Donchenko