❘ Revealed: 2022-11-02T03:31:08
❘ Up to date: 2022-11-02T03:31:45
ESL has been compelled to take motion to cease followers on the IEM Rio Main giving gamers on stage in-game info. After crowd cheers had been reportedly influencing rounds, the match organizer has disabled minimaps and x-rays for followers at Riocentro.
Crowd cheers at an esports occasion are frequent, and so too rowdy followers calling out info or hyping up a play earlier than these on stage know what’s coming.
Nonetheless, on the IEM Rio Main 2022, it hit ranges past what any anticipated. The Brazilian followers had been getting proper behind hometown heroes like Imperial and 00Nation, and in doing so had been feeding info left and proper with loud cheers.
ESL has been compelled to take motion to cease the gang affect from impacting aggressive integrity, disabling the minimap and x-ray imaginative and prescient for followers at Riocentro.
First reported by Roque Marques of Dust2, the match organizer will disable the options in spectator mode till additional discover. Whereas it’d take away from the viewing expertise for some on the venue, it additionally reduces the quantity of knowledge that might doubtlessly be shared.
Followers aren’t too happy with the choice although, with obvious chants of “convey again the minimap” echoing across the enviornment.
ESL confirmed the information in a press release, saying “the integrity of the match is an important factor.
“Over the previous couple of days, there have been incidents which we consider have put this in danger. We felt the necessity to take away the minimap and x-ray view for the on-site viewers to guard the integrity of the match.”
It has been criticized by some gamers although, with Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan of FURIA claiming he and his team didn’t hear any callouts from fans.
The IEM Rio Main has been electrical, but it surely’s not been the very best time for Brazilian followers. Each Imperial and 00Nation had been knocked out early in Challengers Stage, falling with out a single sequence win.
On the opposite finish of the spectrum, Dangerous Information Eagles and MOUZ are already by to the Legends Stage. Video games will proceed for Day 3 of the Challengers Stage on November 2.