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Mythic Get Forfeited For Streaming Their ESL One Cologne 2018 Qualifiers vs eUnited

Published: 4/May/2018 2:28 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Albert Petrosyan


There has been a major scandal in the CS:GO esports scene as a team has been disqualified for streaming their qualifier match without permission.

Mythic were playing eUnited in the semifinals of the ESL One Cologne 2018 North American open qualifiers when they were forced to forfeit for allegedly violated ESL One rules regarding streaming.

This all began after Mythic defeated eUnited in Map 1 of their best of 3 semifinal series. 

ESL admins told the Mythic players that if they did not stop streaming the remained of the match, they would have to be forfeited for violating Rule 2.5 of the ESL One rulebook.

2.5.1 RightsAll broadcasting rights of ESL One are owned by the Turtle Entertainment GmbH. This includes but is not limited to: IRC bots, shoutcast streams, video streams, GOTV, replays, demos or TV broadcasts.

2.5.2 Waiving These RightsTurtle Entertainment GmbH has the right to award broadcasting rights for one or multiple matches to a third party or the participants themselves. In such cases the broadcasts must have been arranged with a head admin before the start of the match. For the necessary contact details please look at point 1.8.1 and make sure any additional broadcast has been approved before the match in question starts. (

2.5.3 Player ResponsibilityPlayers cannot refuse to have their matches broadcast by ESL-authorized broadcasts (, nor can they choose in what manner the match will be broadcast. The broadcast can only be rejected by an admin. The player agrees to make sufficient accommodation so that broadcasting of matches can take place.

The Mythic players did not turn off their streams and thus their team was disqualified as a result, which gave eUnited a spot in the North American closed qualifiers.

Many are of the opinion that this stingy approach to the situation by ESL was actually over a matter of viewership disparity, since the official ESL One stream on Facebook was barely pulling almost no viewers while the Mythic players’ streams had close to 8,000 viewers combined.

Source – @DonHaci (Twitter)


This decision from ESL led to heightened tensions, as players from both Mythic and eUnited started throwing jabs at each other on Twitter. 

*Some of the tweets have been deleted since, so we are bringing them to in image form.


The situation also garnered some negative backlash from the community, with British veteran esports journalist Richard Lewis not holding back on Twitter.


In the tweet, Lewis is referring to a similarly controversial situation which involved Valve not allowing ESL to shut down DOTA 2 streams after several streamers were sent a notice by ESL.

Even Daniel ‘clerkie’ Clerke, the General Manager of eUnited whose team benefited from the decision, was quite shocked by Mythic’s disqualification.


Sources – Reddit; Dust2


BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch


Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

BLAST Premier Fall Series with S1mple
The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.