I think @minsikko @csgo_dev that you should allow @SKGaming to play with @IMTBoltz at the boston https://t.co/cu0NQ0D3zZ are just ruining the event with not doing so, they are obviously going to play with him for the wholeyear, beating them in different lineup wont be nice !!— Ladislav Kovács (@guardiancsgo) December 11, 2017
Lets say wed be winning team at the major, or astralis/g2 beating sk with felps, ofcourse he is a great player, but still its not SK.. huge devaluing of the major title... @csgo_dev @minsikko maybe something we, players, care about ? Also it will lose the hype of the event— Ladislav Kovács (@guardiancsgo) December 11, 2017
I think thats big reason teams want all teams to be at full power, not with coaches/standins— Ladislav Kovács (@guardiancsgo) December 11, 2017
GuardiaN's argument certainly has a lot of merit to it. With SK Gaming finishing off 2017 as clear number ones, any victory at the ELEAGUE Major for another team would have an air of emptiness to it. The FaZe Clan player isn't the only person to have expressed this feeling - Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen has been particularly vocal about the issue. The chances of seeing Valve or ELEAGUE reconsider the problem before the major kicks off on January 19th seem slim. This marks the second time in three majors where the Brazilians will be forced to use a stand-in for a CS:GO Major and it will be a permanent asterisk against the event should another team come out and win.
Obviously i want @steelegabr to be able to play as well.. we live for majors, lets go!— Ladislav Kovács (@guardiancsgo) December 11, 2017