Teams will vote on ESL One: Road to Rio coaching rules
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According to an HLTV report, ESL has asked all teams competing in ESL One: Road to Rio to vote on the possibility of allowing coaches in the server during the tournament.
This rule would allow coaches to speak freely with their players, but voting would have to be unanimous to be approved. The teams were allegedly given 24-hours to make their decision.
Back in 2016, Valve restricted coaching to only pre-game sessions, half-time, and tactical pauses. The change was implemented so that they fulfilled their role as a guide and not over-step their responsibilities. What was initially planned for only Valve-sponsored events was promptly adopted by other tournament organizers. After a few years, it would now appear that Valve is having a rethink on its past decision.
Competitive CS:GO has begun to see some exciting new changes, like the inclusion of a sixth-player in squads, so it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if teams choose to go back to how coaching used to be to change things up even further.
ESL One: Road to Rio will begin and end on different dates depending on the region. Here’s a breakdown:
Asia & Oceania; 5/06 - 5/10
CIS; 4/30 - 5/17
Europe; 4/22 - 5/17
North America; 4/22 - 5/10
South America; 4/22 - 4/26
Oceania; 5/06 - 5/10
ESL One: Road to Rio will be played online due to the coronavirus pandemic and is the second event to award participants with Regional Major Rankings (RMR) points.