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eUnited handed forfeit victory over Mythic
Mythic were forced to forfeit their series versus eUnited due to not complying with the ESL One rulebook in regards to streaming.
Written by: Farrukh_M    May 3rd 2018 8:43 pm    #ESL #ESLOne #Cologne #Mythic #eUnited  

adreN's Mythic were forced to forfeit the series after winning the first map in overtime.

The first semifinal of the ESL One Cologne 2018 NA open qualifier began with Mythic and eUnited fighting for a spot in the closed qualifier. The match began heating up when Mythic forced overtime on Inferno.

A Mythic-al nightmare for Torqued in the first day of the ESL One Cologne open qualifier

After winning the map 19-16, ESL/ESEA pulled attention to rules under 2.5 in the ESL One rulebook, indicating that Mythic should not have streamed any of the matches in the online qualifier without permission from the operator.

2.5.1 Rights
All 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 Rights
Turtle 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 Responsibility
Players 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 options ESL told the team were to choose either turn off their streams and complete the qualifier, or to forfeit their game against eUnited. With the Mythic players refusing to turn their streams off, they opted for a forced forfeit, meaning eUnited are the first team into the closed qualifier.

ESL One Cologne 2018 North America Open Qualifier
Best of three maps
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Community response to this has, predictably, not been positive for ESL. Richard Lewis placed his opinion down hard and fast, looking back to the DOTA 2 drama from when a similar issue happened in that game. eUnited General Manager Daniel "clerkie" Clerke also added his thoughts in, simply saying the decision was "bonkers".

WESG Day Two: Cloud9 perfect again; Mythic forfeit not-so subtLe-y

#1 Gold
2018-05-03 20:51
Unfucking real from ESL
#2 devil
2018-05-03 20:52
that's gonna be a yikes from me bob
#3 CS_CeeJ
2018-05-03 20:53
#4 Firestar
2018-05-03 20:54
unluko maluko for mythic
#5 DuckMoriarty
2018-05-03 20:56
#6 ancestral
2018-05-03 21:00
y i k e r s
#7 mpvulpes
2018-05-03 21:06
Bad reporting on part, You didn't even include the fact that Mythic streamed 5 matches before they were stopped.
#8 tolkienfanatic
2018-05-04 00:09
It is almost like that isn't relevant at all
#9 el_jack0
2018-05-04 15:43
report irrelevant stuff next time then!!!!!!!!!!
#10 nooKers
2018-05-04 16:02
ESL getting butt hurt because Mythic's streams were getting more viewers than their garbage stream. Greed is going to kill ESL & ESEA before long. It should be about the community, but their only concerns are thickening their wallets... Just look at Rank S... Boy o Boy...
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