Valve has now given us an update on the Rio Major 2020. According to Valve and the announcement, they were very happy to announce the Rio Major, and they were excited about what it would bring. However, the pandemic has caused a lot of trouble and they are not going to risk the health of their fans for a major. Therefore, the event has been canceled.
“When we announced the Rio Major, we were excited to bring a CS:GO Major to one of Counter-Strike’s most passionate fan bases. At the time, we couldn’t have imagined the global challenges that have limited live events throughout 2020.
We’re not going to ask players and fans to risk their health in order to attend a Major while the pandemic still poses a threat to travelers. Therefore, we have made the painful decision to cancel the November Major.
So, what’s the plan? First, we’re going to hold off on scheduling Majors until, at a minimum, Regional Major Ranking (RMR) LAN events are safe to hold around the world. Until then, we expect to continue to hold online RMR events to keep track of the best teams in each region.”
In the same announcement, Valve also highlighted the bug that several CS:GO Coaches exploited. The bug allowed them to take advantage of opponents. Valve says that bugs often happen through software, and they expect players and coaches to report them. In addition, they will investigate the individuals who exploited the bug. Punishments will be handed out, and any team that will get banned during the process will have their entire RMR Points Reset.
“As for taking action against individual coaches, we’re going to wait until we get a complete picture of the extent of the bug abuse and the punishments handed down by third parties. Regardless of those penalties, mid-match coaching will always be a tempting opportunity for some teams to violate the integrity of the match. So we may also consider limitations to coaching.”