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Global Offensive » New RMR Eligibility Guidelines

As we enter the 2021 RMR season, we’ve decided to revisit some of our event guidelines.

Up until today, players were ineligible to participate in Valve-sponsored events if they had ever received a VAC-ban in CS:GO. These guidelines had not seen an update since the game was new and all CS:GO VAC bans were relatively recent. But VAC bans can now be more than 8 years old. So we’ve decided to update them.

Moving forward, a VAC ban will only disqualify a player from an event if it was either received less than 5 years prior, or if it was received at any time after their first participation in a Valve-sponsored event (e.g., after participating in a qualifier for an RMR event). Note that VAC bans stay in place with all of their other effects; the only change is how they influence your eligibility to play in Valve-sponsored events.

There are other reasons a player may not be eligible to participate in Valve-sponsored events. These remain unchanged.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for the upcoming 2021 RMR events. Stay tuned for more information as we head toward the Stockholm Major this Fall!

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Video: s1mple – MVP of StarLadder CIS RMR

s1mple earned last weekend his third MVP award of the year following a string of impressive performances in Natus Vincere‘s first-place finish in the CIS RMR tournament. The Ukrainian superstar stood head and shoulders above his tournament competitors, posting a remarkable 1.35 average rating across 23 maps. The 23-year-old was also the joint-best performing player in the best-of-five final against Gambit with a 1.24 rating.

s1mple now boasts three MVP accolades in 2021

Besides his outstanding consistency, s1mple concluded the RMR event at the top of the leaderboard in ADR (89), KPR (0.85), 1+ kill rounds (53.4%), KAST (76.6%) and impact rating (1.42), among other categories.

Click play below to watch the highlight video put together by Filip “filq” Szatkowski in commemoration of s1mple‘s third MVP award of 2021.

You can find the rest of HLTV.org’s highlights, as well as previous episodes of the HLTV Confirmed show, by heading over to our official YouTube channel.

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[LIVE] HLTV Confirmed with guest Maniac: talking CIS RMR, LAN return in Cologne

In one of the last episodes of HLTV Confirmed before the summer break, Mathieu “⁠Maniac⁠” Quiquerez joins the standard panelists Chad “⁠SPUNJ⁠” Burchill, Milan “⁠Striker⁠” Švejda, and Zvonimir “Professeur” Burazin in order to break down the recent news and results.

Maniac joins SPUNJ and co.

The panelists will also talk about two Major winners, Nathan “⁠NBK-⁠” Schmitt and Markus “⁠Kjaerbye⁠” Kjærbye, stepping away from Counter-Strike in a single week, and HYENAS disbanding as a result. A new segment called “Who wants to be a skinionaire?”, supported by our partner Bitskins, will also debut in this show.

Touching on Cologne, the discussion will focus on what a return to LAN brings, and what measures are in place for the event to be held. Finally, the show will be wrapped up with the StarLadder CIS RMR tournament and the continuing rivalry between Natus Vincere and Gambit.

Topics for the show:

Recent news
– BREAKING: Zonic considering leaving Astralis
– NBK- transitions to VALORANT
– Kjaerbye retires from CS
– HYENAS disband – player options?
– Sinners qualify for EPL
– Who wants to be a skinionaire?
CIS RMR
– Virtus.pro in Major danger
– NAVI – Gambit rivalry continues
Cologne
– Explaining event setup and player quarantine
– Best part of LAN return?
– LAN debutants, who will flop?
– NIP, OG, FaZe in the play-in
– Group stage expectations
Playtime
– Parimatch matchmaker game
– Viewer questions and leftover topics

Keep track of the show on social media:

HLTV.org on Twitch
HLTV Confirmed on Twitter
HLTV Confirmed on Youtube
HLTV Confirmed Audio

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HLTV Confirmed with guest Maniac: talking CIS RMR, LAN return in Cologne

In one of the last episodes of HLTV Confirmed before the summer break, Mathieu “⁠Maniac⁠” Quiquerez joins the standard panelists Chad “⁠SPUNJ⁠” Burchill, Milan “⁠Striker⁠” Švejda, and Zvonimir “Professeur” Burazin in order to break down the recent news and results.

Maniac joins SPUNJ and co.

The panelists will also talk about two Major winners, Nathan “⁠NBK-⁠” Schmitt and Markus “⁠Kjaerbye⁠” Kjærbye, stepping away from Counter-Strike in a single week, and HYENAS disbanding as a result. A new segment called “Who wants to be a skinionare?”, supported by our partner Bitskins, will also debut in this show.

Touching on Cologne, the discussion will focus on what a return to LAN brings, and what measures are in place for the event to be held. Finally, the show will be wrapped up with the StarLadder CIS RMR tournament and the continuing rivalry between Natus Vincere and Gambit.

Topics for the show:

Recent news
– NBK- transitions to VALORANT
– Kjaerbye retires from CS
– HYENAS disband – player options?
– Sinners qualify for EPL
– Who wants to be a skinionare?
Cologne
– Explaining event setup and player quarantine
– Best part of LAN return?
– LAN debutants, who will flop?
– NIP, OG, FaZe in the play-in
– Group stage expectations
CIS RMR
– Virtus.pro in Major danger
– NAVI – Gambit rivalry continues
Playtime
– Parimatch matchmaker game
– Viewer questions and leftover topics

Keep track of the show on social media:

HLTV.org on Twitch
HLTV Confirmed on Twitter
HLTV Confirmed on Youtube
HLTV Confirmed Audio

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CIS RMR group stage concluded: Gambit top group A over NAVI, Virtus.pro eliminated

After five days of action and 20 BO3 matches played, the group stage of the StarLadder CIS RMR has been concluded. Gambit and Natus Vincere took the top two spots in group A and advanced to the playoffs, while Spirit and K23 did the same in group B.

forZe and Entropiq, who finished third in their respective groups, will face off in the fifth-place decider where 1500 RMR points are on the line, while the teams finishing 6-10th leave the event with only cash prizes.

Ax1Le continues to deliver for Gambit, averaging a 1.27 rating in groups

Group A was a two-horse race between the No. 1 and No. 2 team in the world, Gambit and Natus Vincere. Both sides went flawless in the first three matches of the round-robin group, with their head-to-head deciding the seeding heading into the playoffs. For the third series in a row, Gambit took the win in the derby, with their star duo Dmitry “⁠sh1ro⁠” Sokolov and Sergey “⁠Ax1Le⁠” Rykhtorov topping the charts.

Akuma, the squad that shocked the world in the previous Regional Major Ranking tournament by taking down Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro after which they were subject to cheating accusations, failed to play up to the same level in the StarLadder CIS RMR. Dmitriy “⁠SENSEi⁠” Shvorak and co. lost all four matches at the event, posting a -65 round difference and picking up just one map in the process.

Group B was topped by Spirit convincingly as Leonid “⁠chopper⁠” Vishnyakov and co. went 4-0 to advance to playoffs as Nikolay “⁠mir⁠” Bityukov averaged an event-high 1.36 rating. The second spot, however, was up in the air until the end, as before of the final round of matches, there was a four-way tie between K23, Entropiq, Virtus.pro, and 100PG. Ultimately, Dauren “⁠AdreN⁠” Kystaubayev‘s team came out on top, with a little help from Entropiq who took down Virtus.pro.

Virtus.pro‘s early elimination spells danger for the world’s No. 6 as they leave the event empty-handed. Either forZe or Entropiq will overtake them in the ranking when the event is concluded, which will see Dzhami “⁠Jame⁠” Ali‘s squad fall out of the top 5 spots that give slots at the PGL Stockholm Major, and leave their Virtus.pro‘s Major hopes depending on their performance in the final RMR tournament.

The double-elimination playoffs will start off with the following matches on Friday:

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