BLAST decided to financially support the coaches
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There has been a controversial decision on BLAST's part to change the financial support that was guaranteed to only five members of each team in the past. There is a new problem that teams who are trying their best and ultimately qualify for the BLAST Paris Major RMR have to deal with.
This is because the organizers of the upcoming CS:GO Major have decided to cover the expenses of only five players for the RMR phase of the tournament. A situation like this has never happened in previous Majors, as IEM Rio and PGL Antwerp Major have each covered the expenses for a total of six members of each team in the past.
It may not be a major problem for larger organizations, but it is very important for smaller teams to adapt to this kind of change. This is the reason why they decided to rebel.
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTIONS: Joshua Micks
It was particularly notable that the coach of the participant from American Detonate was very vocal on social media.
This is Joshua “m1cks” Micks. Towards the end of the project, he wanted to develop a community-wide campaign to collect the necessary funds. Apart from the m1cks, the rebellion included prominent members of the community including Wilton "zews" Prado, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, as well as Vladyslava "Vladyslava_Z" Zakhliebina.
Despite this, the organizer of the event decided to change its original decision in order to cover the costs of the coaches as well. There is no doubt that the new decision will make a huge difference to teams who are not getting financial support from their organizations, as we have already mentioned.
As a result, RMR tournaments will be held in the 4th month of the year. BLAST's studio in Copenhagen will serve as the venue for both RMRs in Europe. The Asian qualifiers will be played in Mongolian capital, while the teams from North and South America will play in Mexico.