CS: GO coaches will be allowed to interact with their players during the 2021 BLAST Premier Spring group matches, the competition organizer revealed today.

On Jan. 27, Valve announced a ruling by means of the main Counter-Strike blog saying that just players will be permitted in the space or on the server throughout online matches. Coaches or personnel won’t be permitted in either throughout of the match. This judgment uses to all Regional Major Ranking occasions utilized to figure out Major certification.

The ruling drew prevalent ire from across the Counter-Strike community, particularly from prominent coaches and their players. Numerous called it a severe overreaction to the training viewer bug scandal from 2020.

The choice from BLAST addresses this ruling straight, saying it will not be executed throughout Spring Groups 2021. BLAST Commissioner Andrew Haworth said he’s positive in the procedures they have in place to make certain the training system isn’t abused.

“We think that the systems we have in place enable us to listen and observe coaches’ actions when they are on the server and in the space with the players, which gives us greater oversight of competitive stability by being able to directly monitor actions in realtime and know to examine post occasion if any concerns are raised,” Haworth said.

BLAST did acknowledge that it will keep track of and examine its choice to enable coaches after this first tournament. The decision by BLAST has been met with much praise from organizations, coaches, and gamers in the Counter-Strike neighborhood.

The 2021 BLAST Spring event starts on Feb. 4 with Group A, including Astralis vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas and OG vs. BIG.