In an e-mail acquired by HLTV, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) designer, Valve, addresses recent ownership problems regarding 7 Regional Major Ranking (RMR) teams like Made in Brazil (MIBR), FaZe, and Evil Geniuses. The company was able to discover multiple conflicts of interest that present “a threat to the stability of the Majors.” Valve has now provided a warning, handle these conflicts prior to the competition, or they will move toward a no tolerance policy.

At the heart of the matter is not only problems with team ownership, but likewise media rights, and operator event exclusivity. Valve initially attended to growing stress last September in a declaration released on the CS: GO blog website. They made their position clear, buying the disclosure of any known conflicts of interest or possible destructive business relations, and prohibited teams and gamers from having “any monetary interest in the success of any group that they are contending against.” This didn’t exactly treat anything, as the concerns continued to develop, with Valve’s newest e-mail mentioning three particular conflicts of interest. One concerning Brazilian esports group Yeah, said to be owned by 4 individuals who have ties to three various organizations.

The next Major is arranged for November and is a $2 million tournament. All celebrations have actually been advised to deal with these issues within the next five months, or they won’t be competing. Valve has been a lot more lenient in previous circumstances, allowing Yeah and MIBR to complete in the ESL One: Road to Rio in spite of having shared monetary backers. This new motion indicates a change of mind, and the business keeps in mind the significance of competitive stability in their September statement, stating “We believe that preventing dispute of interest is a vital part of guaranteeing fair and truthful competition, and so we do not have any strategies to change these requirements for involvement in a Major.” To find out more on RMR click here.