CSGO Skins? Yes! Coaching? No.

In a recent and sudden turn of events, Valve just made a rather big and important change in CSGO’s competitive scene, and it got almost everyone who’s into pro gaming salty. No, it’s not a ban for CSGO skins, but on coaches from giving real-time advice to their players during competitions. So, is it a good thing or a bad thing?

CSGO Skins: No More Coaching

A lot of current CSGO pro players, as well as former ones that have become game analysts and podcasters, are not happy about it, and they have been very vocal about their displeasure. It’s understandable, but it’s actually not that bad, as it won’t be applied on all tournaments. It, however, will definitely be in effect during Majors, which are the biggest tournaments in the pro scene, as it awards winners with over $1 million.

So, why enact the game-changing – or even game-breaking – ruling change in the first place? Because according to Valve, the presence of coaches during matches reduce the players’ need to rely on particular skills. Valve’s sentiment behind the change can be felt in the following statement:

“Since the goal of our events is to identify the best five-player CS teams that exhibit the best combination of all CS skills, the current participation of coaches in the game is not compatible with that goal.”


CSGO Skins: Five-Man To Six?

Apparently, this ruling has been a long time coming, as there have been many CSGO cases wherein teams have, instead of being composed of five players who are supposed to be proficient in the different skills of the game such as keeping track of the economy, calling plays and mid-round calls, and general situational awareness, are now becoming six-man teams, with the coach becoming the sixth player and receiving the brunt of those vital skills that happen to not be part of the game engine. And with Valve being the creators, or at least the publishers of the game, they definitely know what they’re saying, so it’s best to give the new rule a shot until

So, what do you think of the new ruling? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or you couldn’t care about it any less because all you want are CSGO skins?  Tell us in the comments section.


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