Semmler Says ESL Should Adopt Valorant's Setup For Coaches

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CS:GO Talent Semmler Thinks ESL Should Adopt Setup VALORANT Provides to Coaches

A simple solution that allows CS:GO coaches to express their emotions!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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CS:GO caster and host, Semmler, voiced his opinion on the rule against CS:GO coaches that bars them from showing any emotions.
Semmler suggested that ESL could implement an offstage setup for coaches similar to the one provided by Valorant.
Semmler argued that this new setup would allow organizers to maintain competitive integrity while allowing coaches to express themselves.

The CS:GO community has expressed its disappointment with the rule implemented by Valve and ESL about coaches not being allowed to celebrate and openly express themselves emotionally while their team is competing.

While many have spoken against this practice requesting it to be removed entirely, popular CS:GO caster and host Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat has pitched something rather interesting that could work well for both the sides.

Semmler suggested that ESL should take some inspiration from the offstage setup implemented by Riot Games for coaches in Valorant and League of Legends. This way the coaches would remain under constant supervision by the referee while also being able to express themselves freely, a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Semmler suggests that ESL should use coaching setup similar to that of Valorant's

American-French CS:GO talent, Semmler, came forward to voice his opinion on the recent matter that had gripped the entire community, which would be the matter of coaches not being able to express themselves freely due to a rule put in place by Valve.

According to the rule that was introduced as an aftermath of the infamous coaching bug scandal which shook the entire CS:GO competitive scene, a coach cannot interact with players in any form except during the tactical timeout.

This rule has attracted negative feedback from the community in the past and similar instances were witnessed once again this time around. To solve this predicament, Semmler suggested that ESL could follow an offstage setup for coaches like the one used by Valorant.

He argues that this method would allow the organizers to keep a strict supervision over all the activities of a coach while giving them the necessary freedom to express themselves and behave normally.

Semmler went on to say that the current situation was "ridiculous" because the coach simply stands behind the players unable to do anything properly.

"Separate them from the players and let them go ham. Or just go through with the coach ban entirely and stop this half-assery," says Semmler.

Semmler gives his opinion on rule against CS:GO coach behaviour

Many others in the community seem to agree with the solution suggested by Semmler like Fatih "gob b" Dayik - CS:GO coach for BIG, Ryan "RyanCentral" Horton - British caster and content creator for Valorant, and more.

This idea does have the potential to actually change the current state of CS:GO coaches, making it a win-win situation for everyone involved. However, it is not up to ESL to make these decisions and the final say on the matter remains with Valve.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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