CIS RMR organizer clear themselves of blame

Elliott Griffiths
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Don't worry guys, the omnishambles of an RMR event that we covered recently - you know, the one where there were cheating allegations, the grand final changed the amount of maps at the last minute and NaVi refused to play a 5th place game? - won't affect the CIS scene or its tournaments.

That's according to... checks notes... the Russian Esports Federation. We're sure they have no vested interest here.

Apparently, they 'remotely checked the hardware' of the Akuma players which... doesn't sound like a very thorough check. It's like if you checked if someone was drunk driving by playing Mr Brightside and seeing if they enjoy it.

Actually, that might work. Carry on.

They claimed that they never actually said it was a best of three, but they probably should have told people. No sh*t, Sherlock.

"Oh I guess we should have told you there was meat in the vegetarian dish... but you didn't ASK."

At least it seems they're taking the request into investigating Akuma somewhat seriously, and didn't just dismiss it entirely out of hand - but they also say they've seen nothing incriminating and are asking for info if you've got it.

That's... that's your job, no?

June 6, 2021

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