Controversy strikes top eSports tournament yet again

The world's largest pro tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive remains steeped in controversy, with tournament officials ordering the replay of a quarterfinal match today until one of the sides forfeited.

Fnatic, playing on its home turf of Sweden and one of eSports' top CS:GO teams, faced a nine-round deficit in its showdown with French opponent LDLC, then deployed a boost (in which one player jumps off of another) to reach an unknown map position that offered them a huge advantage. Fnatic prevailed 16-13 and appeared to move on.

The two sides had been playing on Overpass, a map released in December of last year (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launched in August 2012). LDLC filed a complaint about Fnatic's use of the boosting.

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