CS: GO player sleeps until the start of the major qualifying match, forcing Triumph to forfeit Evil Geniuses at IEM Fall
A member of the Triomphe CS: GO The roster, Jack “xCeeD” Holiman, forced his team to give up their best IEM Fall game against Evil Geniuses because he was sleeping when the game was supposed to start.
The update was first reported by Danish “Nohte” Allana from HLTV after IEM tweesaid Triumph was “unable to present and field an eligible team within the allotted time.” After that, the frontman of the game for Triumph, Danny “cxzi” Strzelczyk, tweeted that the forfeit was due to someone who was sleeping. HLTV reported that Triumph was already using a replacement to play for Brendan “Bwills” Williams, who was in the process of moving, so they were not allowed to field another replacement.
With the forfeit loss, Triumph fell to a record 1-2 in their group stage, putting even more pressure on their second game of the day, a best-of-one on Inferno against the roster of the ex-MIBR playing under the name 00Nation. According to HLTV, this package is a huge missed opportunity for Triumph as they missed out on playing EG on Nuke, a card EG hasn’t won in six months. xCeed was awake for the game against 00Nation, and although he produced just six kills, a 33-kill performance from Cxzi helped propel the team to a 2-2 group record victory and record.
With no RMR points before this event, Triumph will need to at least finish in the top five at the IEM Fall, just to have a chance of qualifying for the Stockholm Major. Missing the first Major in two years because of this kind of blunder would be a devastating result for the NA CS: GO team.