On the second day of the IEM Rio CSGO Major, technical issues continued to plague the tournament. While the opening round was marked by an extended pause in the series between OG and Grayhound, several other games saw unfortunate game crashes.

degster’s crash was a freak bug, something no amount of due diligence could have prevented. And most importantly, something not fixable by ESL.

During the closing game of the first day of IEM Rio, more issues arose, as Cloud9’s  Dmitriy “sh1ro” Sokolov suffered a game-defining game crash. Facing Grayhound in overtime on Dust II, sh1ro dropped out of the game at a 17-17 scoreline. This left Abai “HObbit” Hasenov and Timofey “interz” Yakushin in an unfavorable 2v3.

Cloud9 would go on to lose the round and the game.

New issues for OG at IEM Rio

On the second day of play at IEM Rio, it was once again OG that suffered issues. This time around, it was Maciej “F1KU” Miklas that was violently plucked out of the server.

Following the series, degster took to social media to express his displeasure with ESL’s handling of the situation.

“And now we are playing against Furia. 1-1 Fiku just get the same problem that I [had a] day ago when your monitor get [crashed], and he [tries] to tell that to neo. We write stop but stop doesn’t work for us because of someone who get damage. Funny thing.”

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