Update on coaching rules

At the start of the ESL One DPC EEU Season 2 , we modified the following rule regarding coaching and team communication to better follow what we are doing for online competitions in other games, which allowed coaches to participate in team communication during gameplay. Upon making this change, we informed all teams coming from the previous season via email of the update, and provided up-to-date rulesets to teams advancing through the closed qualifiers; however did not fully inform Valve of this change. 

As of today, this rule will be reverted back based upon guidance from Valve as this does not align with their stance on coaching. This update will not impact previous results or matches. The following rule applies:

Coach Limitations

The coach is only allowed to communicate with the players until the end of the drafting phase of the match. After the drafting phase is concluded, the coach is not allowed to further communicate or interact with the players in any way (e.g. not allowed to be on the voice communication with the players) until after the match has concluded. Furthermore, the coach is also not allowed to be present around the players after the drafting phase is concluded until the end of the match.

We’d like to apologize to the teams for a mid-season rule change, and highlight that teams who made use of the rule change did absolutely nothing wrong and were simply following the rules. We hope the community will enjoy the remaining matches as we look ahead to what will surely be an exciting conclusion to this DPC Season.

Intel is the catalyst for PC gaming innovation, rallying the industry to make the PC the best place to play and create. The company believes the best gaming experience is done on the PC and is always looking for ways to push their technology to the limit when it comes to performance, enabling the development community, driving new form factors and leveraging emerging technology. Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com/gaming or Twitter: @intelgaming

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses and is enabling global trade flows. Visit DHL In Motion

Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Energy supports the scene. Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and is the core of what its sports, athletes, eSports athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, gamers, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com and www.monsterenergy.com/gaming.


Choose your preferences and stay up to date

* indicates required
I want to know what is happening in this game
Categories & Platforms
I'm interested in content specific to these cities

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from us:

I agree that ESL Gaming GmbH and its subsidiary companies can use my email address and name to send me the ESL Newsletter with information all around ESL, Dreamhack, ESEA and other ESL products and to measure its success. I'm hereby informed that I can at any time withdraw my consent by either clicking the unsubscribe link in every newsletter or writing to privacy@eslgaming.com and that the withdrawal only affects the future use of my data after declaring the withdrawal. Further information can be found under:

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.
Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.