Valve has introduced a new rule for the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major that looks to diminish the potential for conflict of interest concerns between organizations.

​​The qualifier rules for the upcoming FACEIT London Major includes a clause that prohibits any player or team from having "any financial interest in the success of a team that they are competing against."

Teams that could be affected by this change in the rules would be Heroic and Astralis. Both of the teams have connections with RFRSH Entertainment as the organization lists the two teams as properties. This new ruling could also affect SK Gaming and These two teams have connections with ESForce, who were forced to end its relationship with Natus Vincere.

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