Today, Virtus.pro swept a two game series against Cloud9 to win the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finals at the DreamHack Open in Bucharest. The all-Polish team appeared all but unstoppable, defeating the Americans 16-9 on both the first map, Train, and the second, Cobblestone.
However, during the finals, some people in the crowd began holding up signs to Virtus.pro reading “THEY ARE B” and “THEY ARE A,” potentially revealing important information about what Cloud 9 was or wasn’t up to.
In this case, it was no doubt more of a troll than anything else, but some feel it threatens the integrity of the game either way. With $50,000 on the line, any distraction can cause havoc for the teams competing, and it’s up to venues and tournament organizers to prevent disruptions like the above.
As Canadian CS:GO caster Sadokist! pointed out, some in the crowd were throwing things at those on the announcer panel as well.
For its part, the event organizers at DreamHack said on Twitter that they were vigilante and responded swiftly.
Virtus.pro couldn’t be less concerned, however, content to celebrate a stunning win today against a worthy opponent.