Counter Strike teams are normally expected to provide demos of their gameplay even in the tournament matches. Teams that fail to provide demos have been disqualified from tournaments in the past. The demos are a way to make sure that teams do not use unfair means to gain a competitive advantage.
This speaks volumes of the lack of trust that players and tournaments have in Valveś anti-cheat. In a recent online match between Team 123 and Team Big; 123 won the match fair and square.
— Christian Lenz (@ManagerCSGO) February 21, 2017
However ignorance on part of the players meant that they failed to deliver the demos required for the match-up. According to the tournament rules, they should have been disqualified.In a rare show of professionalism, Team BIG did not raise a ticket and allowed Team 123 to move on to the next stage of the tournament. This is definitely out of the ordinary as we have seen teams misuse this particular ruleset to advance into the tournament.