When they played BIG yesterday in the United Masters League, Virtus Pro’s CS: GO team faced serious Overpass bug.
Since the C4 was bugged and was not retrieveable, the Poles had to play for kills. Either since the damage was done the round could not be restarted.
Notwithstanding individual performances, VP also won the round. The Poles, however, lost the map. BIG finally recovered and took overtime to win 25-21 eventually.
But for years this bomb bug has been in CS: GO and Valve never found a way to correct it properly. This can occur on any map — Dust II, for example, can even stuck below the floor.
In an upcoming patch, Valve needs to deal with this bug, whether it is easily fixed. When C4 vanished during a big LAN event, the round was re-startedand CS: GO looked bad to audiences.
If Valve can’t fix a bomb failure, the organisers of the tournament can talk to the players about whether they think the bomb should restart its round. In the case of VP, even with a five-vs-four lead, they might have lost the round with the bugged bomb.
However, there has to be a centrepiece. If tournaments start to restart due to the bomb failure, a team may profit and deliberately lose their bomb if they feel they can not fairly win the round.