Don’t overlook the NA CS.
Because he was asleep when the match was meant to begin, Jack “xCeeD” Holiman, a member of the Triumph CS:GO roster, pushed his team to forfeit their best-of-one match against Evil Geniuses at IEM Fall.
After IEM tweeted that Triumph was “unable to field an eligible lineup within the time limit,” Danish “Nohte” Allana of HLTV was the first to report the news. After that, Danny “cxzi” Strzelczyk, Triumph’s in-game leader, tweeted that the forfeit was due to someone sleeping. Triumph was not allowed to field another replacement player because they were already using a sub to play for Brendan “Bwills” Williams, who was in the process of moving, according to HLTV.
Triumph fell to 1-2 in their group stage with the forfeited loss, putting even more pressure on their next match, a best-of-one on Inferno against the ex-MIBR roster playing as 00Nation. According to HLTV, Triumph’s forfeit was a huge missed opportunity because they overlooked out on playing EG on Nuke, a map that EG hasn’t won in six months. For the match against 00Nation, xCeed was awake.