Earlier this week we covered a tweet from Team Liquid's rifler, Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, who called out fellow North American team Rogue, alleging that the team recorded a PoV demo during the team's first ever scrimmage on home territory. The implications of recording another roster's PoV demo without their explicit consent can be harsh, particularly in the North American region where high-quality practice is thin and rare.
Following the controversy, dust2.us reached out to Rogue's coach, Matthew "mCe" Elmore, to get the accused team's perspective on the matter and what happened from their point of view. Below is a quote from mCe, taken the original article:
What happens is every single time you change the map, if you put status in console, you see that there's GOTV. So on this server, it's very easy to kick on Dathost servers.
On the server we have we don't know how to turn it off, and frankly we just forget it's there, and when someone reminds us we kick it. So today with EliGE it was 5 or 10 minutes before we even played a round, so it wouldn't make sense for us to record it until we were in a round.
Further, it was explained that on the specific practice servers Rogue use, when GOTV is kicked, the server starts to lag, leading to stuttering in movement. Dust2.us representatives were allowed access to the servers, and upon testing, were able to recreate these results themselves, suggesting that what was explained to them was true.