Evo rules update reinstates coaching, shortens breaks between rounds, and enacts a stage trespassing rule

By on August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am
Evo Championship Series

Though the hype and moments of 2017’s installment of the Evolution Championship Series are still fresh in all of our minds, the staff has already begun instituting some new rules to be put in place for the next competition.

Earlier today, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar announced via Twitter that the tournament’s rules have been amended to remove the ban on players receiving coaching between rounds of their matches, provided they are not taking place on any Evo tournament stage — but to compensate, the amount of downtime allotted between rounds of each game has been reduced to merely 30 seconds. There has also been a new rule about stage trespassing put into place, which on the official website reads: “Any unauthorized player trespassing on any of the Evo stages, including in the arena, will immediately be ejected and may be arrested at the tournament organizer’s discretion.”

You can view the tweets below, and can take a look at the fully-updated Evo rules here.

Do you think these slight rule alterations are a good idea for future events, based on any prior experience as an attendee? Give us your thoughts on these changes in the comments section below.

Sources: Mr. Wizard (Twitter); BearUNLV (Twitter); Evo

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