Shopify Rise up surprised each Cloud9 White and Liquid Brazil right this moment in back-to-back matches of the decrease bracket of the VCT Sport Changers Championship, setting the NA hopefuls up for a grand finals assembly with EMEA juggernauts G2 Gozen.
Nonetheless, Shopify must compete with out coach Rob “robwiz” Kennedy on stage with them, as he has been suspended and fined after he flipped the fowl in direction of C9 White at the conclusion of their match.
The 2 groups have been long-time rivals all through Sport Changers competitors over the previous yr, with C9 White all the time securing the win save for one single collection. There had been quite a lot of trash speak between the 2 groups on-line, in press conferences, and even on stage in direction of one another.
Following Shopify’s win over C9 White, coach robwiz clearly gave the center finger in direction of the C9 White gamers and workers, which was picked up on the published and shared throughout social media.
Instantly after the win, robwiz went to Twitter to say that “nothing in life may convey me extra pleasure than eliminating these shit talkers,” nonetheless he additionally acknowledged his gesture in a observe up apology tweet, saying that the feelings took over and that the “warmth of the second bought one of the best of me.”
Robwiz has additionally been fined, and warned that some other violations of rule 7.12 that decrees that coaches should “observe the very best normal of private integrity and good sportsmanship always” will end in elevated penalties. A number of VCT execs, together with EG’s BcJ and Sentinels’ dephh, argue that the advantageous is enough however that the suspension is extreme.
Shopify Rise up’s match in opposition to G2 Gozen, a best-of-five grand ultimate, is about for 10am CT on Sunday, Nov. 20. The gamers might be competing with out their suspended coach.