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Valve opens up for Major bids, and stream snipers are punished in a week of Counter-Strike that had a big, fat "RMR" on it. Here's everything that went down.

RMR rundown

Vitality, Complexity, BIG, Heroic and Astralis are out of Flashpoint 3, and mousesports continue their domination of the upper bracket. NA teams stick to the script as Liquid and Furia are in the upper bracket final of cs_summit 8. In the CIS region, Akuma (ranked #43) has taken down both Na'Vi and Virtus.pro and stand before Gambit in the upper bracket final.

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Valve opens up for Major bids, and stream snipers are punished in a week of Counter-Strike that had a big, fat "RMR" on it. Here's everything that went down.

Valve announces future Major plans

Valve announced plans of holding two Majors in both 2022 and 2023 and has opened for applications from organizations looking to host the Majors or RMR events. The return of two annual Majors in Counter-Strike is a much welcome sight!

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Valve opens up for Major bids, and stream snipers are punished in a week of Counter-Strike that had a big, fat "RMR" on it. Here's everything that went down.

AGO stripped of their title due to stream sniping

In non-RMR match-related news, the Polish team AGO was stripped of their title after winning the Grand Final of the ESL Polish Championship.

The decision from ESL Poland came after a post-match video revealed the official stream running on a computer close to the team. The sentence was reduced to not include a ban due to cooperation from AGO, though AGO plan to take legal action against the decision.