YEKINDAR received warning from BLAST for using help from audience

Liquid's Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Galinskis shared that he received a warning from tournament operator BLAST for using help from the audience during the quarter-final match against Apeks. The Latvian spoke about this in an interview with blogger Eric Shokov.

The guys from the audience helped me, but then I received a warning, because it is prohibited to do so. I do not understand why. Everyone does it. I don't know if there will be a penalty. They said they just issued a warning when we switched sides on Ancient. They said that you can’t do this, you can’t use the crowd. I don’t know, everyone uses it, but here it’s suddenly not allowed. The last Major, why not?

Yesterday, May 19, Galinskis twice took advantage of the crowd's reaction. In the first case, he managed to secure a 1v2 clutch in the eighth round on Ancient, while on Overpass he managed to reveal the opponent's location during the B site retake.

Nevertheless, the help from the audience did not help Liquid to advance to the semi-finals of Paris Major 2023. In the match Liquid lost to Apeks and got relegated from the Major, placing 5tg-8th.