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CPL gives in to terrorism

Backs down on bizarre changes to Counter-Strike

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"After extensive communication with the gaming community", the CPL has decided to back down on its plans to sanitize the version of Counter-Strike to be used at its World Championship event. Although clan tags will replace the T word, bizarre plans to replace the game's bomb with a communications device in the wake of the September terrorist attacks have been thrown out, and presumably this means that explosive sound effects are back in as well. In a more questionable move, the CPL has also backed down on its plans to fully enforce America's ESRB ratings at future events, instead continuing to allow anyone over 16 to take part in tournaments for Mature rated games, as long as they show up with a signed parental release form. Related Feature - Counter-Strike struck out

Source - CPL forums

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