theScore esports Daily (May 16): ESL Pro League Finals day 2 results and FACEIT add new COI rule for the London Major

by Keith Capstick, Daniel Rosen May 16
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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals Group Stage heats up

The second day of action at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals continued on Wednesday with Heroic beating Cloud9 2-0 and OpTic also sweeping Ninjas in Pyjamas.

So far in the Group Stage, Heroic, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere and Team Liquid have advanced to the finals of their groups.

Na'Vi and FaZe are set to face off in the finals of their group. That match will take place on Thursday and is the most highly anticipated Group Stage match thus far in the tournament.

FACEIT add new conflict of interest rule for London

FACEIT has added a new rule regarding conflicts of interest ahead of the upcoming London Major. It requires organizations to disclose any business entanglements with multiple teams, including shared ownership.

According to a FACEIT representative, teams that are found to have a conflict of interest with other teams and do not disclose that, along with their plan to resolve the conflict, will be disqualified.

The rule does not come into effect until a team is required to play in a given stage. For example, Astralis and Heroic are both owned by RFRSH, meaning RFRSH needs to disclose that information and their plan to resolve the conflict of interest before Heroic can play in the European qualifiers. RFRSH has told Dot Esports' Callum Leslie that they would "live up to all requirements" of the rules.

Similarly, SK Gaming and Virtus.Pro are both part of ESForce, though ESForce does not need to disclose anything until the New Challengers stage, when VP are set to start playing. FACEIT declined to comment on specific cases, including the two aforementioned instances.

Keith Capstick is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.