In a recent CSGO Tournament, Party Astronauts faced an unexpected challenge not from their opponents, Imperial, but from the U.S. government. As they were on the verge of securing a significant lead, a National Emergency Alert test disrupted their gameplay, leading to a moment of chaos and eventual laughter.
While Party Astronauts were dominating Imperial on Overpass during the BLAST Fall Showdown, the National Emergency Alert test, scheduled by FEMA and the FCC, went off. This unexpected interruption came right as Party Astronauts were about to secure a lead of 11-2 against Imperial. The alert caused a brief moment of panic, with Wesley “viz” Harris exclaiming, “I can’t hear him,” as the team scrambled to maintain their advantage
Once the alert ended and the round was over, Party Astronauts couldn’t help but laugh at the bizarre situation. This incident might be one of the most unusual tech disruptions ever witnessed during a professional CSGO Tournament broadcast. BLAST even captured the audio of the event, providing viewers with a firsthand experience of the unexpected turn of events.
Despite the unexpected interruption, Party Astronauts managed to close out the map, securing a 1-0 lead in the series. Imperial, on the other hand, faced the double blow of losing the round during the alert and subsequently losing their chosen map, Overpass. This put them at a significant disadvantage, paving the way for a potential 2-0 upset by Party Astronauts.
The BLAST Fall Showdown marks the end of professional Counter-Strike tournaments on CSGO, with future tournaments set to be played on CS2. Given the recent challenges faced by players due to CS2’s launch issues, it seems fitting that an external tech issue would disrupt a CS match during this transitional phase. However, in the end, the alert didn’t seem to have a significant impact on the outcome