@kiocsgoo Removing the importance/quality of a good communication in a team. (who's supposed to be a big factor to have a good teamplay)— FaZe kioShiMa (@kiocsgoo) March 20, 2017
Fabian "Kioshima" Fiey's opinion was soon opposed by Counter-Strike legend, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund. Though the player didn't give any clear reasoning on Twitter.
@kiocsgoo Actually think it's a good thing that's added 🤔— Christopher Alesund (@GeT_RiGhTcs) March 20, 2017
RoomOnFire commentator and analyst Jason "Moses" O'Toole recently addressed the new feature in an AMA on Reddit. "On a pro level it would definitely make things easier but I'm hoping it won't be allowed at Pro tournaments." he said, "That's something that should be communicated by players at this level, and it's an aspect of team play that some teams are good at and some teams aren't. I don't want to see them given an extra tool that makes them have an easier time of things." SK Gaming AWPer, captain, and in-game leader Garbiel "Fallen" Toledo seems to have sat on the fence regarding the new addition, appreciating it's value, but also acknowledging how it could be an issue.
Any news from tournament organizers if +cl_show_equipment will be a available to use? I like it a lot its very useful but maybe its OP— Gabriel Toledo (@FalleNCS) March 20, 2017
ESL and Starladder have already publicly commented that the feature would be disabled for their competitive leagues and tournaments, so it seems as though, at least for the near future, we won't be seeing it used outside of matchmaking. From what we've seen publicly, the majority of players and personalities will be pleased with the decision, but the debate continues about just how much it would effect the pro scene.