Fixed: CS:GO “You May Only Connect to This Server From a Lobby” on ESEA

It can be disappointing to encounter error messages like “You may only connect to this server from a lobby” on ESEA to disrupt your gaming experience. But there’s no need to worry! 

Most of the time, it takes less than five minutes and a few clicks to fix such errors. Here, our resident CS:GO players will guide you through the best fixes:

Fix #1: Close the Game, Log Out of Steam, and Log Back In

As explained, you only need to leave the game, then log out of Steam. Afterward, log back in and join another lobby. 

CSGO- log out og Steam account

To log out of Steam, open the application, click on the game icon, choose the change account option, then click on the logout button.

Fix #2: Run Steam and ESEA as Admin

Another working method is to run Steam as an administrator [1]. This worked like a charm for us a few times. Here is how to go about it:

  1. Right-click the game in your Steam Library.
  2. Select the Local Files tab under properties.
  3. Select Browse Local Files from the menu.
  4. Next, locate the executable file for the game
  5. Right-click it and go to Properties.
  6. Then select the Compatibility tab.
  7. Run the program as an administrator.
  8. Click Apply.

Fix #3: Play the Game on Full Screen

Another method that’s effective is playing the game on full screen. The first thing you need to do is check the orientation of the game. If it’s not set in full screen, adjust the screen resolution to “full screen.”

CS:GO gameplay


Most of the time, the error “You may only connect to this server from a lobby” on ESEA can be solved by restarting and re-logging from Steam. 

However, if this and the other fixes mentioned above don’t work, you can submit a support ticket to ESEA so they can directly help you fix this issue.

Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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