37 CS:GO team coaches have been banned for cheating

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Published by FileTrekker 3 weeks ago , last updated 3 weeks ago

It was recently discovered that a number of team coaches for CS:GO e-sports teams had been exploiting a bug in the game to allow a free camera spectator mode, enabling them to see the position of enemy players and relay this to their team in real time.

Valve had recently spoken out about the recent scandal, but held short of taking action against individual teams or coaches, however, stating that "until we get a complete picture," it wasn't appropriate to dish out any further punishments. 

It seems that fuller-picture is now available, as the Esports Integrity Comission has announced that it's issued sanctions against 37 coaches who exploited the bug, having reviewed evidence from a number of demo recordings of games. 

Each of the coaches / teams have been given 'demerit points' that relate to a different length of ban, with the worst offenders earning 36 months away, and the least severe 5 months.

The ESIC released a full list of all the teams and coaches who were given bans, and their lengths, which you can read in full below;

  • Twista—iGame.com: 15.75 months
  • casle—maquinas: 10 months
  • Dinamito—Furious Gaming: 10 months
  • ArnoZ1K4—Evidence: 10 months
  • Rejin—Tricked: 19.8 months
  • glouDH—Freestyle: 10 months
  • prd—Neverest: 10 months
  • nook—QB Fire: 7.5 months
  • rikz—DETONA: 10 months
  • Apoka—Luminosity/INTZ/BOOM: 5.4 months
  • MechanoGun—Hard Legion: 36 months
  • Hellpopovich—9z: 10 months
  • fuRy^—DreamEaters: 7.5 months
  • Solaar—Syman/k23: 10 months
  • HUNDEN—Heroic: 8 months
  • dead—SK Gaming/MIBR: 6.5 months
  • guerri—FURIA: 4 months
  • pita—Ninjas in Pyjamas: 10 months
  • AKIMOV—Hard Legion: 7.5 months
  • F_1N—Gambit Youngsters: 8.75 months
  • ellllll—Imperial/paiN: 10 months
  • peu—W7M: 5 months
  • RobbaN—FaZe Clan: 5.5 months
  • Loord—Team Kinguin/Aristocracy: 6 months
  • ToH1o—ex-Outlaws/Windigo Gaming: 10 months
  • Andi—NAVI: 10 months
  • pepik—eSuba: 10 months
  • B1GGY—Heretics: 7.5 months
  • chrille—Epsilon/Red Reserve: 10 months
  • starix—NAVI: 10 months
  • ave—North: 6 months
  • rosey—Nordavind: 10 months
  • LMBT_R—Hellraisers/forZe: 7.5 months
  • FeTiSh—Heroic: 3.75 months
  • miNIr0x—AGO: 3.75 months
  • pNshr—SKADE: 3.75 months
  • ruggah—Dignitas: 3.75 months

Allegedly the bug had been known about, and exploited, since 2017, but the extent of any abuse is currently unclear. With the  CS:GO Rio Major scheduled for November also being cancelled, it's been a rough year for the CS:GO Esports scene to say the least.


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