37 Coaches Banned from CS:GO eSports

It has been public information for a few weeks now that some team coaches in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) have had access to an exploit which allowed them coaches to view a random spot on the map giving them a 360-degree viewing angle of that position. This allowed them to tell their team where the enemy players are or how many have passed a certain area.

Example of CSGO exploot coaches used
Example of exploit used by CS:GO coaches in the eSports scene

Many people who watch the competitive CS:GO scene have been wondering if this has effected all of the Major tournaments around the world. Luckily for a lot of us, this exploit could only be used on online games. Meaning that major tournaments which use a LAN connection to the server were not able to be affected.

List of each coach banned, what teams the were part of at time of exploit and ban length:

Coach NameTeam NamesBan Length (Months)
AKIMOVHard Legion10
AndiNAVI10
ApokaBOOM
INTZ
5.4
ArnoZ1K4 Evidence10
aveNorth6
B1GGYHeretics7.5
caslemaquinas10
chrilleEpsilon
Red Reserve
10
deadMIBR
SK Gaming
6.5
dinamitoFurious Gaming10
ellllllImperial
paiN
10
F_1NGambit Youngsters8.75
FeTiShHeroic3.5
fuRy^DreamEaters7.5
glouDHFreestyle10
guerriFURIA4
hellpopovich9z10
HUNDENHeroic8
LoordAristocracy
Team Kinguin
6
LMBT_RforZe
HellRaisers
7.5
MechanoGun (“zoneR”)Hard Legion36
miNIr0xAGO3.75
nookQuantum Bellator Fire7.5
pepik eSuba10
peuW7M5
pitaNinjas in Pyjamas10
pNshrSKADE3.75
prdNeverest10
RejinTricked19.8
rikzDETONA10
RobbaNFaZe Clan5.5
roseyNordavind10
ruggahDignitas3.75
starixNAVI10
Solaark23
Syman
10
ToH1oex-Outlaws
Windigo Gaming
10
TwistaiGame.com15.75

The investigation was concluded by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) that 37 coaches abused this bug to exploit the game and give their team an unfair advantage. You can view their finding on their website. Some coaches are disputing it as they state that the glitch could happen at random and if they muted their microphone or left the game and reconnected after it happened they should not be punished.

WarOwl a popular YouTube creator that focused on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive content has recently made a video showcasing some of the footage of this exploit that coaches were using.

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