ESIC Will Release More Findings From The Investigation In Next Few Weeks
CS:GO scene has been going through hard times in the second half of 2020 due to coaching bug exploit investigation by ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission). The chain of events started with a very quick initial investigation and a ban wave issued by ESIC against 37 coaches who are found to be abusing the aforementioned bug. After this impactful decision, ESIC both faced many backlashes and received a huge support at the same time.
Treading carefully for the sake of the unharmed integrity of CS:GO scene in mind, ESIC also started to evaluate the objections from some of the coaches who claim that they did not commit on such exploits. As the initial decision came down with immense speed before banned coaches could have a say, ESIC also began to listen to these coaches for their appeals. Some of the coaches, like Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov managed to prove their innocence with evidence and got their ban removed.
Due to some “unforeseen complexities” as ESIC informed HLTV.org, the announcement of the second part of findings which was previously scheduled to be announced around the end of October 2020 are postponed to next few weeks now.
In the meantime, not everyone is strictly behaving accordingly with those bans issued by ESIC. Sergey “starix” Ischuk was found to be still coaching Hard Legion in the first open qualifier for Flashpoint 2. After being detected, FACEIT’s admins removed him from the team to resolve the situation. Flashpoint commissioner Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles explained that this was caused by a lack of automated system to detect banned coaches.
All players are demanding to see a full-scale, healthy integrity in CS:GO scene as many sorts of cheating continue to be a serious problem in entire esports industry. With increasing number of people relying on this huge field for their careers, this matter is much more serious than it has ever been.