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CS:GO competition winners banned for cheating

CS:GO competition winners banned for cheating

Two Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pros have been banned from esports organisation FaceIt's events after it was discovered they had cheated in a competition.

The players – Woldes and Jezayyy – won the Red Bull Flick Finland National Final but their prizes were taken away after fans noticed strange crosshair movement. In a video on YouTube, it's clear that the duo was using some kind of hacks in a match against Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen and Aleksi "allu" Jalli.

These bad actors went undetected by the game's anti-cheat measures.

"Today the two players have been banned following a technical update pushed this morning by our infrastructure team," FaceIt wrote in a statement.

"Unfortunately, due to a technical issue introduced by last week's release, information on a few types of cheat detections was not temporarily available within our infrastructure by our Anti-Cheat operation team.

"This lack of visibility and the fact that those types of detections were not yet managed with any immediate and automated “kick & ban” strategy, created a delay for the two players to be banned (alongside 80 other players involved in other competitions across the FACEIT platform) ."


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Vladimir Nostromov None
What are you talking about, "their prizes were taken away". So called "pro" players cheating... They need to be fined like $100,000. Just started playing CS:GO and the servers are jam-packed FULL of cheaters everywhere. Obvious and less obvious, WH only. These competitive players need to be made into an example, how else would you stop it.