ESIC Has Banned 37 CSGO Coaches For Using Spectator Bug

ESIC says corrupt and bad actors must go

Very recently, there was a spectator bug in CSGO, that allowed coaches to pick a spot on the map. Subsequently, that point allowed them to see the entire area from numerous angles. The bug at first was ignored, but some weeks later Esports Referee Michal Slowinski brought forward the issue and highlighted numerous coaches abusing the spectator bug.

ESIC Has Banned 37 CSGO

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Michal Slowinski who explored the bug

Michal’s work had profoundly gotten the attention of ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission), who then announced they will start an Investigation through Michal’s guidance, finding the offending parties. At first, there were three coaches banned, who’s sentence has now been amended In the new report.

The new report was published today, and after carefully reviewing more than 15.2 TB Of data, 96,500 demos, ESIC concluded that 37 parties will be banned temporarily.

Every Team Coach who abused the spectator bug has gotten a different sentence. ESIC notes that the ban duration has been carefully considered after looking at the “duration” and ‘frequency” of the abuse.

CSGO Coaches Banned For Abusing The Spectator Bug

  • Twista (iGame.com): 15.75 months
  • casle (maquinas): 10 months
  • dinamito (Furious Gamer): 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 (LG/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/MiBR): 6.5 months
  • guerri (Furia): 4 months
  • pita (NiP): 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 (Kinguin/Aristocracy): 6 months
  • ToH1o (Ex-Outlaws/Windigo): 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): 10 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

Any Individuals who feel like the ban is unfair and want to appeal the process. ESIC says he is certainly welcomed, and Individuals can email the “chairman of the independent disciplinary panel, Kevin Carpenter.”

Furthermore, ESIC also concluded that the spectator bug report isn’t completed yet. According to the report, they needed 8 months of time to cover the entire Investigation. However, given their brilliant staff and dedication, they will now be needing only one more month to complete this report. The final report will be published at the end of October.

Parties banned are now prohibited from doing the following.

  • must not actively or passively communicate with the team starting 15 minutes prior to the official match start up until the end of the match
  • must not be physically present around the team starting 15 minutes prior to the official match start up until the end of the match
  • must not be on the game server during official matches
  • must not be on the official match channel on the Discord server
  • must not be part of the official map veto process nor be in communication with the team during this process

The report has also published a special message to the CSGO Community. The message, mentions that the Integrity of esports had to be kept. Other than this, they believe this is the best decision for esports in long term.

We understand that these revelations have been tough for many people within the CS:GO community, but we believe it is in the long term best interests of the game and all of esports for integrity breaches to be dealt with head on. ESIC mentioned In their statement. We know that most coaches, players, tournament organisers, publishers and developers, fans, sponsors and broadcasters want CS:GO and esports to be clean and a fair competition between players and teams doing their very best to win. ESIC wrote. We see our job as being to ensure that that happens and that corrupt and bad actors are rehabilitated or removed.

The full Report can be read here.

Moiz Banoori


Reading and Writing Everything identified with the game's industry since 2013. A colossal admirer of Rockstar and CD Projekt Games. I can recall my gaming memories, all the way back to Tetris & Pepsiman. We have come a long way.