ESIC is supporting its zero-tolerance approach to stream sniping.

ESIC provided a $10,000 fine to Team Vigor today for a stream-sniping breach following the group’s match versus Group Liquid during BLAST Pro Series.

During a Jan. 21 CS: GO match between Liquid and Vitality, a TV in the Vigor lounge area played a broadcast of the video game. Although there was “no harmful objective,” the occurrence violates ESIC’s zero-tolerance method to stream-sniping.

“ESIC examined the VOD, gamer cams and other video evidence from both the Intricacy and Team Liquid matches and analysed in-team comms finding no proof that the incident provided rise to or represented any effort by the gamers and coach to get any benefit or cheat during the matches,” ESIC wrote in a declaration.

Vitality’s management accepted duty for the breach and the fine.

The fine is in line with ESIC’s zero-tolerance method to stream sniping, according to the release.

The objective of Vitality management most likely wasn’t to give their group an unjust benefit, it was likely to just watch the game in their lounge. Nevertheless, due to the lounge’s distance to their gamer’s room, the possibility of stream sniping exists.