According to the Esports Stability Commission (ESIC), numerous sanctions will be troubled future Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments due to on-going unfaithful and corruption. The company is also examining other potential exploits and glitches going all the method back to 2016. The inquiry will examine roughly 25,000 demos of CS: GO matches played between 2016-2020, and manual evaluations of key demos will be carried out. A breakdown of the sanctions will be released by ESIC on a monthly basis. CS: GO is available today for PC and Mac.

Considering the Esports Stability Commission will need to evaluate around 25,000 demonstrations of CS: GO, this examination is no joke. Unfaithful, exploitation, and corruption have actually all been concerns with CS: GO considering that it released way back in 2012. 3 CS: GO coaches from Hard Legion, Heroic, and MIRB were recently suspended by ESL for approximately 2 years, possibly sparking this ESIC investigation. The suspended coaches were making use of a glitch that enabled them to spectate video games from anywhere on the map, and relay details back to gamers covertly.

Competitive gamers have been caught cheating in a number of video games from Fortnite and CoD: Warzone, to Overwatch and DOTA 2, so it would be deceiving to suggest that it’s only a concern with CS: GO. ESIC has apparently “examined a big amount of proof,” and based on the proof, they’ve chosen to conduct this investigation. Obviously ESIC will take around eight months to complete their examination, while cautioning that “additional issues that might occur throughout the investigative process,” that might slow things down.

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