Valve cancels Counter-Strike: Global Offensive November Major, handling coach cheats
As the COVID19 pandemic and quarantines all over the world continue, another event has actually been cancelled.
Similar to Valve finished with Dota 2, with The International 10 cancelled this year and pushed back to much later on in 2021 they’re now doing the same with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In an article on the main CS: GO site, Valve described they’re “not going to ask players and fans to risk their health in order to go to a Major while the pandemic still presents a hazard to tourists”.
They will not be arranging any Majors up until Regional Major Ranking (RMR) LAN occasions are “safe to hold around the globe”, so they will be continuing with online RMR occasions to keep track of the teams.
In addition, it was recently revealed by ESL that CS: GO had a bug where an e-sports team coach could spectate from anywhere on the map. A quite huge flaw, an obvious cheat and multiple expert coaches made the most of it. As an outcome, several coaches were handed bans. More were found to have abused the bug, some just confessed to it and so the Esports Stability Commission opened their own query into it.
Valve themselves have stated that any teams that have been disqualified for exploiting this bug during an RMR occasion will have their RMR points reset. Nevertheless, they’re awaiting a “total image” of how widespread this concern is and how the occasion organisers and the EIC offer with the penalties before taking their own action. It’s clear they’re believing about adding new constraints to training too.