"In January 2015, s1mple was soon removed from Hellraisers due to his inflammatory comments about Germans, and an ESL wire ban for cheating. This ban was also extended to 2016 due to ban evasion. S1mple himself says that the ban was from cheating in Counter-Strike 1.6. The global offensive community has however raised doubts about the ban being from CS 1.6. There are claims stating that there is evidence that the ESL wire ban is from Counter-Strike Global Offensive. No comments regarding this has been made from ESL."