To make things clear: this account does NOT belong to me, and it never did.
As most of you probably already know, there are steam page permalinks and then there are steam page aliases. For example, steamcommunity.com/profiles/765611979870..
is a permalink, which means it can only belong to a certain, pre-determined steamid.
And then there are page aliases, which are chosen by the user himself and can be changed at any time. steamcommunity.com/id/ubq
is a short alias for the aforementioned profile. However, at any time he could change it to steamcommunity.com/id/ubqdak1ngjesus,
and that would mean that steamcommunity.com/id/ubq
is free for anyone to take.
So, to sum it all up.
I used to play under my 1st steam account (0:1:61116, steamcommunity.com/id/flamief7/)
for a long time. It had a page url of flamiew0w. I entered it as my steam profile link at ESEA. Then at some point in time I decided to change my steam url. I didn’t change it at ESEA, because I obviously forgot about that. I don’t think there’s anything condemning in that. For example, Delpan’s profile @ SK-Gaming still says he plays in the same team as f0rest and GTR, even though it’s not exactly true anymore…
At this point in time, some random Russian/Polish guy decides to take my old steam url, flamiew0w. That means that my ESEA profile now links to his page, even though he has nothing to do with me… That’s all there is to it. Anyone could take this steam url.
Then at some point in time my steam account got a trade ban. I’ll admit it, I like skins, so I chose to simply migrate to a new one. As you can see, it was NOT vac-banned, it simply got a trade ban, which I tried to avoid.
Now to answer those people who say I changed my steamID the same day that guy’s account got VAC banned. This simply isn’t correct. You can’t change your ESL SteamID yourself, an admin has to do it for you, but first you have to open a ticket. Any ESL admin can confirm I applied for a steam ID change a week before his account got banned.
There is NOTHING linking me to the VAC-banned profile except for the steam url. If you do some google search, you will see it belongs to some “Ivan Sofronov”, you can even find his league ids, he’s been using that account since 2013. I have never played with that SteamID, not in any of my twitch broadcasts, not in any of the leagues. This is simply a mistake that got really blown out of proportion. This is especially weird considering those accusations came from Delpan, a player who didn’t even bother to start his anticheat in both games he played at this tournament … It’s sad to see that a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon without actually checking the facts first.