xelos: "ESL ban is embarrassing"
WRTT member Jerry "xelos" Råberg has issued a statement to react to the ban handed by the Electronic Sports League.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Swedish player was banned from all ESL competitions for a period of two years after the league's anti-cheat team concluded that he had cheated for Epsilon during the grand final of the first EMS One cup, against n!faculty.
No action was taken against the other four Epsilon players, but the Swedish team were automatically disqualified from the current EMS One season and the $800 they had won from the first two cups went to other teams.
Råberg, who recently created a new team after being released by Epsilon, has now claimed that he did not cheat against the German side and lashed out at the ESL for banning him without proof.
"I am not just going to sit here and defend myself when I know I am not cheating, because it will not do anything," he told fragbite.se.
"I personally think that it is a bit embarrassing that the ESL, who has spent over €500,000 on its anti-cheating tool, thinks that I cheated when that software found nothing.
"Instead, they had an anti-cheating team go through my demos against n!faculty and they say one month after the match that I cheated, but without showing any proof.
"I have nothing else to say, I will not comment on this anymore. I will continue to play for WRTT and we will go to Copenhagen Games and NLAN. See you there!"