The "crouch jump" bug, that allows players to spot for information at some spots without the possibility of them being seen, has been ruled as legal at the PGL Krakow Major.
The "crouch jump" bug was brought into the limelight in the Major qualification cycle, when Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić used the mechanic to gain information playing the white box on Cache as a CT. Following BIG's success, the "white box trick" quickly spread throughout the scene.
Yesterday, BIG used the mechanic in a similar way on Inferno, when they took on FaZe. The German side ended up getting a win over Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and co., which started the discussion of the legality of using the "crouch jump" bug.
Today, the tournament's head admin Yehor "pANdA" Kolomiets confirmed that "crouch bug" is officially allowed at the PGL Major Krakow, and explained to HLTV.org the thinking behind the decision.
Firstly, Kolomiets stated that the mechanic is "a part of the game, and has been used for over half a year", and that fact "makes it similar to one-way smokes and silent jumps". Kolomiets then added that there is no rule that would disallow using the "crouch bug", and that "teams made inquiries about the ruling, but none of them officially complained about the crouch bug being allowed".
"Crouch bug" is officially allowed for the major... oh man.— Yehor Kolomiets (@SLTVpANdA) July 17, 2017
Shortly after the "crouch jump" bug was cleared as a legal mechanic, Finn "karrigan" Andersen tweeted that mousesports and FaZe have made an agreement not to use the crouch jump in an abusive, repetitive way.
We have agreed on a gentleman agreement between mouz and us, not to use the jump glitch in an abusive way.— FaZe karrigan (@karriganCSGO) July 17, 2017