robiin unbanned by Valve

Robin "robiin" Sjögren has had his ban lifted by Valve, the Swedish player has revealed.

In an email exchange with the player, Valve's Brian Levinthal wrote that the company no longer has an issue with the 23-year-old participating in its events after reviewing the case.

robiin had approached Valve on August 29 after learning that Dallas "Dallas" Micks' ban had been lifted by Valve last year. The two players had allegedly been banned under similar circumstances after purchasing a WarZ cheat that ended up triggering a CS:GO VAC ban.

robiin able to play at Valve-sponsored events again

The Endpoint talent provided proof of purchase of the WarZ cheat as well as Steam community thread links in which several other players reported being been banned for the same reason, with Valve concluding that the historical records of his account were "consistent" with the story.

The news could prove to be a huge turning point for robiin, who has been out of Valve's event circuit since 2014 due to the ban after attending the first Counter-Strike Major, DreamHack Winter 2013, with Xapso.

"I am literally speechless right now," he told HLTV.org. "I am so happy, I cannot even describe it.

"I believe and hope that some doors will open for me now, I still think I have what it takes to become one of the best if I put in the time, and I will do so.

"I went to the first Major and my goal now is to get back to that level."

Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Canada Dallas 'Dallas' Micks
Dallas 'Dallas' Micks
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
k but will he ever be at a major? no prob not even a minor, maybe a closed qualifier at best.
2018-09-07 00:14
maybe, just respect him ok?
2018-09-07 00:15
#47
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United States Koosh34 
Sorry he's not Brazilian.
2018-09-07 00:17
#66
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
OpTic's new Female Team is though, rofl
2018-09-07 00:19
amazing this guy has been banned and saying that he was innocent for so long. it's like serving 30 years of a life sentence then being found innocent.
2018-09-07 00:27
#162
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Austria shaakeh 
no way this is actually UNEXPECTED
2018-09-07 01:14
#189
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
Wtf
2018-09-07 05:42
>I went to the first major and my goal is to get back to that level >0.40 major rating
2018-09-07 06:33
.40 more than both of us
2018-09-07 07:52
Except he's not really innocent as he was simply cheating in a different online competitive game
2018-09-07 01:32
so? s1mple cheated in csgo happy cheated in css n0thing cheated in 1.6 and so many more
2018-09-07 02:06
who cares tho
2018-09-07 02:57
who cares about someone cheating in a completely different fucking video game
2018-09-16 08:14
And u know this how
2018-09-07 05:36
happy have vac ban on Main Account
2018-09-07 06:38
#200
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Other WorldIsAFuck 
N0thing has cheated for a frag video called n0thing but headshots, shroud said it on stream and then n0thing confirmed it
2018-09-07 07:32
#201
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Canada theSWBFman 
It's common knowledge. They've admitted to it
2018-09-07 07:42
Give me a clip then of nothing/shroud admitting he cheated?
2018-09-07 13:44
youtube.com/watch?v=3O7jSS--5T4 n0thing admitted to it s1mple was banned by ESL wire happy had a vac ban in css
2018-09-16 08:15
respect cheater ok
2018-09-07 00:18
+1
2018-09-07 00:52
nice name btw
2018-09-07 00:36
+1 u too
2018-09-07 00:37
why respect cheater? and buying cheats? lol doesnt matter in what game you cheat, once a cheater always a cheater
2018-09-07 05:35
Exactly this. And it wasn't like he was 10 years old or something when he did this. There is no reason why he wouldn't cheat in CS if he even cheats in some random shitty game. The world is full of douches like him who are willing to do anything to be at the top(cheat talk bullshit, mistreat others etc.), If you cheat you better not get caught.
2018-09-07 09:51
weq4423e
2018-09-07 11:46
#13
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United Kingdom Noisuf 
Valve sponsored events, majors are valve sponsored events.
2018-09-07 00:15
Who ? We only claim swag
2018-09-07 00:16
#52
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United Kingdom Johal 
Hes saying he wont maje it, not that he cant play at them
2018-09-07 00:18
#64
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Hungary Shaperz 
Yea we know.. And?
2018-09-07 00:18
#14
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Albania VeryBadGuy 
undeserved"
2018-09-07 00:15
#31
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
FREE SWAG VOLVO NOT A T56 PLAYER!
2018-09-07 00:16
#59
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United Kingdom Johal 
Bit genourous
2018-09-07 00:18
Swag has been playing like shit, he really let the ban get to him. Same with Dazed. Steel the only one putting in work. unban this masterpiece.
2018-09-07 00:44
#163
Liazz | 
United Kingdom joors 
+1 on this, brax has put in more work than dazed but considering he was tipped to be NA’s best he’s not putting in the effort - steel on the other hand is putting in huge shifts and playing at a high level vs top teams, unban him
2018-09-07 01:19
say what? I didnt even know that he has been banned... lmao
2018-09-07 00:31
#127
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Group stage at DreamHack Winter 2013
2018-09-07 00:35
he played at first major if i am not mistaken
2018-09-07 04:43
Such a nice person openminded and positive
2018-09-08 19:16
ez
2018-09-07 00:14
yeeeeeet
2018-09-07 00:14
#5
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Italy Federico1001 
Congrats
2018-09-07 00:14
#6
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
gl
2018-09-07 00:14
k gl
2018-09-07 00:18
#57
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Sweden KarlXII 
WTF DUDE?
2018-09-07 00:18
better now? iphone x sucks ofc
2018-09-07 00:19
#70
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Sweden KarlXII 
I almost report for that.
2018-09-07 00:19
well SS LAZIO fan you are my man
2018-09-07 00:19
#71
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Sweden KarlXII 
<3
2018-09-07 00:19
#8
smooya | 
United Kingdom c1ties 
GG Robiin
2018-09-07 00:15
LuL
2018-09-07 00:15
Who
2018-09-07 00:15
#12
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Brazil MarieLaMary 
ok, so free steel now
2018-09-07 00:15
good
2018-09-07 00:15
You can't cheat on VAC Secured servers and Volov knews this details
2018-09-07 00:15
true why even ban him in the first place
2018-09-07 15:32
#18
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Canada kyzradaM 
Free ibuypower
2018-09-07 00:15
Hell yeah!
2018-09-07 00:15
#20
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Macau Bent0 
KQLY NEXT
2018-09-07 00:15
#21
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Other 1Faren 
So this is a athing now?
2018-09-07 00:15
#22
adreN | 
United States Devide 
Nice
2018-09-07 00:16
Wat
2018-09-07 00:16
my fav swedish twink is free
2018-09-07 00:16
LUUL I USED TO CHEAT IN WarZ too ROFL
2018-09-07 00:16
#26
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
Okay unban steel now
2018-09-07 00:16
iBP when?
2018-09-07 00:16
Oi
2018-09-07 00:16
#29
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Sweden mixmixmartin 
#FREE SWAG NOW
2018-09-07 00:16
Swag sucks
2018-09-07 00:16
#100
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Canada Squidward2K 
+1 steel seems to be the only ex-iBP player actually performing well
2018-09-07 00:26
#118
rain | 
Romania exelasd 
+1 free steel imagine him igl a team like Liquid
2018-09-07 00:30
tier 999999
2018-09-07 00:38
nt steel could easily play in a high tier na team
2018-09-07 07:08
Exactly. Free steel
2018-09-07 07:08
OMEGALUUUUUUL
2018-09-07 00:16
#32
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United Kingdom Johal 
Ibp now?
2018-09-07 00:16
SWAG NEX PLSSSS
2018-09-07 00:16
good
2018-09-07 00:16
#35
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Europe b7ack0ut 
OmegaLuL
2018-09-07 00:16
#38
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Spain JasonRacism 
Congrats
2018-09-07 00:16
Now it’s only a matter of time before we get a free brax
2018-09-07 00:16
fuck him still
2018-09-07 00:16
#42
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France StickyRice 
"It took way too long" You should still be banned, cheater idiot :)
2018-09-07 00:17
+1
2018-09-07 05:37
cool. but serious why did dallas even bother getting unbanned? no disrespect but lol...
2018-09-07 00:17
#45
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United States FlagMaster 
unban steel, all the other IBP players are bots. At least Steel has been trying his ass off to redeem himself.
2018-09-07 00:17
Why would they? They did not hack, they did something worse.
2018-09-07 00:17
Cheater spotted
2018-09-07 10:32
#55
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Sweden KarlXII 
Steel stole money from his own fans LUL
2018-09-07 00:18
got like $200 bucks big deal
2018-09-07 00:21
#86
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Sweden KarlXII 
rofl, no. He got more my dude. They bet on several accounts via CSGOLounge, they made thousands of dollars.
2018-09-07 00:22
lol thousands? each player got like 5 awp asiimovs except for skadoodle. this was at a time you couldn't even bet knives on a match.
2018-09-07 00:23
#95
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Sweden KarlXII 
Nah bruv. And obv i know about SKA, otherwise he would be banned.
2018-09-07 00:24
#154
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Estonia swag420weed 
Ska still cunt. Knew about matchfixing, but didnt report it...
2018-09-07 00:50
#46
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Romania seVeNz 
FREE IBP
2018-09-07 00:17
EZ 4 HARDSTYLE
2018-09-07 00:17
okay unban iBP and we cool valve
2018-09-07 00:17
I don't trust cheaters. If he cheats in one multiplayer game, he could very well cheat in CS as well. In fact he would have more incentive to do so. He should stay banned for good measure imo
2018-09-07 00:17
#73
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Greece anwteros 
Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater
2018-09-07 00:20
+1
2018-09-07 00:20
+69
2018-09-07 05:38
He proved that he didn't cheat, thats why hes unbanned.
2018-09-07 00:27
did you not read the article? he proved that he DID in fact cheat. so he's a cheater. he even paid for the cheats which is even more pathetic
2018-09-07 00:28
#145
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Korea Hunyango 
+1
2018-09-07 00:40
That doesnt make any sense :D so if i cheated on fuckin mobile game so can i show my little brother that im better as good prank. It means I would cheat on cs?:DD there is very very small correlation between cheating on other games and sametime cheating on cs. I know it, ive been pretty deep on cheating community and people almost always only cheat on 1 game.
2018-09-07 11:40
if you cheat on one multiplayer game, especially on Steam which is Valves platform, then you show that you have no issues ruining other peoples experience and ruin the competitive integrity of the game. No symphaty for cheaters. Bans should extend over to other games and he should never be allowed to play competitive CS again. He didn't "cheat on a mobile game to show his brother for fun" either, he actually bought a cheat for a game that he had on his main Steam account. A cheater, and a dumb cheater to boot.
2018-09-07 11:58
Oh I missreaded ur comment but anyways if u cheated in "nobody cares" game to have to some fun it doesnt clearly mean that hes going to cheat in cs.. with that logic youre willing to ban 30% pros
2018-09-07 19:43
if you take steroids and play hockey then I think you should not be allowed to play soccer professionally after that. same thing with cheating. you've shown that you can't be trusted
2018-09-07 20:10
#53
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Poland @Fridzu 
Whooooo?????
2018-09-07 00:18
#54
malik | 
United States fafiko3 
why would he inject warz cheats to csgo XDDDD
2018-09-07 00:18
free ibp
2018-09-07 00:18
gl to him
2018-09-07 00:18
#61
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Sweden okaynoyes 
Still cheater
2018-09-07 00:18
so true. cheater = cheater. other game? he decided to cheat vs other players. therefore he's a piece of **** and should be treated like one.
2018-09-07 00:24
#62
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Sweden godname 
Nice so dev, UNBANN EX IBP Azk steel swag dazed
2018-09-07 00:18
-freddiebot +robiin
2018-09-07 00:18
#65
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
wow , he probably playing for 5 or more teams :D
2018-09-07 00:18
More chances to reach major you know.
2018-09-07 00:39
So he cheated, and proved that he cheated and got unbanned? Just trying to understand the article
2018-09-07 00:19
Did you even read? He cheated in another game but somehow it shared on csgo to
2018-09-07 00:20
How does that even work? And why would it take so long? Is it even possible to cheat in another game and get banned on csgo? Would love a full article
2018-09-07 00:35
Well if it happend for him, its obviously possible.
2018-09-07 00:40
#156
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Estonia swag420weed 
VAC got triggered because his warz cheats were running on background. So he got banned.
2018-09-07 00:52
I get it now! Damn, 4 - FOUR YEARS
2018-09-07 01:24
#72
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Chile TheInF3rNuS 
What about IBP?
2018-09-07 00:19
#75
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Luxembourg fowkingell 
Who?
2018-09-07 00:20
#77
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United States Novoselic 
cool, can we get ibp unbanned
2018-09-07 00:20
Good for him but I would rather see that he stay banned.
2018-09-07 00:25
Yes lets keep player banned who didn't cheat in game, great logic bro
2018-09-07 00:24
Well in this case as he got a VAC ban I would see it as a judge of character. A bit like if an athlete dope in one sport I wouldn't trust him if he played another.
2018-09-07 00:26
#124
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United Kingdom Amaaze 
good job you aren't a valve employee then :D
2018-09-07 00:32
Are you by any chance the modern version of Jerry Seinfeldt?
2018-09-07 00:36
#135
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United Kingdom Amaaze 
Are you by any chance a monkey :D
2018-09-07 00:36
probably cheater like robiin
2018-09-07 05:40
#79
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World Nydhogg 
#FREESTEEL #FREESWAG
2018-09-07 00:21
#80
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Portugal mrsc 
irrelevant player though
2018-09-07 00:21
why people still talk bout iBP? They almost all came back into the game and couldnt fit in anymore, DaZeD even quit bcoz he was so bad now
2018-09-07 00:21
#117
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United States Rambeard 
steel says hi
2018-09-07 00:29
#82
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Germany Tunio 
rather unban mix fixers then cheaters
2018-09-07 00:21
Cheaters getting unbanned... not nice
2018-09-07 00:21
welcome to NiP
2018-09-07 00:23
one of the worst swedish players
2018-09-07 06:35
#87
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Australia Australis 
FREE STEEL AND SWAG WHEN?
2018-09-07 00:22
Why u free scammers? innocent person was freed here, IBP are evil people who will be forever banned
2018-09-07 00:23
who cares about this noob ? lmao someday ill get a news on hltv
2018-09-07 00:22
#89
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Panama XantabseN 
Unban steel and swag instead of nonamers ffs
2018-09-07 00:22
#107
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
+42
2018-09-07 00:27
FREE KQLY HE ONLY CHEATED ONCE
2018-09-07 00:22
hope he stays with endpoint they're doing good recently xD
2018-09-07 00:23
this is stupid
2018-09-07 00:23
Meanwhile iBP still can't get an unban
2018-09-07 00:24
#99
World Jeza 
Exactly the kind of little Swedish nerd who buys cheats, 100% he cheated in some version of CS as well. All the hallmarks. Played in 10k different shitty mix teams over career, been in teams with too many VAC'd and dodgy nobodies to count. Good luck I guess. Probably served his time or whatever and is probably a big boy now who doesn't cheat any longer. Not like it's unusual for cheaters to go on to be pretty decent while clean.
2018-09-07 00:25
okay Fnatic robin FaZe robin
2018-09-07 00:26
What about patitek?
2018-09-07 00:26
Free IBP
2018-09-07 00:26
#105
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
Bought a cheat for WarZ OMEGALUL issue a lifetime ban just for playing WarZ
2018-09-07 00:27
#110
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United States Rambeard 
They can't unban him and then leave swag and steel banned. I think it's time. They never cheated on servers, they just threw a match for skins. Big deal, they've done their time.
2018-09-07 00:27
#122
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United Kingdom Amaaze 
But robiin didn't cheat in csgo, that's why he has been unbanned you moron
2018-09-07 00:31
#160
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Canada Surzz 
+1 reading so many dumb comments about unbanning ibp
2018-09-07 01:10
The fact that he cheated should ban him from all online steam games to begin with you fucking moron. What kind of precedent does it set anyway, you can fucking cheat in all the games, then buy another one and it's all good. Repercussion for a cheater in any online game is to be banned forever in all online games, then maybe cunts like him would think twice before cheating and ruining games for others.
2018-09-07 10:46
#230
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United Kingdom Amaaze 
xD mad cus bad asf
2018-09-07 14:39
#112
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
freedom to IBP
2018-09-07 00:27
#114
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
not expected news
2018-09-07 00:28
#115
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Russia razorVJ 
He's noob anyway.
2018-09-07 00:28
#116
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Latvia Faaakk 
iBP and epsilon players next
2018-09-07 00:28
#119
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Netherlands @Deji 
Lucky
2018-09-07 00:30
poor guy
2018-09-07 00:30
wow
2018-09-07 00:31
never knew that Hitman / Dallas was "unbanned" by valve. Wonder what the story with his ESEA ban was
2018-09-07 00:34
unban dream3r ya cunts
2018-09-07 00:34
is he banned wtf
2018-09-07 00:39
#171
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Israel Kryst1 
2018-09-07 02:04
#207
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
+1111
2018-09-07 08:39
#129
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl robiin
2018-09-07 00:35
#130
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
This is confusing to me. Does this mean WarZ never had VAC implemented? Because I understand him getting unbanned from CSGO for cheating in WarZ, just like you can play CSGO if you were banned in 1.6, but why would his entire VAC ban be removed from his profile if he cheated in a Steam game? Unless, like I said, WarZ never had VAC implemented. I can't find much info about this, because WarZ was removed from Steam in 2012. So.. It's weird he would cheat in that game in 2014, if it got removed in 2012. I dunno lol, weird story.
2018-09-07 00:35
#133
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
FIRST UNBAN ????? HOLY GOD
2018-09-07 00:36
if you unban him you gotta unban iBP
2018-09-07 00:36
#137
KRIMZ | 
Slovakia EvErisT 
omg cheater unbanned WTF? ban him pernamently what is wrong with volvo?
2018-09-07 00:37
sad for him, sit in prison so long
2018-09-07 00:38
LUL NOW IBP
2018-09-07 00:38
POGGERS
2018-09-07 00:40
#146
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Poland (b) 
#FreeSwag
2018-09-07 00:42
actually pretty big news for robiin since hes been playing for such a long time and teams wouldnt pick him up because of it so he had to play in mixes.
2018-09-07 00:44
#152
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Macau fAKEs2j 
who? LOL
2018-09-07 00:49
#153
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
vac = valve allows cheating :D this game is so big meme just bury it
2018-09-07 00:49
#178
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Finland User344 
fucking deaded game shit monopoly company
2018-09-07 03:35
+1
2018-09-07 04:32
The two players had allegedly been banned under similar circumstances after purchasing a WarZ cheat that ended up triggering a CS:GO VAC ban.
2018-09-07 00:54
#158
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Why are people here commenting and ranting about ex-iBP players? "VaLvE ShOuLd HaVe BaNnEd HiM." Yeah, right. He did have a try and Valve granted his request. Any problem with VAC when the suspected is not cheating is Valve's problem.
2018-09-07 00:55
#159
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Vietnam Oida 
Now they can ban the guilty Robin Rönquist
2018-09-07 01:09
#161
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Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
Undeserved, toxic cunt
2018-09-07 01:13
#227
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Finland ta9239487234 
+1, this shithead doesn't deserve an unban
2018-09-07 13:05
#165
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Germany PeKay 
And dreamer is still banned yikes
2018-09-07 01:29
#169
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Israel Kryst1 
One of Valve employees said that dreamer is lying XD
2018-09-07 01:49
#208
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
valve racist
2018-09-07 08:40
once a cheater always a cheater...probably just didnt buy a shitty public one for cs like for warZ
2018-09-07 01:47
#168
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Israel geturlolon 
loooool good for him but loooooooool
2018-09-07 01:48
#173
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China yry666233 
WHEN R U GONNA UNBAN BRAX VALVE
2018-09-07 02:29
WarZ...lol
2018-09-07 02:57
#176
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Norway Breivik 
new team every time man
2018-09-07 02:59
#177
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Finland User344 
yeah let’s just unban people they’ll never cheat again it’s ok slap on the wrist np great way to go through life ez gg wp ok ty
2018-09-07 03:33
fuck csgo fuck valve
2018-09-07 04:33
#181
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Sweden Yung_Lean 
nice!!
2018-09-07 04:41
#193
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Brazil Corot1nho 
What about SWAG? And the guys from IBP?? LUL,but nevermind Swag ended up rusty from playing just rankS,MM and FPL,never being able to compete in big tournaments for years he will probably never be the same.Never improved as a player. Wasted player. While that noob cheater gets another chance,okay. Congrats Valve.
2018-09-07 06:41
S1mple cheated !! really, why no ban for him.
2018-09-07 07:11
so, a nonamer get unbanned and ibp is still banned knowing that they just throw a match
2018-09-07 07:12
#199
n0thing | 
Netherlands om1t 
now swag & steel
2018-09-07 07:19
"Valve never unbans vacbans" haha i smirked👌
2018-09-07 08:27
he is fucking cheater
2018-09-07 08:32
Still super toxic
2018-09-07 08:41
#212
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Denmark LANGEw0w 
Kinda of crazy that if you have a VAC ban you are life banned from Valve events.
2018-09-07 09:58
Kind of amazing rather, don't you think.
2018-09-07 10:58
#231
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Denmark LANGEw0w 
No, they are so many young talents, that tried cheating once or twice and got VAC banned at age 13-14 or 15 and they are permantly banned. Give people a second chance. They didn't cheat for money. They made a mistake, but permantly banned is an overkill imo
2018-09-07 14:47
You speak as if people are only taught that cheating at is wrong when they are 18-19, or that is only bad if you make money from it, cheating is wrong at any age and at game for any reason, have you ever heard someone say someone is cheating as an endearing thing? I think not.
2018-09-10 07:37
#216
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Algeria abdodz45 
And that's why cheaters are going wild *clap clap*
2018-09-07 10:47
News flash, if he cheats at one game, he probably cheats on the rest. This is so stupid, un-ban him because it wasn't our game he cheated on.
2018-09-07 10:58
Unban nonamer who nobody wants to see Not unban Swag when LOT of people wants him to be unbaned
2018-09-07 10:59
#220
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Ukraine Dlinkeed 
Now unban me please
2018-09-07 10:59
Unban steel volvoooo
2018-09-07 11:00
#225
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
why is this cheating cunt unbanned?
2018-09-07 12:38
#226
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Russia gakyda 
unban brax please
2018-09-07 12:56
nobody pick robiin
2018-09-07 13:06
valve logic >unban cheater >ban ibuypower
2018-09-07 19:59
who cares. the only good player from ibp is steel
2018-09-25 21:31
and swag
2018-09-27 10:48
not good enough to play with steel xD
2018-09-27 11:39
#236
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Denmark GUNzales 
Just stop cheating lowlifes...
2018-09-08 12:25
warz cheat lmfao
2018-09-08 19:18
#241
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Finland merkkis 
Didnt expect to see this.
2018-09-10 07:43
now get VAC banned during major for full meme potential
2018-09-25 21:30
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