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.
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."
FINALLY UNBANNED, dont really know what to say, so many mixed emotions right now and this is super hard to take in... It took way too long but I am still soooo happy, hopefully I can finally make it somewhere, thanks to everyone that actually believed in me!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/mnxMw9bPLo— Robin Sjögren (@robiinCS) September 6, 2018