K23 suspend Solaar amid coaching bug abuse allegations

The Kazakhstani coach was suspended indefinitely after being accused of exploiting the coaching bug for an entire match in Malta Vibes Cup 8.

The K23 organization stated that it has begun looking into the situation and vouched to help any tournament organizer with information that could aid with the investigation.

Aset "⁠Solaar⁠" Sembiyev's case was brought to the public's attention by freelance referee Michal Slowinski, who posted a video on Twitter from K23's match against FATE in Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 8, in which the 33-year-old apparently exploits the bug that made it possible to view any location on the map in real time.

Solaar faces allegations of abusing the coaching bug

This case follows several others brought to light by Slowinski and Steve Dudenhoeffer over the course of the last week. On Monday, Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia, Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen, and Aleksandr "⁠zoneR⁠" Bogatiryev received bans in ESL's and DreamHack's competitions for six to 24 months after using the exploit in ESL One: Road to Rio or DreamHack Masters Spring.

The Brazilian and Danish coaches have been suspended from MIBR and Heroic, respectively, while zoneR has been removed from Hard Legion altogether. Meanwhile, the Russian side also faces allegations regarding their assistant coach, Erik "⁠AKIMOV⁠" Akimov, who was accused of abusing the bug as well in Eden Arena: Malta Vibes Cup 3.

The organizers of the tournament in question, Eden Esports, have yet to comment on the situation.

Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
Kazakhstan Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.23
DPR:
0.54
Russia Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
62
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
Russia Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
so sad
2020-09-02 17:12
4 replies
Allegations?
2020-09-02 17:15
2 replies
bug abuse and still lose to tier 3 team?
2020-09-02 17:22
#48
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Sweden quacke
No official TO has issued bans yet, but michau has reported on the evidence. I guess Solaar admitted to the org that he used it, and they suspended him from the team before the inevitable ESIC-suspension hits.
2020-09-02 17:27
That michau9 guy is a fucking bitch, solve issues like a man instead of snitching on people, pussio.
2020-09-03 18:14
expected
2020-09-02 17:12
#4
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Europe k1otaN
Ahhahaah
2020-09-02 17:12
so many cheaters...sad
2020-09-02 17:12
what is it with tarnishing legendary tags?
2020-09-02 17:13
4 replies
Legendary?
2020-09-02 18:48
3 replies
Wouldnt call them legendary but they had their runs in 1.6 top finishes at world cyber games and WEG i remember watching them back in the day and they were a decent tier 2 team that could sometimes beat top teams tho i watched them during their decline
2020-09-02 19:18
wait for it
2020-09-02 19:39
in cs 1.6 they were one of the top teams tho
2020-09-02 21:38
expected
2020-09-02 17:13
#8
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Syria bruuuuuh
Ah sh*t here we go again
2020-09-02 17:13
ok
2020-09-02 17:13
Good. Should also suspend the player that Solaar gave info to.
2020-09-02 17:13
Expected
2020-09-02 17:13
BAN NAHUY YEBKA
2020-09-02 17:14
1 reply
omegaLUL
2020-09-02 18:44
ye ofc only coach, player where not aware of it
2020-09-02 17:14
expected
2020-09-02 17:14
Almost all teams use a bug.
2020-09-02 17:14
5 replies
im surprised big didnt use it
2020-09-02 17:23
3 replies
#55
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Germany R1AN
BIG BESTEST TEAM THEY DONT NEED TO USE SHITTY BUG
2020-09-02 17:35
2 replies
Nt BUG fan
2020-09-02 17:50
1 reply
#68
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Germany R1AN
BEST CLAN*
2020-09-02 18:09
#89
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Poland Po_Prostu
almost? u mean 4 for now?
2020-09-02 20:35
lul
2020-09-02 17:14
This bullshit will kill CSGO
2020-09-02 17:14
3 replies
Yeah i agree
2020-09-02 17:15
not at risky of dying yet, but for sure valve needs to step in
2020-09-02 17:39
#91
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Poland Po_Prostu
it has been fixed in last update...
2020-09-02 20:37
#20
bottle | 
Germany Azes
WHO
2020-09-02 17:15
#21
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United Kingdom elliah
why are there so many mistakes in tagging teams in official posts lately
2020-09-02 17:15
n1 cares trash team anyway
2020-09-02 17:15
k, so obv in the video
2020-09-02 17:15
rebranded to K23 for THIS
2020-09-02 17:16
ALLEGATIONS????? NANI????? ITS ON CAMERA IDIOTS????
2020-09-02 17:16
yeye and players here didnt know anything as well? hahahahahahahhaa no wonder they just play in nutella cups
2020-09-02 17:16
#29
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United States ekwi
XD I guess they won't be hltv top 30 soon.. without bug
2020-09-02 17:17
expected
2020-09-02 17:17
#31
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Russia Syonamaru
This is the result of what they kicked kreaz aka krimz brother
2020-09-02 17:17
1 reply
kreaz was bad lol
2020-09-02 17:24
who will be next coach?
2020-09-02 17:18
#33
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Get players involved too, no way whole match gets played this way and the team itself don't know about it.
2020-09-02 17:19
#34
rain | 
United States majdob
who tf is K23???????????????????????
2020-09-02 17:19
3 replies
#80
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Ukraine inhix
syman gaming have rebranded a few weeks ago to K23
2020-09-02 19:02
newfag detected
2020-09-02 19:05
0/8 men
2020-09-02 19:57
who
2020-09-02 17:22
This will destroy Cs Go as we know it
2020-09-02 17:22
#46
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Ukraine volod1m1r
another one bites the dust
2020-09-02 17:26
onaigudness this really goes to show the integrity of loord. legendary cs personality, can i get a woohoo for loord
2020-09-02 17:26
valorant time
2020-09-02 17:28
#50
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Poland SebL
This situation becomes really tragic. How even Valve let a mistake like that happen?
2020-09-02 17:28
naahhh just ban the whole team. K23/Syman known as matchfixers
2020-09-02 17:28
#52
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Chile esanchez47
Dropping like flies.
2020-09-02 17:33
Maybe you will fix damn game instead of banning coaches🤦🏼‍♀️valve stupid fuckers soon every one will move to Valorant if you treat people like that
2020-09-02 17:33
3 replies
valve didn't make a comment/action regarding this yet
2020-09-02 17:40
1 reply
Not surprised, valve is mess
2020-09-02 18:00
#75
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CIS kryto203
Valve didnt ban anyone though It was esl
2020-09-02 18:27
Remember that K23 player Mou wanted to have their match against Hard Legion overturned as a win against them bc they used it Thats ironic lol twitter.com/moucsgo/status/1300538199744..
2020-09-02 17:45
2 replies
Of all the people on syman mou is the only one I would say wasn't in on it. I’m not saying they kept it as a secret from him or something, that’s a big claim to make, but I simply refuse to believe this guy actually took part in cheating. Maybe the coach never told the players what he was doing
2020-09-02 17:59
1 reply
Yes could be, still quite ironic, but i agree. Don't think he'd have posted sth like this if he knew their coach was doing the same bc it would at the end come back and haunt him
2020-09-02 18:11
Another one bites de_dust
2020-09-02 17:50
Expected from such a shady org like k23(Syman)
2020-09-02 17:54
Having mou as flagship tells everything about their relevance tho.
2020-09-02 18:02
Ramz1k all over again, shady ass org
2020-09-02 18:02
lmao
2020-09-02 18:04
#67
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Taiwan king224747
expected as 322
2020-09-02 18:07
And still didn’t ban players for matchfixing
2020-09-02 18:16
Prob all those coaches used the bug lmao
2020-09-02 18:18
Refunds for mald bettors on these games?
2020-09-02 18:20
#74
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Russia LePi180452
stop banning coaches -.- whole csgo scene cheater or ex-cheater. like: s1mple - excheater, and abusing smoke bug in fpl game(alt+tab=no smoke) jammpi- ex(?)cheater flusha- cheating in major skadoodle- cheating is major legija-excheater znajder- excheater dosia,mou,adren - account sharing robiin-cheater snax,byali-cheater etc etc etc......... COUNTER STRIKE HAVE LOTS OF CHEATER stop abusing coaches.
2020-09-02 18:23
2 replies
#82
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Luxembourg winner666
proof of: snax, byali, flusha or gtfo
2020-09-02 19:11
Who did gambit share account with
2020-09-02 23:31
#76
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Somalia maL0VAS
cis dogs blatantly abusing bugs, what a surprise. ussr mentality to win no matter what still stays. especially with those kz dogs aka russian buttlickers and matchfixers
2020-09-02 18:37
1 reply
#77
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
2020-09-02 18:42
You could say... ...K23 lost a vital aset 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎 YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
2020-09-02 19:34
So many coaches used that bug...fking fix thatvsh1t instead of banning only "under the light" coaches.it was part of game glitch not that they used some outside software.Broken game and banning people from events facepalm .
2020-09-02 19:34
#88
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Ukraine Hierophant
ahahahah back my money peace of shit
2020-09-02 20:05
XD This piece of shit team fixes matches 24/7 but suspemd their coach because he abused a bug XD
2020-09-02 21:23
2 replies
So your point is? They did a right move at least right now with this suspension.
2020-09-02 23:20
1 reply
Its just ironic that that is the only right thing thry done XD.
2020-09-02 23:29
#94
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Europe H1P_STER
Imagine banning for bugs but still not banning for matchfix or playing in rigged leagues
2020-09-02 22:12
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