F_1N admits to one-time coaching bug use, gets suspended by Gambit*
The Gambit Youngsters coach took to Twitter on Friday to declare his use of the coaching bug in one match in February.
Update: Gambit has suspended F_1N until a verdict is issued by ESIC, the organization has announced.
Ivan "F_1N" Kochugov admitted to encountering the exploit and using it during the first map, Dust2, of Gambit Youngsters' upper bracket quarter-final series against AGO in OGA Counter Pit Season 7 on February 17 this year.
The 36-year-old coach maintains that he "realized the gravity of this situation" after winning the opening map, stressing that he didn't use it for the rest of the series, which Gambit Youngsters went on to lose, nor in any other match before or after.
So far, three coaches have come forward ever since ESIC launched an investigation and opened a confession period for offenders, lasting until September 13. Faruk "pita" Pita and Allan "Rejin" Petersen previously came out to admit to their use of the coaching bug in NiP and in Tricked, respectively.
The initial wave of coaching bug abuse cases saw Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia, Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, and Aleksandr "zoneR" Bogatiryev banned from ESL and DreamHack competitions, with the Brazilian also receiving a separate ban from Beyond the Summit.