Updates on 'The Purge': How the coaching bug has rocked the CS:GO world*

If you've found yourself lost in all the drama surrounding the coaching bug, here is everything you need to know about the glitch that has swept the scene from its feet in September.

This article will be updated as the investigation progresses and new information comes to light.

Update September 24: ESIC has announced that the first set of findings from its investigation will be presented on Monday, September 28, at 10:00 .

Update September 11 #2: Thursday's report from DBLTAP says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.

Update September 11: ENCE have suspended Slaava "⁠Twista⁠" Räsänen after the 33-year-old notified the Finnish organization of a coaching bug incident dating back to 2017. The investigation is expected to take two to three weeks.

Update September 9 #2: Valve has announced that teams disqualified from Regional Major Ranking events as a result of coaching bug use will have their RMR points reset. This concerns Hard Legion and MIBR, who were disqualified from ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS and Road to Rio - North America and cs_summit 6 - North America, respectively.

Update September 9: Singularity's coach, Peter "⁠casle⁠" Sørensen, confessed to encountering and then exploiting the bug in maquinas' December 2019 match against North in the WESG 2019 North Europe qualifier. He has stated that he notified ESIC within the official confession period.


Coaches across all tiers of competitive play are being put under the spotlight after a nasty glitch that had apparently been in the game for years came into public awareness. It allowed them to gain an overview of any chosen position on the map in real time and find out information about their opponents' movements and economic situation that they wouldn't otherwise be able to obtain fairly.

A large-scale investigation has been launched to find potential offenders and not everyone has come out of it clean — and it is still far from over. Some coaches have already received lengthy bans from various tournament organizers after being found to have used the bug to gain an unfair competitive advantage, some have been suspended by their organizations once they were accused of doing so, and others have come forward themselves to confess their guilt and face repercussions head-on.

zoneR was among the first trio to receive formal punishments after exploiting the bug

The situation is getting difficult to keep track of as more information about this purge keeps piling up and more and more names are added to the naughty list on a daily basis, so let's take a look at what has happened so far and what those names are.

What does the bug do?

It essentially made it possible for a coach to gain an overview of any position on the map at the beginning of a match and rotate the camera as they pleased. Unless they fixed the issue by either reconnecting to the server or switching to one of their player's point of view, coaches could remain in that position for the entire map.

This was easily replicable for the majority of the time this bug was in the game. All coaches had to do in order to trigger it was fill the coaching slot before anyone joined the same team, and they were even able to pick which position they would get stuck in.

How did the investigation start?

It all started in August with the admirable work of veteran referee Michal Slowinski and ESEA's software development specialist Steve Dudenhoeffer, two individuals on a voluntary mission to clamp down on the illegal use of the coaching bug after being alerted by players and coaches in private. There are claims that the bug — or at least some sort of variation of it — started in 2016, but this has been impossible to verify.

ICYMI: Michal Slowinski: "I really didn't think I would find more than one case"

Entirely unpaid at first, the duo spent twelve hours a day each for three weeks parsing through 1,500 match demos, and that effort produced several discoveries at the end of August.

Which coaches have been implicated?

On Monday, August 31, ESL and DreamHack announced that three coaches had been banned from their competitions for using the spectator bug for competitive advantage. Hard Legion's Aleksandr "⁠zoneR⁠" Bogatiryev received the harshest punishment, a two-year ban, after it was discovered that he had abused the bug on six maps across three matches in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS. Heroic's Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen was banned for 12 months after using the bug in ten rounds of one map during DreamHack Masters Spring, while MIBR's Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia was banned for six months for a single-round use in Road to Rio - North America.

The bans were handed down following consultation with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), which announced later that week that the suspensions also applied to other tournaments hosted by member organisations, including BLAST, WePlay, Eden Esports and UCC. At the same time, the esports watchdog called on non-members to honour the bans "for the purpose of protecting the CS:GO esports scene internationally".

Shortly afterward, Beyond the Summit handed a two-event ban to dead for a separate offense in a match during cs_summit 6.

That is where punishments from tournament organizers have stopped for the time being, but it is unlikely to stay that way, as more potential cases of the bug's abuse were brought to light by Slowinski on Twitter. Hard Legion were dealt another blow when zoneR, who has since been removed from the Russian organization, and assistant coach Erik "⁠AKIMOV⁠" Akimov were found exploiting the glitch in other tournaments as well. Another seemingly damning clip, this time of K23's Aset "⁠Solaar⁠" Sembiyev, saw the Kazakhstani coach suspended from his organization. Meanwhile, on top of the Road to Rio instance for which he got banned, HUNDEN admitted to using the bug in a second match in the Home Sweet Home Cup series for 13 rounds as he was suspended from Heroic.

In one of the most publicized instances, Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira came under fire after he was shown staying in a compromising position for an entire match in ECS Season 7 back in early 2019 after encountering the bug a few days earlier. The FURIA coach defended himself and explained his side in detail in a video containing the team's communication recordings from the match in question, claiming that he was alt-tabbed out of the game for the vast majority of the match and that he never passed any information on to his teammates.

ESIC went on to contract Slowinski and Dudenhoeffer to analyze a whopping 25,000 more demos dating back to 2016 and identify all instances of the use of the bug in an enormous investigation that the organization predicted would take eight months to complete. At the same time, it opened an official "confession period" lasting until September 13 and urged any offenders to come forward and admit their use of the bug by the end of that period.

Several public confessions followed on the same day. Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita was the first high-profile figure to disclose that he used the exploit as NiP's coach in an ESL Pro League match that took place in November 2018. Allan "⁠Rejin⁠" Petersen also came forward, listing four matches in 2017-2018 in which he knowingly utilized the glitch in his time with Tricked, and so did Gambit Youngsters' Ivan "⁠F_1N⁠" Kochugov after encountering and using the bug on one map earlier this year. Over in Brazil, RED Canids' Arthur "⁠prd⁠" Resende, DETONA's Henrique "⁠rikz⁠" Waku, and paiN's Bruno "⁠ellllll⁠" Ono admitted to experiencing the bug in official matches, with all three claiming that they didn't make use of information that they obtained unfairly to gain a competitive advantage.

What happens now?

With Michal Slowinski sharing on Twitter that "a lot of coaches" have come forward already behind closed doors, it appears more confessions are bound to come in the near future. On top of that, the investigation is far from over and some tournament organizers have yet to announce verdicts on the cases that have already been brought to light. With lots of footage still left to be reviewed, it remains to be seen just how serious this situation is and how deep it runs, especially after Slowinski revealed that two variations of the bug could still be around.

For the time being, the following coaches are either known to or alleged to have used the glitch in some capacity, with their statements linked if available. The list will be updated as new information comes in.

Russia Aleksandr "⁠zoneR⁠" Bogatiryev (Hard Legion) - Banned from ESIC member events for 24 months for using the bug on six maps in Road to Rio, allegedly used it on five more maps in Home Sweet Home Cups. Released by Hard Legion (statement).

Denmark Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen (Heroic) - Banned from ESIC member events for 12 months for using the bug in ten rounds in DreamHack Masters Spring, admitted to exploiting it in 13 more rounds in Home Sweet Home Cup. Suspended by Heroic (statement).

Brazil Ricardo "⁠dead⁠" Sinigaglia (MIBR) - Banned from ESIC member events for six months for using the bug in one round in Road to Rio, banned from the next two Beyond the Summit events for using the bug in a match in cs_summit 6. Suspended by MIBR (statement).

Russia Erik "⁠AKIMOV⁠" Akimov (Hard Legion) - Allegedly exploited the bug in at least one match. No longer part of Hard Legion (statement).

Kazakhstan Aset "⁠Solaar⁠" Sembiyev (K23) - Admitted to exploiting the bug in one match. Suspended by K23 (statement).

Brazil Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira (FURIA) - Found using the bug in two matches, posted a video detailing his point of view as his defense (statement).

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita (formerly NiP) - Admitted to exploiting the bug in one match. No action so far (statement).

Denmark Allan "⁠Rejin⁠" Petersen (mousesports) - Admitted to exploiting the bug on four maps as Tricked coach. Suspended by mousesports (statement).

Russia Ivan "⁠F_1N⁠" Kochugov (Gambit Youngsters) - Admitted to exploiting the bug on one map. Suspended by Gambit (statement).

Brazil Henrique "⁠rikz⁠" Waku (DETONA) - Found using the bug in a match, claims no information was passed on. No action so far (statement).

Brazil Arthur "⁠prd⁠" Resende (RED Canids) - Admitted to using the bug, claims no information was passed on. Suspended by RED Canids (statement).

Brazil Bruno "⁠ellllll⁠" Ono (paiN) - Found using the bug, claims it had no interference in the result. No action so far (statement).

Brazil Pedro "⁠peu⁠" Lopes (W7M) - Found using the bug, claims no information was passed on. No action so far (statement).

Denmark Peter "⁠casle⁠" Sørensen (Singularity) - Confessed to using the bug on one map. No action so far (statement).

Finland Slaava "⁠Twista⁠" Räsänen (ENCE) - Confessed to using the bug in 2017, likely as the coach of iGame.com. Suspended by ENCE (statement).

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Brazil Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Nicholas 'guerri' Nogueira
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Peter 'casle' Sørensen
Peter 'casle' Sørensen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
24
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.77
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.23
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Russia Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Aleksandr 'zoneR' Bogatiryev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Brazil Pedro 'peu' Lopes
Pedro 'peu' Lopes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.13
DPR:
0.09
APR:
0.00
Brazil Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Bruno 'ellllll' Ono
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
32
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.12
Brazil Henrique 'rikz' Waku
Henrique 'rikz' Waku
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
66
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Finland Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Brazil Arthur 'prd' Resende
Arthur 'prd' Resende
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
162
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.14
Russia Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Erik 'AKIMOV' Akimov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
62
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Brazil Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.08
Russia Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Ivan 'F_1N' Kochugov
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.60
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.83
APR:
0.16
Wow! The Purge indeed!
2020-09-08 13:21
#5
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Brazil IsFree
Lmao we need a dramatic title for this
2020-09-08 13:23
#52
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Sweden quacke
The Michau Demos
2020-09-08 13:50
#104
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Poland bot_taz
poor Michau, hope the brazil doesn't get him for those demos
2020-09-08 15:35
#106
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Sweden quacke
I think even Brazilians are starting to see our points by now.
2020-09-08 15:47
maybe ban programmers?
2020-09-08 16:42
#121
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Sweden quacke
Ban Valve for creating the cheat!
2020-09-08 16:43
mibr only cheated for 1 round plz unban kkkkkkk
2020-09-08 17:24
"only for 1 round"xaxax brah this is still unfair and needs consequences!
2020-09-09 11:38
100% of brazilians were supporting Michau and his work on twitter.
2020-09-11 18:03
#255
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Sweden quacke
The entire Brazilian population? Damn, that's impressive.
2020-09-11 18:22
even the grandmas !!!
2020-09-12 00:15
you should know we dont like cheaters
2020-09-12 07:07
And yet, you like football. The game in which you're supposed to dive around the field and pretend to be hurt to gain an advantage.
2020-09-13 13:42
you probably dont play any sports to think like that
2020-09-13 20:21
I think brazilians made themselves pretty vocal already on what's the dominant position regarding cheating/exploiting/matchfixing. It doesn't change because of the cheater location or nationality. Brazilian event orgs started a massive investigation on who exploited this bug and are publicly exposing them, which is part of the reason why there are several brazilian coaches in this list. You can see brazilians showing massive support for michau on his cruzade twitter.com/michau9_/status/130118857349.. I say purge them all, get them out of the game for good!
2020-09-09 01:08
brazil too quiet
2020-09-08 14:21
brazil loud on the exploit using list tho
2020-09-08 17:14
There are a lot of Brazilian flags on that list.
2020-09-08 14:17
#93
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African Union IcanSEEit
expected from bra71l
2020-09-08 15:10
#253
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Finland OldStager
+1 good name
2020-09-11 18:07
"The Purge" lmao
2020-09-08 13:21
What about the players? I hardly think theyre unknown of this tho
2020-09-11 16:30
Let's see what happens on upcoming events, I doubt they receive much invitations
2020-09-11 21:44
a lot of yellow and green on this list expected!
2020-09-08 13:22
What is your problem green
2020-09-08 13:23
YEALOOOOWWW
2020-09-08 13:47
LOL
2020-09-08 14:34
lol
2020-09-08 15:25
Ironic considering how they bullied leaf for "cheating" without proof.
2020-09-08 13:26
well leaf is kinda sus, i personally think he is cheating, but sending dead threat? thats too much.
2020-09-09 03:05
sad but true. Expected indeed :(
2020-09-08 13:26
That's because here there are a lot of people reviewing all SA main tournments searching for the bug exploit... Maybe there are few people doing this on CIS/EU tier 2-3
2020-09-08 13:39
delusional
2020-09-08 13:43
The people reviewing the demos in SA have made an entire program to automatically detect bug exploit abuse... It's not delusional, they have covered all main SA championships (GC Masters, Liga Dell, Aorus League and the women's championship)
2020-09-08 13:44
What program, if you don't mind telling
2020-09-08 15:07
2020-09-08 15:12
so it reviews only BR matches? doesnt look like it, anyway all of the demos going to get reviewed by michal's team. not only that, funny how everyone said, yes i abused the bug and the BR couches, yes i abused the bug but didnt pass any info. like who the hell are you think youre fooling, if you wouldnt pass any info, you might as well not use the bug...
2020-09-12 01:21
They are focusing in the internal scene as of now.
2020-09-12 01:39
theyre checking demos since 2017, not only br.
2020-09-12 01:40
brazilian e-sports media ARE focusing in SA demos right now. International attention is focused in tier 1-2 tournments right now. I don't think there are dedicated people looking at ESEA low lvl tournments and CIS' [RANDOM_BET_HOUSE].GG Championships
2020-09-13 01:57
Next level victim complex axaxaxaxaxa how delusional are you? xaxaxa
2020-09-08 13:59
Which country is more corrupt or delusional? . The one who found the most corruption cases or the one that institutionalyzed corruption? Brazilians love to expose a corruption case. Can you say the same about russia?
2020-09-09 05:33
LMAO defending cheaters GHAHA
2020-09-08 14:01
That's literally what I said!! You're so good in interpretation... I guess they reallyy teach english in german schools
2020-09-08 14:07
Doesn’t change the fact that the coaches are cheating pieces of shit
2020-09-08 14:41
I guess your interpretation level are good too, congratz!
2020-09-08 15:01
#95
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Germany I_car
+1 lol, but wait for NA
2020-09-08 15:11
Well done michal
2020-09-08 13:23
Joke of a scene anyway who cares
2020-09-08 13:24
all coaches 1 map 1 round. Yeah. True. looool.
2020-09-08 13:25
#10
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Philippines B3nk4i
Wait why does hard legion have 2 people on the list?
2020-09-08 13:25
assistant coach
2020-09-08 13:30
You could read the article you're commenting on and find out??? Allegedly, both coach and assistant coach have been abusing the exploit independently, therefore the cases are treated independently as well.
2020-09-08 13:32
dead game anyway who cares
2020-09-08 13:25
Man this is hilarious!
2020-09-08 13:25
Most bug abusers from brazil, very interesting.
2020-09-08 13:26
You look at whatever point of view pleases you the most. Believe in the affirmations that suits your ideals best. Its ok, dont worry, you are not alone. But the truth does not care about ideals, affirmations or point of view. If you are really commited to it maybe you can get a glimpse of it, that is if you have the energy and a strong mind to not be tainted by belief. Imo you are a xenophobe and thinks that brazilians are the offspring of criminals banned from their land, slaves and uncivilized or primitive types of humans. Not only that, you also believe that brazilians are more prone to crime and disorder because ancestry plays a big part in it. Imo we are all extremly similar only differing in culture and ocasion. the same with different history. So when you bash a whole country made by immigrants you are actually talking about your twin brother that was abandoned, enslaved and forced to cope with behaviors that are not familiar to him. Ofc in the end you will not recognize him as being equal to you. He is changed by his history. Anyway the truth will come. Brazilians are actively hunting down cheaters twitter.com/faceitanalyser Are you guys doing the same in europe?
2020-09-09 06:05
Classic xenophobia cry from Brazilians jajaja Also the EU coaches are confessing. These Brazilians coaches were caught and they make up around half of the coaches listed here Also nice job projecting lol when did he say or insinuate any of that other stuff about Brazilians being criminals
2020-09-09 10:37
I was drunk. Sry. Idk what i was thinking. Just get everyone and punish them. That would be great. I cannot defend cheaters but i can clearly see that the attention brazil gets is huge. But brazil has big numbers in cs anyway
2020-09-09 15:56
#310
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Turkey Epic_KK_
Still not nice how you're bashing him for stereotypes about his country that not everyone is a part of. The way you even started your comment hints and supports what pedrada22 said about how people see his country. Yes, all cheaters need to be punished, and I'm sure they will, but why do you question a man for trying to defend his own country? Maybe this comment was not the right one to reply to, but look at all the toxic comments here and tell me that nobody is stereotyping Brazilians in an extremely messed up way. What I'm trying to say is maybe the way pedrada approached this isn't the most right way, but the way you bash him for it isn't correct either. The CS BR scene is fairly large and it should be expected to find many cases. If you look at it that way, the danish scene also has more than the other countries that were caught or confessed and they have a very large CS scene as well. It's not fair to judge a person just because they don't want people to talk shit about their country.
2020-09-14 18:56
His comment deserved bashing. If you disagree and are unhappy then you can go cry to your mom ok 👌
2020-09-15 04:06
#312
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Turkey Epic_KK_
Damn, what a mature response, really convincing. If you don’t have any valid arguments, then please don’t argue or respond pointlessly.
2020-09-15 13:39
youtu.be/N4GkSXIKxMk Enough said :(
2020-09-12 16:16
5 br coaches? lmao
2020-09-08 13:26
6 now lul
2020-09-08 13:37
#161
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Finland JooonsMO
Also (9z fem) Edit: Nvm he is ar not br
2020-09-09 02:53
To be fair, is more like the brazilians had the guts to confess. Lets see when the full list comes out.
2020-09-09 14:38
Yea dead had the guts right...? I saw EU coaches that admitted it as well on their own btw
2020-09-09 14:44
Dead was on the first wave, it doesnt even makes sense to mention him. Also, EU tier 2 and 3, where the most part of coach bug ocurred, havent come out yet. While brazilian already did.
2020-09-09 15:07
The thing is that dead lied, he didn't confess...
2020-09-09 15:38
I am not saying that he didn't. Look, you are already changing the subject, we are talking about the bigger amount of BR coaches in comparison with other countries, thats it, I am not trying to justify the use of any bug.
2020-09-09 15:54
Oh well I didn't want to offend BR scene or something. I surely agree that there will be more cases and especially in EU scene. I just found funny how many BR coaches were found guilty and especially after mibr blaming others for cheating. It's all good, I understand you point. Have a nice day ;)
2020-09-09 16:40
and 8 europeans :/ europeans bug abusers
2020-09-11 17:33
5/12 Brazil KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK cheaters
2020-09-08 13:26
check again, they updated the list KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-09-08 13:38
#79
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Denmark far3l
brazil #1 in the world again. Cant get it done in achievments, at least get it done to be No. 1 in coaches banned per country. Love the effort.
2020-09-08 14:34
Test #1 #44 test
2020-09-08 20:31
Wtf
2020-09-08 20:32
+1 xD
2020-09-08 20:35
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2020-09-08 14:45
very nice
2020-09-08 13:27
We deserve to know the coaches that confessed ”behind closed Doors”, why do they deserve to be protected??? Pretty unfair go the community and to the already banned coaches.
2020-09-08 13:27
Just wait. I am sure they will announce them after the confession period and when they have checked some cases regarding the person. But cant wait to get to know them either!
2020-09-08 13:40
#39
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Finland R3ALMM
Just check for coaches that are dropped randomly =)
2020-09-08 13:41
I'm sure they will be publicized at some point, ESIC said they would release monthly reports of the investigation and from what Michal Slowinski said on HLTV Confirmed yesterday, it's also expected that they will release something after the official confession period is over, about a week from now.
2020-09-08 13:41
Thank you, and the guys above for the explanation. My first impression was that they where about to protect the "bigger names" when it comes to coaches to somehow manage to save the reputation of the game (which would only make it worse I think).
2020-09-08 14:19
Thanks for the article and the liveshow!
2020-09-08 14:42
Michal said on hltv confirmed that they will release them alltogether after the confession period. Otherwise it would be kinda depressing to see a new name pop up like daily
2020-09-08 15:03
Missed out on "hltv confirmed", thanks! And I agree with the depressing-part.
2020-09-08 15:05
So many green flags on that list
2020-09-08 13:27
Now I understand why Brazilians are so quick to blame others when you see their propensity to cheat.
2020-09-08 13:28
typical cheater mindset tbh, "i cheat so they must cheat aswell if i lose"
2020-09-09 00:32
who is next?
2020-09-08 13:29
#23
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Albania bizhuy
Enjoy you VACayion guys :D
2020-09-08 13:29
Brazil OMEGALUL
2020-09-08 13:30
#26
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Striker you said this was coming yesterday , i waited the whole time. No bueno my man.
2020-09-08 13:30
Sorry about that
2020-09-08 13:42
#27
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France Aresys
Brazil on top of something, LUL.
2020-09-08 13:31
I'm still waiting until the investigations are completed. If more top teams are found to be guilty then it's pretty much the end of credibility for all of CS:GO. If everyone's a fucking cheater what's the point of watching?
2020-09-08 13:36
#68
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Austria SplasJ
Pretty much only brazil cheating xD
2020-09-08 14:17
I don’t see a single top team here
2020-09-08 14:31
Heroic?
2020-09-08 18:22
Also Furia and NIP are in top 10 atm, if that's top enough. At the time when pita used it NIP was 7th, I think.
2020-09-09 09:29
As said in HLTV confirmed, the match count this was used is still very insignificant compared to the overall games that have been played.
2020-09-08 17:03
Michal Slowinski said in that recent HLTV that there are also other possible exploits that may've been used, like a free-rotate 3rd person cam for coaches. He didn't make any guesses but it's possible something comes up from those investigations too.
2020-09-09 09:09
in that recent HLTV interview *
2020-09-09 09:30
#160
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Finland JooonsMO
This could not be used on lan. So all the biggest tournaments are safe.
2020-09-09 02:41
RIP Brazil
2020-09-08 13:37
#33
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Netherlands Sem0733
Most of 'em are Brazilians. Comical.
2020-09-08 13:38
I think the confession period ends today, so at some point they will probably publish names of the ones who confessed in secret. Might be lots of names, we'll see.
2020-09-13 19:29
Ban all of those cheating scum 😡 but unban hunden cuz he was set up
2020-09-08 13:39
KEKW
2020-09-12 08:43
#37
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Romania Anonym20
6 br coaches so far ayyyy
2020-09-08 13:40
#159
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Finland JooonsMO
+1, now 7
2020-09-09 02:39
dead tried to save mibr
2020-09-08 13:40
Yes
2020-09-08 13:43
Whoasked
2020-09-08 13:43
Brazilians very innocent people as always
2020-09-08 13:44
brazillians king of bug?
2020-09-08 13:45
#49
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Sweden flippig
absolute joke of a scene
2020-09-08 13:46
Lost all respect i had for Brazilian scene 😤😤
2020-09-08 13:47
#53
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Romania Anonym20
lost all respect i never had for brazilian scene*
2020-09-08 13:51
#54
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Sweden Tunggren
Great news! I like it! Very cool! I really like it! Supercool! Very nice!
2020-09-08 13:52
Russia Erik "⁠AKIMOV⁠" Akimov (Hard Legion) - Allegedly exploited the bug in at least one match. No action so far. - he got kicked yesterday as I know
2020-09-08 13:58
Good spot, updated.
2020-09-08 14:00
BRAZIL COACHES GO WILD LMAO
2020-09-08 14:00
#61
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Israel BIG_SMOKER
brazil finally won something
2020-09-08 14:05
wow brazilians first to cry cheats or make excuses when they're the most common offender of bug abuse. I feel dead needs a longer ban "only 1 match in road to rio" yet .... in blast 3 months ago he's blatantly watching the stream, Fallen disconnects to buy time for the stream to catch up so dead can comm the economy? clips.twitch.tv/InquisitiveEnthusiasticW.. that's much worse than a spectator glitch, the information given by commentators about economy, tendencies and what a team should do to change the outcome of a game is way more information than a spectator bug would provide, and as you can see dead is a common offender of multiple breaches.
2020-09-08 14:06
valve still no statement xdddddd
2020-09-08 14:12
They don’t care about match fixing so why would they care about bugs
2020-09-08 14:30
#157
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Finland JooonsMO
They obviously care since they fixed it. They are just really bad at listening to the community.
2020-09-09 02:37
#65
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47
6/13 are Brazilian... damn
2020-09-08 14:14
#66
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Austria SplasJ
Brazil is also number one country when it comes to all game bans overall not china or russia
2020-09-08 14:16
Media always talk about Russian hackers, well, nobody gets anything from bashing brazil
2020-09-08 15:51
funny how quick brazilians are when it comes to blaming others for cheating ahahahah
2020-09-08 14:23
6 Bra71l coaches. But "Respect my History". Sure now the world will do it. The country with the highest rate of cheating coaches.
2020-09-08 14:24
Finnaly stickers price gonna jump in abyss and this all lucky from future who bought 1000 katowice stikers gonna get upset)))
2020-09-08 14:25
haha that's the coaches that ESL could see, here in South America about 10 were sanctioned by their organizations
2020-09-08 14:30
#77
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Finland wrathh
5_brazilian_coaches_using_bug_finnish_0
2020-09-08 14:34
#80
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Georgia Megobari
Almost all of them are Brazilians, hm...
2020-09-08 14:39
#81
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Denmark Menterx
I'm so disappointed in the danish coaches! The other... Well let's just say they don't come as a surprise.
2020-09-08 14:39
50% BR coaches XDDDD Oh the irony lmaoooooo
2020-09-08 14:42
#86
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Brazil de_lite
so many BR coaches LMAO
2020-09-08 14:45
I don't really care about the coaches at this moment. I wonder why Valve did nothing to fix it since pita told them about it in 2018. Seriously, Valve is trash and CSGO for them is cash cow.
2020-09-08 14:58
"Purge" My dick, either ban all the players who knew and participated or lift the bans.
2020-09-08 15:09
#94
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Serbia LtN))
OK
2020-09-08 15:10
Scape goat for real cheating. Coaches easier target with the image of we ban cheaters l.
2020-09-08 15:16
true. cheaters dont need coach with bug, easier to have coach with wallhack tbh. and aimlocks for the players ofc. rotten scene
2020-09-09 00:35
BRASIL TOP 1 JAJAJAJAJAJAJA
2020-09-08 15:18
Why are 50% of the coaches brazilian lmao
2020-09-08 15:28
a lot of brazilians... but it remains to be seen how many more we got
2020-09-08 15:30
#103
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Germany xoutblaze
CHEATING brazilians LMAO
2020-09-08 15:31
Good man.... now update VAC
2020-09-08 15:36
9z fem coach has also been kicked for abusing the exploit mobile.twitter.com/9zTeam/status/1301954..
2020-09-08 15:49
who cares about fe cs anyway
2020-09-08 15:56
it's not a question of who cares but rather to update the list. Please keep dumb comments to yourself
2020-09-08 16:38
6/13 que otaaa???? i expect more ruskis tbh
2020-09-08 15:58
lmao so many br teams using the bug
2020-09-08 16:05
#112
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Poland SebL
This situation is sick and it's really bad that Valve can still allow those kind of mistakes to happen, but I understand that those coaches have to be banned atleast for some time.
2020-09-08 16:18
Notice how many BR flags are there OMEGALUL fucking cheating dogshit country
2020-09-08 16:21
But... It's leaf who's the cheater!! We DUMB we CHEATERS we BRAZIL
2020-09-08 16:27
But... It's leaf who's the cheater!! We DUMB we CHEATERS we BRAZIL
2020-09-08 16:27
#292
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
brazil cheat, chaos cheat :)
2020-09-12 18:00
#299
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Netherlands staticNL
theres no proof of chaos cheating theres a shit ton of proof brazilian coaches (and possibly all the players) were cheating.
2020-09-13 00:02
ofc every dogshit brazil team uses it and still gets shit on pathetic trash brazilians
2020-09-08 16:34
6 Brazillian coaches. Why I'm not surprised?
2020-09-08 16:36
R🤣fl
2020-09-08 16:38
#123
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Poland FitPolak
Execute Order Michau
2020-09-08 16:53
#126
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Germany BIG2020
BR Coaches LULW
2020-09-08 17:14
6 brazilians wtf brasil cs wat doink
2020-09-08 17:18
So many from brazil :D typical cheaters
2020-09-08 17:26
#131
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United States Phamous3k
- Brazil + leaf
2020-09-08 17:44
#132
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Japan HHazuka
I don't know about the others, but guerri "found using the bug" Why do people still write stuff like this? He explained everything in a crystal clear way, and also made available the entire demo from that coL game, proving he didn't USE the bug. So why? So basically, if something happens to you/you have something, you're using it? CS journalism covering real life would be like "found using coronavirus to infect other people"
2020-09-08 17:45
If you have watched the HLTV stream they made clear what he says to defend himself isn't enough. Model lag also if you have window mode and tab out but you still see the screen. He can't prove he didn't use it.
2020-09-08 17:50
#143
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Japan HHazuka
He made the team's comms available, and you can check that he didn't say a thing about what he supposedly was seeing. It's simple as that
2020-09-08 20:49
and still, this is no defence if he uses the bug or not. It isn't about the coms. it is about the bug using. With that excuse you make everyone can be free... Also, there is absolutely no way to edit the recorded coms? LUL
2020-09-09 01:03
#153
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Japan HHazuka
Actually no, there is no way since the video is a stream of the match in question
2020-09-09 01:20
as I said coms dont matter as well. In the others the coms wasn't asked about. Did death say sth to his team? who knows. he used the bug that is the point
2020-09-09 01:22
#156
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Finland JooonsMO
If he didnt use it, why didnt he just disconnect and reconnect? I dont believe that he used this bug to get advantage but I sertainly cant say that he didnt use it to get advantage.
2020-09-09 02:33
It is very simple. He can't prove he didn't use it. His story is he tabbed out and that can't be proven. Only by a third pov from the live scene could do that
2020-09-09 02:38
I'm not trying to defend anyone trying to get an unfair advantage, but if he didn't communicate what possible advantage could he be getting from it? Can you see the enemy team's economy? Maybe this?
2020-09-10 02:10
He's behind the players tho and what he says isn't always heard through TeamSpeak. I still believe he isn't guilty tho
2020-09-11 16:25
#268
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Japan HHazuka
I don't think he's guilty as well. And even though a lot of coaches actually used the bug to their advantages, this whole thing is strange af. Valve knew this bug existed at least since 2018, since pita reported it to them, and they still made absolutely nothing about it. They're now saying that what people should've done in the first place was disconnect every single time. So they expect you to do one specific thing, but they don't tell you what should be done and punish you if you didn't/don't do what they didn't tell you to do in the first place. It's still a bug, and it's their game. It's good that this thing came to light and people who abused it are being punished, but it still amazes me how f* up Valve is
2020-09-11 21:55
He used the bug and placed himself in mid mirage, his team started CT. Next level cope to think he is not guilty. Doesn't fucking matter if any info was passed/alt tabbed, whatever. Using bug = using bug. The only difference should be the level of punishment.
2020-09-12 08:35
#134
ZywOo | 
India aR__
So many Brazilian coaches KKKKKKK, and I think guys leaf was hacking KKKKKK
2020-09-08 17:56
A lot of BR coach’s so far
2020-09-08 17:59
brazil finnily leading something
2020-09-08 19:11
Lmaooooo
2020-09-09 18:28
All those brazilians coaches....
2020-09-08 19:50
#144
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Europe Whatafz
CS:GO is death
2020-09-08 21:36
Ok now its time to VAC Ban flusha
2020-09-08 22:40
csgo will be die D:
2020-09-09 02:10
coaches are cheating... imagine the players.
2020-09-09 03:10
Just wondering, the coaches that confess under this period are not going to be banned? Because if this is the case, that’s unfair to the first 3... they didn’t had the same chance. Tbh I hope everyone gets banned for exploiting this.
2020-09-09 03:55
i would imagine they face less severe consequences, maybe they get their bans reduced by half or something
2020-09-09 08:46
#194
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Finland JooonsMO
ofc they get banned why wouldnt they? they are just given a chance to try to redeem themselves.
2020-09-10 00:32
#298
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Netherlands staticNL
they'll possibly get a reduced sentence. also depending on how they behaved afterwards, I think. If they feel sorry or anything. Dead denying and lying about the allegations might even result in his ban being extended.
2020-09-13 00:02
classic brazilian projection lul. calling others cheaters when they themselves r the biggest cheaters KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-09-09 06:02
So, as i understand only coaches are getting banned and developers are not getting fired even though its their own fault??? Seems unfair. Ofcourse, its way easier to ban 1 perticular person, then make a deep investigation in a company.
2020-09-09 07:23
#171
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United States Masshole
RiP GOD hunden mens(((
2020-09-09 08:48
#173
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United Kingdom foolio
Thats a lot of flags from the same country 🤔🤔🤔🤔
2020-09-09 09:15
xaxaxaxaxaxa ofc brazilians cheating xaxaxxxaax
2020-09-09 09:31
Fuuuk 6 brazilian coaches wuuuut
2020-09-09 10:39
#213
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Denmark Ulver
It might be because they have more teams and coaches. If there is only one Latvian coach in the world, then the odds of that coach abusing the bug is smaller than if there were 1000 Latvian coaches.
2020-09-11 16:27
This just proves how dirty cs scene is. Seems like EVERYONE knew that bug giving unfair adventage is in the game. But no one mentioned it. Imagaine how many other possible unfair bugs, situations, exploits are out there which everyone keep secret, why? Because money is on the line. Nothing to gain, all to loose.
2020-09-09 15:26
Cs go announced that any teams that were caught at RMR events are to have their points reset
2020-09-09 18:26
#193
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Brazil EGMonster
How about the matchfixing team LUL
2020-09-10 00:24
Seriously? Are you retard or something?
2020-09-10 19:02
So sad to see this, i was so unlucky to born in this trash country, people are using "steel" matchfixing as an excuse to defend Brazil from the coach exploit.
2020-09-10 19:08
#297
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Netherlands staticNL
pathetic isnt it? also, if they want to compare the two, steel got perm banned from majors, do they want the coaches to be as well?
2020-09-13 00:00
#196
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Finland JooonsMO
why isnt dinamo (9z fem coach) added to this list? twitlonger.com/show/n_1srcsms
2020-09-10 12:27
this topic should be pinned somewhere at the top to make it easier to follow all the updates
2020-09-11 14:46
#200
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Its a never ending ban list
2020-09-11 16:03
L 🤣🤣🤣 L
2020-09-11 16:05
"AT LEAST 15 MORE COACHES WHO ARE YET TO BE NAMED HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HAVE ABUSED THE BUG." kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk just ban coaches completely at this point
2020-09-11 16:06
So much dishonest ppl...
2020-09-11 16:11
Brazil what doing ?
2020-09-11 16:14
Hope not zonic also.
2020-09-11 16:14
Omg i hope blade and zonic never used it..
2020-09-11 16:14
i wish i understand portugese i wanna know what guerri said
2020-09-11 16:15
youtu.be/W0qwkRoBvwA turn subtitles on, they're actually added manually and not auto generated
2020-09-11 16:22
15 more coaches oh no no
2020-09-11 16:22
i dont understand 1 thing......... this ref this is completely on his own, meaning as a volunteer yet spunj😠 sets up som funding action (hes asking for 10.000dollars donations) FROM us/the community.. now, lemme get this straight, this ref should be paid by ESL for these actions, second of all= why dont the pro's and TO's pay him??? and the tier teams. why again ask for money from the "community", which spunj hates so much, this is som serious hypocritical shit if u ask me :-) we gain shit from this right?? so why pay the ref 10k; dont ask us money but ask them. i feel sorry for the peasants that donated tbh. discuss. 😠😠
2020-09-11 16:23
seems like someone didn't do any research before posting shit
2020-09-11 16:43
aight, name checks out, have a nice day!
2020-09-11 17:17
expected reply from a dumb fuck who doesn't do any research before spewing out shit
2020-09-11 17:36
awtch son! dont forget the pills tomorrow, today's a pain in the poopoo it seems 🙈
2020-09-11 17:54
please don't post while you're having a stroke thanks!
2020-09-11 20:40
#221
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Asia loveall
No one is forcing anyone to donate anything. If you dont want to donate just ignore. Very simple
2020-09-11 16:46
i dont donate and never will, the thing that amazes me the most is that he has the guts to ask for people to donate, while he is one of the most toxic "talents", blocking everyone random on twitter etc
2020-09-11 17:16
#285
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Denmark zorglubx
Did you just call OUR Spunj toxic? *sigh*
2020-09-12 10:23
The thing u are missing and the reason u look like a fucking retard right now is this: the csgo community is not just the viewers but rather the whole scene with players, casters, and orgs AND the viewers and everyone who follows it. So yeah, pretty sure some big donos came from players, orgs and such.
2020-09-11 17:09
bs, prove me they paid for majority of the part... im sure "regular" ppl from the community paid for that shit :)
2020-09-11 17:16
#215
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Germany DieS0nne
so many scummy personalities in the pro scene. makes me sad
2020-09-11 16:31
#216
mhL | 
Sweden Sw3dz
Hahah only coaches gets banned and not the players involved. Cancer.
2020-09-11 16:32
#217
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Sweden Lagge15
Some coaches seems to be missing from the list, so I am guessting it is 15 more, besides the 15 mentioned
2020-09-11 16:34
KEKW
2020-09-11 16:37
#220
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Brazil Catatauu
noice
2020-09-11 16:43
Lets goooo!
2020-09-11 16:47
T H E P U R G E
2020-09-11 16:52
#224
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Europe Vallon4
Ok, we get it. Stop milking it.
2020-09-11 16:53
LETS FCKNG GOOOOOOO!!!
2020-09-11 16:54
sadsadsad
2020-09-11 16:57
brazil cheating country no1 is surprised
2020-09-11 17:02
So at the end no team will have RMR points anymore :DDD
2020-09-11 17:03
#229
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Finland veganisti
wtf mr. Slaavikyykky Räsänen?!?!?
2020-09-11 17:04
hahaha
2020-09-11 17:04
Lol
2020-09-11 17:05
+15 coaches wtf
2020-09-11 17:09
#238
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Brazil EGMonster
How about the match fixing world lmao
2020-09-11 17:19
#252
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
+++ but again, almost all russian teams would be gone then lmfao
2020-09-11 18:05
#239
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United Kingdom tr@c
15+ more to go
2020-09-11 17:20
#245
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Denmark Menterx
Jup :(
2020-09-11 17:44
#240
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Poland SebL
70% of coaches are gonna get banned lol.
2020-09-11 17:23
#243
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Denmark Menterx
Ban them I say, so disappointing from the danish coaches...
2020-09-11 17:44
#244
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Poland Kobel_
So many Danish, Brazilian and Russian coaches, wtf
2020-09-11 17:44
As I said before, every coach used this bug.
2020-09-12 05:01
#246
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Serbia LtN))
So many Brazilians...
2020-09-11 17:52
wow so intense. who is next?
2020-09-11 17:53
Obviously bugs are going to be exploited. It's disappointing. However I think a major issue here is that people reported it to valve 2 years ago and nothing happened??
2020-09-11 17:57
Yup, this is a far bigger issue to be honest. I kinda feel like since valve didn't do shit the coaches shouldnt be banned.. afaik there were no rules in tournament telling them NOT to use it.
2020-09-11 18:47
pretty sure there are rules that state that the (ab)using of _any_bug isnt allowed. would be ridiculous otherwise
2020-09-12 01:28
The list goes on and on...
2020-09-11 18:01
Ah shit, here we go again
2020-09-11 18:08
It's literally most of the coaches
2020-09-11 18:22
#257
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Canada skiLfuI
honestly just ban the teams along with the coaches, who actually believes that the coach wasnt giving info to the players?
2020-09-11 18:26
15 that got already exposed / exposed themselves and potentially 15 more damn this shit is huge
2020-09-11 18:33
4-0 6-9 half inc, Fnatic no chance in aim duels🤣🤣🤣
2020-09-11 18:40
gj brazilians xD
2020-09-11 19:46
maybe my dream to become a coach will finally come true
2020-09-11 20:06
nice
2020-09-11 20:32
#265
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Peru devbot
Expected for brazil, many of them use cheats, hacks in all online games.
2020-09-11 21:11
Lol they're so dumb it's hilarious. Pita the biggest scam of the scene. Rejin ?!?! I thought he was just a supporter / cheerleader or something..
2020-09-11 21:51
br cs lul
2020-09-11 22:34
half of them brazilians lmao what a surprise
2020-09-12 01:09
so far mostly BR, danish, ruski. waiting on some swedes, french, and NA!!
2020-09-12 01:49
#277
NEO | 
Poland OmgYes
Purge the unclean. For the one and only emperor. Beware of alien, of mutant.. of heretic
2020-09-12 02:37
#287
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World breezy0
My armor is contempt, my shield is disgust, my sword is hatred! Even a man who has nothing can still offer his life. The Emperor protects!
2020-09-12 11:39
#303
NEO | 
Poland OmgYes
It is better to die for Emperor than life for yourself!
2020-09-13 12:39
Valve did know that this bug have existed atleast since 2016 and they didnt care until 2 admins started to investigate this. So its not suprise if starix speaks truth that valve did know flusha was cheating but didnt ban him. If they dont even fix bug like this imagine how ez it is to use cheats in pro lvl. All online results since 2016 are atm irrelevant until the invegastion is ended, i think betting sites are not happy with this maybe they dont allow csgo bets anymore.
2020-09-12 04:30
Look at thesr brasilians, they never have the balls to own up to anything. Seriously almost all of them are scumbags and cowards. What a fucking joke of a country full of shit. Just nuke it already.
2020-09-12 08:22
says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.says at least 15 more coaches who are yet to be named have been found to have abused the bug.
2020-09-12 10:13
The game is a joke. What about match fixing?
2020-09-12 11:20
Please check asian scene !!!!
2020-09-12 15:14
Richard Lewis has confirmed Brazil is the leading one in cheating to this day with all of their known coaches using the bug at least once youtu.be/N4GkSXIKxMk
2020-09-12 16:18
Richard Lewis is a racist asshole There are plenty of other countries involved, and more to come These are all of Brazil's coaches, but only part of EU/NA coaches are revealed
2020-09-12 20:30
A bug in a game is 100% developers' responsibility (Valve) It's like when you drop a gun and can't get it, when you throw a molotov behind a smoke and can see the players behind it, when AWP/deagle shots don't hit, it's an error in the game I know some of these coaches exploited it, but for those who saw it happen 1-2 times, without knowledge, I think it's unfair. Valve knew about it for years and didn't fixed it. I think this game deserve a better developer, who takes care of its community better, instead of making silence. Valve is ruining CS:GO and DOTA, not even mentioning other games like Team Fortress 2 who are completely abandoned.
2020-09-12 20:34
#296
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Netherlands staticNL
entire br coaching scene seems corrupt lol
2020-09-12 23:59
Ok.. finish with this bug and now go find other bugs....
2020-09-13 00:48
Update today maybe?
2020-09-14 11:14
Where is the purge??? deadline has ended. Now it is time to pay the bills for the hiding cheater
2020-09-14 11:19
@michal slowinski , so who are the 15 coaches that have to be named, thought the time to confess is up ?
2020-09-21 22:09
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