ENCE suspend Twista after 2017 coaching bug use admission
The coach was suspended until further notice after notifying the organization of a one-time coaching bug incident from 2017, before he joined ENCE.
The organization has consulted the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and, despite receiving assurances that Slaava "Twista" Räsänen can continue to coach during the investigation, decided to act on the information that the Finnish veteran used the infamous bug.
As the incident happened in 2017, it most likely concerns iGame.com, where the 33-year-old began his coaching career after transitioning to the new role from a playing position in late 2016. It is unclear to what degree he exploited the bug.
ENCE have stated that they have no reason to believe Twista was responsible for any foul play since he became their head coach in August 2018. The organization will now wait for the conclusion of the investigation, which is expected to take two to three weeks according to ESIC.
Twista comes after a long line of coaches who have either been implicated or came forward to admit their use of the exploit. His admission came within the official "confession period", which ESIC opened until September 13 after launching a mass investigation into the bug's historical abuse.
So far, Aleksandr "zoneR" Bogatiryev, Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, and Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia are the only coaches to receive formal punishments, but more are likely to follow as the investigation progresses. You can keep track of the most notable cases in our article "Updates on 'The Purge': How the coaching bug has rocked the CS:GO world", which is being updated as new information comes to light.