First set of findings from coaching bug investigation to be presented on Monday
Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is expecting to issue the first findings from its investigation into the exploitation of the coaching bug on Monday at 10:00 .
The ESIC report on Monday is expected to announce the first set of punishments since late August, when the commission handed out three bans for abuse of the coaching bug ranging from 24 to six months based on the offense, to Aleksandr "zoneR" Bogatiryev, Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, and Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia.
It will be the first monthly report from the mass investigation of the historical use of the infamous bug, dating at least as far back as to late 2015, which ESIC launched at the beginning of September after Michal Slowinski and Steven Dudenhoeffer uncovered the first cases of the bug's abuse in 2020.
At the time, ESIC opened a confession period to give potential offenders a chance to come forward and admit their use of the exploit. The period was closed on September 13, and it is expected that Monday's announcement will reveal the list of coaches who confessed behind closed doors in that time.
Other coaches have made their admissions publicly, including high-profile figures such as Allan "Rejin" Petersen, Faruk "pita" Pita, and Slaava "Twista" Räsänen, and several more have already been found to have used the bug. You can find the list of people who have been implicated as well as everything else we know so far about the use of the bug in a regularly updated article called Updates on 'The Purge': How the coaching bug has rocked the CS:GO world.