guerri: "I found my ban fair"
The Brazilian claims that it was determined that he did not take advantage of the bug and accepts his suspension.
FURIA coach Nicholas "guerri" Nogueira has agreed to the four-month ban issued by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) on Monday for using the spectator bug. In a series of tweets, the 30-year-old said that the 60% ban reduction from its original ten-month term shows that there was no wrongdoing on his part, and he admitted that he is comfortable with the penalty.
"I'm aware of ESIC's announcement and I'm satisfied," guerri wrote. "I found my sanction fair. In my case, the penalty was four months due to the 60% reduction for having proven good faith. I'll not be involved in official matches, nor will I be physically in the same place. It's not the ideal scenario but it's fair. I trust my boys!"
guerri says that he was banned because of what he described as the "operational error" of not disconnecting from the server when he came across the bug in the ECS Season 7 Week 2 matches against Luminosity and Complexity. On September 3, he had posted a video in which he gave his side of the story, round by round, claiming that he did not pass any information to his players.
The announcement of ESIC's sanctions came just one day after guerri helped FURIA to win ESL Pro League Season 12's North American division, in which they beat 100 Thieves to the title, their third since the start of the year. The first tournament that the Brazilian coach will miss will be IEM New York, a Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament, which is slated to start on October 6.