BOOM support Apoka following ESIC ban

BOOM will continue to work with the Brazilian coach after he received a ban for over five months by ESIC.

Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci was handed a ban by ESIC on Monday after being found to have used the coaching bug in two full matches and in single rounds in four more. His punishment was reduced by 85%, to 5.4 months, as he was awarded concessions for coming forward ahead of the announcement of ESIC's inquiry into the use of the coaching bug and for assisting with the investigation.

The Indonesian organization has expressed its support towards the Brazilian coach, who denied any wrongdoing shortly after the announcement of his ban, as he claimed that he hadn't been present on his computer during the two instances in which he remained in the bug for the entire match.

BOOM retain Apoka's services

"We firmly believe that Apoka did not intentionally use this bug to gain an unfair advantage," a statement from the organization reads. "Apoka himself fully cooperated with [ESIC's] investigation and has explained his side of the story on his streams, where he explains a failure to disconnect due to his not being on his PC."

"Moving forward, while we are disheartened with ESIC's decision to penalize Apoka, we respectfully accept and will comply with their decision. However, we would like to make clear our support for Apoka and our decision to stand by him and continue working with him."

Apoka is allowed to continue working with the team behind the scenes despite his ban, but he will be unable to enter the server and communicate with the team in any way during official matches at ESIC member events until the ban expires.

BOOM's news follows several other instances in which banned coaches have kept their jobs in their respective organizations, including OG's Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due, FURIA's Nicholas "⁠guerri⁠" Nogueira, Hard Legion's Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk, Heroic's Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen, and AGO's Mikołaj "⁠miNirox⁠" Michałków.

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
Poland Mikołaj 'miNirox' Michałków
Mikołaj 'miNirox' Michałków
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.34
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Brazil Alessandro 'Apoka' Marcucci
Alessandro 'Apoka' Marcucci
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.03
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
understandable tbh
2020-09-30 17:39
nah
2020-09-30 17:41
ban coaches all of them
2020-09-30 17:39
#40
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Brazil finexys_
yeah nobody likes coaches
2020-09-30 18:38
#3
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Sweden Fizze
Lol all coaches have some excuses
2020-09-30 17:41
#10
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Brazil GBRMIBR
But apoka I trust, he organized more than half of the 1.6 cs championships in Brazil, He was the one who banned aspx, the famous Brazilian hacker. He's an excellent person and very humble, I'm sure he wouldn't do that.
2020-09-30 17:44
Cheaters pften are giving the best image of themselves to outsiders
2020-09-30 18:13
No way, Apoka is the "Olofmeister" of the brazilian coaches Imagina saying that Olof is cheating lmao
2020-09-30 18:23
I mean, do you remember 2014? Olof far away from being a good example
2020-09-30 18:36
I dont care aboit their public image, it doesnt trll much. Anyone can cheat, its just more like the better the behaviour the more likely a cheater
2020-09-30 19:10
Nice Englando
2020-09-30 22:00
What is wrong
2020-09-30 22:09
#109
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Estonia Eduzera
Nice Englando
2020-10-01 20:00
Ok fakeflagger
2020-10-01 20:06
#111
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Estonia Eduzera
Nice Englando
2020-10-01 20:07
Nice Englando
2020-10-01 21:54
#91
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Brazil xanxanty
olof was in SMN cheaters list, so... Probably you didnt knew cs in 2013, 2014 olof isnt and good example at all
2020-09-30 23:45
#saveASPX
2020-09-30 18:33
"If i was cheating don't u think i would baushaiksnamabeiensnaiwbdanla to the other side?" Thats some legendary stuff
2020-09-30 18:47
*aspx analyzing the demo* in background: FALA GORDOX !!!
2020-09-30 18:48
Lol
2020-10-01 07:28
Well done BOOM, APOKA is innocent I trust him, he is very honest ESIC: esports idiot clowns 🤡 Banned guerri who PROVED to be innocent and apoka who would never do that to gain advantage
2020-09-30 17:42
#13
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Palestine MrZoldiK
The strangest one, is ruggah, he used once in one round, which is mostly unintentional!!! And still receive a ban!
2020-09-30 17:45
Like RobbaN Valve's blaming all on coaches Mark my words: they banned starix bcs he exposed flusha
2020-09-30 18:43
#70
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Indonesia begalracer
2020-09-30 19:41
doubt, watch them try to expose flusha too
2020-10-01 02:54
#103
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Slovakia Daev0n
Yeah, they seem to enjoy this witch hunt a bit too much
2020-10-01 09:14
#7
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Brazil Bina1
those who judge Apoka don't know shit about his history on Brazilian CS Maybe the most respectful person in the BR scene
2020-09-30 17:42
#86
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2020-09-30 23:29
+1
2020-10-01 00:11
fallen
2020-10-01 03:55
So basically all orgs are supporting their coaches who cheated? Well, nice to know. CS is in the good path, definitely. Keep it up, not too long before this whole bubble bursts.
2020-09-30 17:43
#14
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Brazil Pandapool
Apoka didnt cheat, you should at least know what you are talking about.
2020-09-30 17:48
He didn't cheat?
2020-09-30 17:57
#107
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Brazil Pandapool
Nope, the match he is accused of using the bug, he was not on his pc, he joined the server and stayed behind his players standing up, he doesnt even move the camera, and after the game ends he gets automatically disconnected because he was not on his pc. And he has a video on his youtube from that time proving it where you can see his computer with his monitor turned off during the game
2020-10-01 16:16
I know that, that's what I was trying to say.
2020-10-01 21:11
#25
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Egypt w7tv
spain no scene spain no knowledge of what cheat means
2020-09-30 18:04
+1
2020-09-30 18:43
I can share a bit, most of these bans AFAIK are from failure to follow protocol which is reporting the bug happened and disconnecting when the bug happens. (you're still in the server with a 'bug'). It's very different than 'exploiting' the bug. If you see the clip, the bug happened at Tspawn when BOOM is T side, I mean idk what 'unfair' advantage you get from that, but you get what I mean.
2020-09-30 18:23
I agree man Like, this protocol didn't exist, so it was hard for them to follow They say like the coach pressed up up down down left right left right B A and unlocked the secret coach bug
2020-09-30 18:44
I believe they found some cases where it did happen intentionally tho
2020-09-30 19:04
#69
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Brazil renatorib
Those people dont want to know if cheated or not. They just want a excuse to spread the hate, and they have. So any argument is ignored by them
2020-09-30 19:34
you have 0 understanding of what context means, right?
2020-09-30 18:26
ok
2020-09-30 17:45
Apoka did nothing wrong
2020-09-30 17:45
Expected and make sense.
2020-09-30 17:49
And another cheater Org
2020-09-30 17:50
0 iq spotted
2020-09-30 18:25
yeah in you.
2020-09-30 18:48
yes, I spotted it, good to see you're aware of it
2020-09-30 19:02
Whoever says that apoka is a cheater doesn't understand shit about the history of cs, both in 1.5 and in cs: go
2020-09-30 21:34
sorry, you can make a difference but for me, all caught coaches are cheater 1 round or 100. The only correct way is to call an admin and clear the situation at that moment. When you can't do that you calculate to play not fair and that is enough. There are so many coaches that act always correctly, they deserve support not the cheater.
2020-09-30 22:36
Ok, but apoka was turned at the base looking at the wall, and he really wouldn't do that I know what this guy is like, the guy is almost 20 years cs , why would he do that ????? dead and guerri were banned and deserved, but apoka, he would never do that, I say that as a person who accompanied his entire journey, you know ???
2020-09-30 23:07
#115
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Brazil Ferba
there's a bunch of text right above the comments. you should read that
2020-10-01 23:29
where is cheater org boycott list?
2020-09-30 17:52
Heroic, Furia, OG , Hard legion, Boom, ENce So far all cheater support orgs
2020-09-30 18:00
Add BIG to this list
2020-09-30 18:45
No german Coach banned so stfu
2020-09-30 18:48
and that bug?
2020-09-30 19:12
If you ban BIG for using Jump Bug you have to ban all players cuz the bug was a direct part of the game and got trigger all the times. Valve said also it is a part of the game until we fix it. So don't matter what u think. Valve decides.
2020-09-30 19:14
by that retarded logic the coach bug and pixel walking is part of the game too and nobody should be banned. valve didn't ban BIG to save face because BIG abused that bug which was basically like an wallhack in every match that they played in the qualifier, they eliminated a bunch of teams by abusing the bug then used it in the major itself too. if valve was to punish BIG for that it would become a shitstorm because they would have to REDO the qualifier to compensate for teams that they beat while abusing the bug.
2020-09-30 19:51
#21
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Europe thr110
in apoka i trust
2020-09-30 17:57
Didn't Apoka get his ban reduced because he admitted to it? Then he claims afterwards that he is innocent? Either validate his claims of innocence or revoke the ban length reduction.
2020-09-30 18:21
Apoka is probably the most innocent out of all the banned coaches
2020-09-30 18:25
Honestly, as innocent as Guerri and ruggah, very unfortunate that they were banned.
2020-09-30 18:45
yep, and if robban can he prove he muted his mic I'd add him on the list as well
2020-09-30 19:03
+1
2020-09-30 18:48
+1, that of the dead and the guerri was right, but apoka has quite a history and he would not do such a thing, whoever saw him in 1.5 and 1.6 knows who he is
2020-09-30 21:40
What a cheat, he getting vision of his own team base!
2020-09-30 18:28
I mean if it was dust2 tho...
2020-09-30 19:19
apoka,ruggah,guerri,lmbt did nothing wrong
2020-09-30 18:30
RobbaN
2020-09-30 18:45
+1
2020-10-01 21:17
in Apoka we trust <3
2020-09-30 18:45
+1
2020-09-30 18:45
#87
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2020-09-30 23:30
apoka is a god kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-30 19:09
More than expected, I think more coaches with ban stayed in the team than got benched.
2020-09-30 19:18
Apoka is a legit dude, it's been 20 years since he's into competitive CS, and never have someone accused him of something like this. Not to mention, he always stood behind them boys. It's a shame to see that ESIC doesn't have enough evidence and has to apply a ban based on the probability of him using the bug to cheat, instead of real tangible evidences.
2020-09-30 19:39
#88
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2020-09-30 23:30
#71
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Finland J3bediah
What is up with all these orgs sticking out with the cheaters
2020-09-30 19:42
#76
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Netherlands Sem0733
How can these people be okay with this shit. PEOPLE CHEATED? HELLO? MORALS?
2020-09-30 20:07
Respect
2020-09-30 20:27
Who
2020-09-30 20:29
#89
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Brazil oldStar
Apoka = Integrity /closed.
2020-09-30 23:31
Apoka showed the screen record of the rounds that the bug happened, the man didn't move his mouse, after the first round when it didn't "debug" he immediately called the organization Apokão você representa o brasileirinho <3
2020-10-01 00:10
#96
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Argentina Jagr929
Respect Apoka
2020-10-01 02:29
#99
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Brazil drydden
Of all the coaches banned he's the only one i trust didn't use the bug to get unfair advantage, not him of all people
2020-10-01 03:27
#101
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Brazil Gaiolero
Apoka is Love, Apoka is Life! <3
2020-10-01 05:19
Who?
2020-10-01 11:17
Apoka <3
2020-10-01 13:36
:) apoka
2020-10-01 15:58
A S P X
2020-10-01 18:38
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