peacemaker suspension lifted by ESIC
After being accused of abusing the free-roam spectator bug, the Brazilian coach says his suspension has now been lifted after he provided evidence of his innocence.
Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu has broken his silence on his use of the infamous free-roam spectator bug, the accusations having been made mere days before the PGL Major Antwerp. As a result of the accusations, the Brazilian was barred from attending said Major and suspended from ESIC events, along with fellow coaches Rafael "zakk" Fernandes and Sergey "hally" Shavaev.
In his statement, peacemaker says that ESIC has now lifted his provisional suspension, having "accepted the arguments provided" before going on to state that we should expect an official announcement from ESIC shortly.
peacemaker gave thanks to a number of people he says assisted him in clearing his name, including Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy and Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas, who were all involved in the game in which the bug occured.
The charges levied at peacemaker were some of the latest in an ongoing saga that began back in August 2020, when the first three coaches were banned for use of the spectator bug.
Later investigations revealed that there were actually several variants of the bug and that abuse of these bugs was widespread, with a further 37 coaches banned in September of the same year, and over 100 further coaches awaiting an incoming ban wave from ESIC that was announced on May 5 of this year.
ESIC have faced much criticism of their handling of the investigation, with coach zakk lamenting the fact his ban came so long after the conclusion of the investigation, Spirit directly criticising the investigation into their own coach hally, and peacemaker himself calling the bans a "questionable decision" in a Twitlonger.