Valve reduce Rejin's Major ban following appeal
Allan "Rejin" Petersen has successfully appealed his coaching bug ban and will be allowed to participate in Majors in the second half of 2024.
Danish ex-coach Rejin will be allowed to participate in Valve-sponsored competitions again from the second 2024 Major after his ban for use of the coaching bug was reduced to five Majors.
This is a result of the 35-year-old's successful appeal with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), in which he "substantiated that the extent of [his] bug exploitation was not as initially calculated." This appeal was accepted by Valve, according to the regulatory body.
ESIC used so-called "demerit points" to determine the length of their coaching bans, a value that was based on the number of matches and rounds in which the bug was used and that Valve later took over to issue Major bans of varying lengths.
Rejin was originally assigned eight points for his offenses, enough to receive a permanent Major ban. This has now been revised to five points and five Majors following the appeal, which means his ban will expire following the conclusion of PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen in March.
Best known for his time in MOUZ, which ended as a result of his ban in late 2020, Rejin has served in several different staff roles in MAD Lions, Entropiq, and Endpoint. Since June he has served as the Sports Director of Danish organization Sashi.