Nicolai "moxxi" Tinggaard and Emil "zaider" Brandt have received bans from the Danish community site XplayN.com, two years and one year respectively.
On the first day of September, the Danish community site XplayN.com brought news, which accused the duo of cheating. The news was built around facebook conversations between Nicolai "moxxi" Tinggaard and Emil "zaider" Brandt, which allegedly took place before the match against SK Gaming in our Xperia PLAY prelude.
The conversations shows the duo chatting about using shady methods (cheating) in the match against SK Gaming, as well as the possibility to use it in practice games. The conversations were in Danish, for those wishing to read them, then a complete package of the screenshots can be downloaded by clicking here.
XplayN.com, which is not just the Danish community site, but also organizer of various e-sport activities in Denmark, today went on to issue bans to both players.
Tinggaard was given a two year ban from all XplayN.com activities, based on his ban at PlayZeek.com (moxxi's profile), which is an international network for gathers, FFA and more, but also the conversations with Brandt, which to XplayN.com is very revealing on the matter of using cheat. Tinggaard has however claimed that it was not him playing on the account when it got banned. Tinggaard's ban will expire on September 5, 2013.
Brandt received a one year ban from all XplayN.com activities, only based on the conversations with Tinggaard. Brandt will see his ban expire on September 5, 2012.
HLTV.org has been in contact with Brandt, who admitted that duo had the conversations about cheating against SK Gaming, but by the same token disagree with XplayN.com, that his ban was issued based on screenshots from a facebook conversation.
"The entire case reflects on Nicolai and I having facebook conversations, which took place about six months ago, in which we joked on the matter of cheating against SK Gaming and how it should be used.
Today I received a one year ban from all tournaments held by XplayN.com, which is based on the conversations and on the conversations only. I can't understand how a ban can be issued on speculations whether I have cheated or not.
I have several times offered people my in-eye demos from the match against SK, in order to kill the rumors of me using any type of cheat. People, including XplayN, have furthermore had the option to confirm/deny the facebook conversation by downloading the HLTV demo and study my play, to determine if there is anything shady.
Instead XplayN decided to ban me on the conversations that took place between Nicolai and I. I have cheated before, but it is so far back I can't even remember when it was. It's history – innocent until proven opposite." - Emil "zaider" Brandt told HLTV.org.
Event organizers in Denmark have previous had a zero-tolerance policy, meaning if a player was banned by one event organizer, then others would follow. The policy is however seemingly not currently active, meaning it is by now unknown if the duo will receive bans from other Danish event organizers, or for the matter non-Danish organizers.