When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are caught using cheats or hacks, they can kiss their professional dreams goodbye. At least that's how it used to work. Now, one of the biggest tournament organizers is only honoring Valve's ban on cheaters for two years.
Tournament organizer ESL changed its tournament rulebook to state that Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) bans against players are now being waived after two years. This effects all of ESL's CS:GO events: Intel Extreme Masters events, ESL One tournaments and ESL Pro League seasons starting with the upcoming sixth season. The one exception would be if ESL hosts a CS:GO Major like they did with ESL One Cologne in 2016, because Valve sponsors those events, in which case the cheat bans will still stand. Read more...
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