The Esports Integrity Coalition (EIC), an industry that is non-profit dedicated to cleaning up esports, has banned a player for two years after he confessed to cheating during the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship earlier this thirty days.
Connor Huglin, who received a two year ban from competitive esports, after he was found to be using software that is third-party cheat in the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship.
It is the first such ban handed down by the EIC’s disciplinary board because the organization’s development in the UK last summer.
EIC reported that the gamer in concern, Connor Huglin, who played for Armor Legion Gaming under the display screen name ‘zonC,’ accepted a ‘plea bargain,’ after admitting using a third-party software cheat that had gone undetected by Valve’s anti-cheat software.
‘It is constantly disappointing whenever someone cheats and it offers me no pleasure to ban a player, but cheating can not be tolerated in e-sports,’ stated Ian Smith, ESIC’s e-sports integrity commissioner. ‘It fundamentally undermines the credibility and integrity of our industry. I really hope this demonstrates that ESIC will deal quickly, decisively and proportionately with cheats following a reasonable procedure.’
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