ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 29: A general view of play during the ELEAGUE: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship finals at Fox Theater on January 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has announced that it will be launching an investigation into the use of spectator bug exploit in CS:GO, with evidence emerging that the use of it could go back as far as 2016. In case you missed when it first broke earlier this week, it was initially announced that three coaches were suspended for anywhere between 6 and 12 months and had to give up any winnings from tournaments in which it was determined that they cheated, using an exploit that allowed them to place the camera of the coaches view in the map and essentially allowed them to “spy” on the opposing team. The initial announcement was pretty shocking, as it pretty much removed MIBR from being able to compete in the ESL Season 12 finals, and also saw coaches from Heroic and Hard Legion also banned from ESL and ESIC. Check out this quick clip of what the “cheating” looked like from the MIBR coach.

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The CS:GO cheating scandal explodes after initial allegations of suspending three coaches now involves 25,000 matches being under review all the way back to 2016 and has another coach ADMITTING to cheating for one of the greatest teams of all time. Plus, T1’s League of Legends team is threatening LEGAL ACTIONS after a deluge of death threats against their players and coaches after the benching of Faker. And, Apex Legends removes a racial slur that was programmed into the game and recorded as a voice line after outcry from the Asian player base that the line was outright racist and offensive.

More CS:GO Cheating

However, more coaches have now come to light as using the exploit and we are sure to see more exposed as the ESIC is now saying that they are going to be reviewing 25 thousand demos of matches going all the way back to 2016, including matches from ESL, Dreamhack, BLAST, WePlay, Eden Esports, UMB, UCC, and more.

The weird thing though? The ESIC has given a “confession period” for another nine days from the time of this video posting. During that time, if a player or coach admits their guilt, their admission will be considered when it comes to dealing with their punishments. So, you can admit it, and you may still get in trouble, but it may not be as bad if you confess. This is crazy, and we will be following up soon on who else is going to take advantage of the confession period so that they can be punished a little less.


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