Three CS: GO coaches were suspended by ESL for at least six months after abusing an in-game camera bug that allowed them to see in the enemy team’s spawn area and other areas of the map hidden from players.
Banned include Aleksandr ‘MechanoGun’ Bogatiryev of Hard Legion Esports, MiBR coach Ricardo ‘dead’ Sinigaglia and Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen, whose Heroic team were recently crowned champions at ESL Cologne.
The suspensions were announced on August 31, just a day after the end of ESL One: Cologne 2020, and Heroic walked away with $ 150,000 in cashprize.
This was all due to a new bug discovered in CS: GO that allowed a team coach to be a spectator anywhere on the map, without anyone else knowing.
Some fans and commentators are already saying that it could delegitimize all results of the 2020 “online only” era in CS: GO, as it could be one of many possible cheats and exploits that have yet to be found.