Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is arguably one of the greatest CSGO players of all time, but it seems like the star has found himself amid some trouble after he unknowingly logged into a Steam account with a VAC ban on CSGO.
As claimed by the 23-year-old himself, s1mple was looking for a silver-ranked CSGO account to play with his friends when the unfortunate incident happened.
S1mple resorted to Twitter to inform his fans regarding the incident. He also expressed his concern about getting banned from official tournaments as a result of it.
“Just asked a friend to find a random account with a silver rank to play together, went into it and there is a VAC BAN (CSGO), hope they won’t ban me,” s1mple said on Twitter.
However, he clarified that he didn’t actually open CSGO from the account since he already noticed the VAC ban and proceeded to log out of it immediately.
While it’s highly unlikely that s1mple will receive a ban based on this alone, professional players getting banned from the pro circuit for having alternate accounts with VAC bans aren’t unheard of in the past.
In fact, such was the case for Finnish CSGO pro Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen who attempted to sue Valve for his ban.