In an unprecedented move this morning, Valve announced their further conviction to ban CSGO pro coaches which exploited the spectator’s bug. In an announcement made, Valve mentioned their stringent approach in following the investigative conclusion done by ESIC.

The report published by ESIC mentions several CSGO pro coaches who continued to use unfair means. The report ranks the coaches based on their intensity to exploit the bug. Although Valve had earlier announced their intent to ban 37 coaches, their follow-up action against this incident is severe.

In a story curated by Dexerto, evidently 8 coaches appear to have been banned permanently and can no longer participate in Valve powered Major events:

Permanently banned pro CSGO coaches

  • Alessandro ‘Apoka’ Marcucci
  • Morgan ‘B1GGY’ Madour
  • Bruno ‘bruno’ Ono
  • Ivan ‘F_1N’ Kochugov
  • Arthur ‘prd’ Resende
  • Allan ‘Rejin’ Petersen
  • Slaava ‘Twista’ Räsänen
  • Aleksandr ‘zoneR’ Bogatyrev

It is pertinent to note that the CSGO pro coaches in question, didn’t use third-party software to gain an unfair advantage. Not that we are endorsing the use of bugs, but Valve banning these people for life, ending their careers unprecedently also raises questions on the developer themselves.

CSGO is ridden with bugs and is due for major mechanism changes for a very long time. Valve should have done a better job in fixing ages-old bugs and broken codes, which is repeatedly been pointed out by the users from the r/GlobalOffensive Reddit community.