KRIMZ Vac Ban related to Esportal anticheat

The vac ban received by Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson and other Swedish csgo pros seem to be related to Matchmaking platform esportal.

Photo: DreamHack

Earlier, the csgo scene was rocked by the news of Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson receiving a VAC Ban on his Steam account.

The Fnatic rifler took to Twitter to appeal to Valve and the CSGO developers to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

However, it seems this is another case of a third-party anticheat causing the bans. This time around, the anti-cheat in question is that of Swedish MatchMaking portal Esportal, which seems to have caused this to a handful of Swedish csgo players; professional and otherwise.

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This is the second such case after a host of Asian pros received VAC Bans on their accounts, which were accredited or found to have correlation with the fact that they all played on Asian MatchMaking portal 5E.

Freddy “KRiMZ” Johansson from fnatic has been handed Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban. 26-year-old from Sweden is a two-time major winner. // Photo: DreamHack

Esportal have issued a statement iterating that they have entered into a dialogue with Valve to rectify whatever is causing the issue and have also responded to a user on Twitter, stating that they are waiting for confirmations and/or from Valve.

We are aware of the situation regarding VAC bans. We have reached out to CSGO for more information surrounding this. We see no reason to be worried, our developers are waiting for contact from Valve and it will probably be solved soon.

Esportal on Twitter

Interestingly, it seems Esportal is not solely responsible as Swedish Counter Strike legend Christopher ‘Get_RighT’ Alesund highlighted that he is a frequent user of the Esportal platform and that he did not receive a ban.

For looking into this vac bans that happened today or similar, it seems to be connected to AC of esportal that affected some people.. I’m just wondering if it’s random? Since I played esportal yesterday and I haven’t received a ban

GeT_RiGhT on twitter

It will be intriguing to see why such third-party MatchMaking platforms are continuously flagged by Valve’s ever-developing anticheat system.