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