QZ’s game ban lifted, account status restored

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We had reported of a potential hack being detected in China, according to this Reddit post. Following which another post suggested famous pro-QZ had received a game ban on his account.

The reports now appear contrary as the game ban has been lifted from the account. The reason is still unknown but it’s clear the game ban is no longer in effect. Which also means the whole inventory is now accessible as per the Steam’s default terms, with no trade ban whatsoever.

According to our initial investigation on the banned accounts, hundreds of thousands of dollars turned worthless. QZ’s account now seems to have recovered.

TyLoo QZ series is very similar to what happened in India with f0rsaken. QZ was earlier in controversy when he was handed a VAC during MSI Beat It 2013. An inquiry was opened and ESL was notified and it was confirmed, QZ had indeed a VAC on one of his accounts.

In the recent past, adjacent to 2016, TyLoo was disqualified from Asia Minor after it was unveiled QZ had a VAC. Well, you could argue that this VAC/Game Ban wave could be a result of the aftermath of the forsaken saga. Not to forget if you’re caught cheating in China, you can even get a sentence in prison. This is not the first time though. Valve has earlier banned cheaters as much as 60,000 on a single day.

According to this Reddit post, several other accounts have also been handed VAC & few got Overwatch bans. Players such as Blackmamba, w1nd & OZ had received the Overwatch bans.

We shall update you as soon as we have more information on this.

31.10.2018 // UTC 05:00 PM – UPDATE: The earlier version of the story reported QZ had got VAC, instead, its a GAME ban just yet.
31.10.2018 // UTC 06:47 PM – UPDATE: QZ has now been unbanned.

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Pranav Nalawade

Pranav Nalawade

Editor in Chief at TalkEsport. VFX artist who enjoys CS:GO as much as he writes about it.