Through a blog post on April 15th, Valve has announced some big changes to their RMR eligibility guidelines and how VAC bans would affect the pros willing to participate in Valve-sponsored events.
Till now, CSGO players that had received a VAC ban at some point in the past would be unable to participate in any Valve-sponsored events.
This rule has stayed in place since the dawn of the competitive shooter and hasn’t seen an update since then, which has made Valve announce some revamps to the RMR eligibility guidelines.
Moving forward, CSGO players will only not be able to participate in Valve-affiliated tournaments if they received a VAC ban less than 5 years prior, or if it was received at any point in time after their first participation in a Valve-sponsored event (for instance, after participating in a qualifier for an RMR event).
“Note that VAC bans stay in place with all of their other effects; the only change is how they influence your eligibility to play in Valve-sponsored events,” the blog post stated.