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Four Former Velocity Gaming CS:GO Players Banned on FACEIT For Cheating

Four former players from Velocity Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) roster have faced bans on FACEIT due to suspected cheating. The bans were enacted on 25th August 2023, and have surprised the entire gaming community. These developments come as a significant blow to the players and their team, especially given Velocity Gaming’s notable presence in multiple gaming titles. Notably, Velocity Gaming’s contract with the players ended on 18th August.

Former Velocity Gaming CS:GO Roster Banned Players

Following are the players that have faced ban on FACEIT:

  • Bodhisattwa “The_Guru” Panday
  • Tamajit “Logan” Ghosal 
  • Muhammad “Syahhftw” Shyarul Daneal Bin Arif
  • Nairit “L0sttt” Banerjee

The bans issued vary in duration, with L0sttt and Logan receiving bans for two years –  from 25th August 2023 to 25th August 2025. In a more severe punishment, Syahhftw and THE-GURU have been slapped with indefinite bans, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their gaming careers. Amidst these bans, interestingly, there has been no official response from either Velocity Gaming or the players involved. 

For those unfamiliar, FACEIT is a well-established platform in competitive gaming. It provides a space for players to engage in various esports titles, offering organized tournaments, leagues, and matches. Additionally, the platform also offers an anti-cheat system that is designed to maintain a fair and balanced playing field by detecting and preventing cheating in games. In this case, it seems that FACEIT’s anti-cheat mechanism might have detected activities that breach fair play standards.

Velocity Gaming is one of the most prominent names in the esports community. It features or featured rosters in various titles like Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and Valorant. Unfortunately, it has found itself navigating uncharted waters, and the ban has raised questions on the organization.

It is important to note that Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap, Velocity Gaming’s Founder, stands as a prominent personality within the Indian gaming landscape. Notably, he has contributed immensely towards the development of the Indian gaming ecosystem. Additionally, he has been an advocate for fair gameplay in the gaming community. As this situation unfolds, it will be interesting to observe how Velocity Gaming responds and how these events might influence the future of the players and the team.


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Moin Khot
Moin Khothttp://www.talkesport.com
Moin heads the mobile gaming and esports coverage for TalkEsport. As an avid gamer himself, he has a passion for staying up to date on the latest developments and trends in gaming industry.
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