ESIC Bans 37 Coaches Involved In The Bug Scandal


ESIC Bans 37 Coaches Involved In The Bug Scandal

Following ESL and Valve’s decision to ban and reprimand CS:GO coaches caught exploiting the game’s coaching bug, The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) announced on Monday that the organization will ban 37 coaches as part of their own investigation into the scandal.

ESIC, an esports watchdog, will ban 37 coaches for periods ranging from 3.75 to 36 months, depending on the gravity of the issue and the progress of the investigation. The organization plans to give more updates in the coming weeks and finish its probe by the end of October.

Here’s the complete list of coaches receiving ESIC-imposed bans:

  • Slaava “⁠Twista⁠” Räsänen (2 cases) – 15.75 months (12.50% concessions)
  • Peter “⁠casle⁠” Sørensen (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Rodrigo “⁠dinamo⁠” Haro (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Arno “⁠ArnoZ1K4⁠” Junior (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Allan “⁠Rejin⁠” Petersen (7) – 19.8 months (45%)
  • Eliomar “glou” Hernandez (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Arthur “⁠prd⁠” Resende (5) – 10 months (0%)
  • Alexey “⁠NooK⁠” Kozlovskiy (1) – 7.5 months (25%)
  • Henrique “⁠rikz⁠” Waku (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Alessandro “⁠Apoka⁠” Marcucci (6) – 5.4 months (85%)
  • Aleksandr “⁠zoneR⁠” Bogatiryev (16) – 36 months (0%)
  • Germán “hellpa” Morath (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Egor “fuRy^” Morin (1) – 7.5 months (25%)
  • Aset “⁠Solaar⁠” Sembiyev (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Nicolai “⁠HUNDEN⁠” Petersen (2) – 8 months (20%)
  • Ricardo “⁠dead⁠” Sinigaglia (5) – 6.5 months (35%)
  • Nicholas “⁠guerri⁠” Nogueira (2) – 4 months (60%)
  • Faruk “⁠pita⁠” Pita (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Erik “⁠AKIMOV⁠” Akimov (1) – 7.5 months (25%)
  • Ivan “⁠F_1N⁠” Kochugov (6) – 8.75 months (12.50%)
  • Bruno “⁠ellllll⁠” Ono (3) – 10 months (0%)
  • Pedro “⁠peu⁠” Lopes (2) – 5 months (0%)
  • Robert “⁠RobbaN⁠” Dahlström (1) – 5.5 months (45%)
  • Mariusz “⁠Loord⁠” Cybulski (2) – 6 months (40%)
  • Anton “⁠ToH1o⁠” Georgiev (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Andrey “⁠Andi⁠” Prokhorov (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Milan “⁠pepik⁠” Gellebra (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Morgan “⁠B1GGY⁠” Madour (3) – 7.5 months (25%)
  • Christian “⁠chrille⁠” Lindberg (2) – 10 months (0%)
  • Sergey “⁠starix⁠” Ischuk (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Alexander “⁠ave⁠” Holdt (1) – 6 months (40%)
  • Jasmeet “⁠RoSeY⁠” Gill (1) – 10 months (0%)
  • Sergey “⁠lmbt⁠” Bezhanov (3) – 7.5 months (25%)
  • Henrik “⁠FeTiSh⁠” Christensen (1) – 3.75 months (25%)
  • Mikołaj “⁠miNirox⁠” Michałków (1) – 3.75 months (25%)
  • Nikolay “⁠pNshr⁠” Paunin (1) – 3.75 months (25%)
  • Casper “⁠ruggah⁠” Due (1) – 3.75 months (25%)

Based on ESL and Valve’s initial investigations, some of the names on the list had never been associated with the scandal. The majority is already part of ESEA’s preliminary list.

While the investigation is ongoing, the 37 coaches are given a chance to talk about the issue, confess their involvement, and assist the organization in the investigation. A successful cooperation with ESIC may grant a coach one of the following ban reductions:

  • Confession prior to the investigation announcement – 40% ban period reduction
  • Confession accepted in full – 25% ban period reduction
  • Confession accepted partially – 12.5% ban period reduction
  • Assistance in the investigation – 20% ban period reduction