CSPPA asks ESIC to expedite coaching bug investigation process

The Counter-Strike Professional Players Association (CSPPA) has issued an official statement regarding an ongoing investigation into coaching bugs in the competitive scene. In particular, the Association called on the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), which is conducting the investigation, not to delay the publication of the results of the investigation.

Over the past few months, rumors have begun to surface that there are far more specialists involved in the coaching bug scandal than the number that was initially disclosed. Now it turns out that even more trainers have used one form or another of the bug.

The CSPPA board has been hard at work over the past few months to help figure out who was using variations of the bug and why they weren't affected in the first wave of bans. we appreciate and thank the other members of the community for the work done over the past few months to solve all cases and push ESIC to punish those who abused the bug.

The CSPPA appreciates the work done by ESIC, but at the same time believes that the initial investigation in 2020 was insufficient and that the punishment of the second group of trainers took too long. It is harmful to the health of the professional scene when investigations continue for a long period, as we have seen in these cases. We demand improvement and optimization of this process.

There is no room for cheating and bug abuse in CS:GO, which means we need a company like ESIC in our ecosystem. The CSPPA is aware that there have been some changes behind closed doors in how ESIC conducts its investigations. This should lead to more transparent and efficient investigations in the future. CSPPA will closely monitor ESIC and provide any assistance as needed.

Recall that before the start of PGL Major Antwerp 2022, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) filed charges against peacemaker, hally and zakk, who, to one degree or another, took advantage of a camera bug, thereby gaining an unfair advantage over their opponent. As a result, the tournament operator PGL suspended all three specialists from participating in the Major. However, this is by no means a complete list of trainers featured in the ESIC report. In particular, OverDrive called zonic another accused of using a coaching bug.