The Esports Integrity Coalition (EIC), an industry that is non-profit dedicated to cleaning up esports, has prohibited a player for two years after he confessed to cheating during the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship earlier this month.
Connor Huglin, who received a two year ban from competitive esports, after he was found to be using software that is third-party cheat in the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship.
It’s the first such ban handed straight down by the EIC’s disciplinary board because the organization’s formation in britain last summer.
EIC reported that the gamer in concern, Connor Huglin, whom played for Armor Legion Gaming under the display screen name ‘zonC,’ accepted a ‘plea bargain,’ after admitting using a third-party software cheat that had gone undetected by Valve’s anti-cheat software.
‘It is constantly disappointing whenever someone cheats and I am given by it no pleasure to ban a player, but cheating cannot be tolerated in e-sports,’ said Ian Smith, ESIC’s e-sports integrity commissioner. ‘It fundamentally undermines the credibility and integrity of our industry. I hope this demonstrates that ESIC will deal quickly, decisively and proportionately with cheats following a fair procedure.’
Does esports have corruption problem? It is well worth remembering that this is still a very young ‘sport,’ plus one that largely lacks oversight and reg […]