10 February 2015

Why Valve Bans Counter Strike PROS in Playing CS:GO

If you are too good to play in Counter-Strike then probably you will not be eligible in playing  CS:GO event by Valve. Well, at least, 19 professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players will not allow to play in the event, the company announced.

In a GameSpot post, Valve has banned 19 players from sponsored events and instructed players to never bet on games.

The news broke with an alleged CS Pros teams intentionally fixing match in recent competitions. Valve conducted its own investigation and after reviewing historical activity and information from players, Valve will not allow the following players to participate on its CS:GO event partners.
  1. Kevin “Uzzziii” Vernel
  2. Joey “fxy0” Schlosser
  3. Robin “GMX” Stahmer
  4. Morgan “B1GGY” Madour
  5. Damian “DiAMon” Zarski
  6. Michal “bCK” Lis
  7. Jakub “kub” Pamula
  8. Mateusz “matty” Kolodziejczyk
  9. Michal “michi” Majkowski
  10. Karol “rallen” Rodowicz
  11. Mikolaj “mouz” Karolewski
  12. Grzegorz “SZPERO” Dziamalek
  13. Pawel “innocent” Mocek
  14. Jacek “minise” Jeziak
  15. Robin “r0bs3n” Stephan
  16. Tahsin “tahsiN” Sarikaya**
  17. Koray “xall” Yaman**
  18. Ammar “am0” Cakmak**
  19. Antonin “TONI” Bernhardt**
Counter-Stike: CS
** Note that this additionally players will not eligible to participate in the $250, 000 ESL One Katowice tournament.
"Because of this, we will always assume that you have access to private CS:GO-related 'inside information' that might give you an unfair advantage when placing a bet on any CS:GO game or match," Valve said.
Valve also clarified that it is a "Recommendation", NOT  a rule, though VALVE obviously has no problem banning players if they don't heed.

"It’s important to consider the substantial impact an individual professional Counter-Strike player has on the health and stability of the sport. Performing before an audience of millions of fans, you are ambassadors for your game – the strength of professional Counter-Strike comes from the integrity of its players and teams." ~ Valve
Valve is also clearly aware that these incidents reflect poorly on eSports and endanger its future.
Source: GameSpot


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