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- Red Bull and FACEIT officially announce that the winners of Red Bull Flick Finland Tournament have been disqualified and banned.
- After a review of all the data against the accused team, FACEIT came to the conclusion that the team was indeed cheating.
- They will be replaced by the runners up at the European Closed Qualifier.
The winners of the Red Bull Flick Finland Final Tournament, woldes & jezayyyy have officially been accused of cheating at the tournament by both Red Bull and FACEIT after the two were called out by the community for blatantly cheating in a showmatch against the ENCE duo of Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen and Aleksi "allu" Jalli.
As informed by Red Bull earlier, though they were responsible for hosting the tournament everything was being run by FACEIT, right from the admins to the anti-cheat software. After going through all the data and reviewing the matter involving the accused team once again, FACEIT has issued a ban against them, automatically disqualifying them from the tournament.
Instead, the runners up of the event ‘eNhAnCeD’ will now be representing Finland in the European Closed Qualifier, which is scheduled to take place this coming weekend.
FACEIT giving further clarification on the incident issued the following statement,
“Unfortunately, due to a technical issue introduced by last week's release, information on a few types of cheat detections was not temporarily available within our infrastructure by our Anti-Cheat operation team.
This lack of visibility and the fact that those types of detections were not yet managed with any immediate and automated “kick & ban” strategy, created a delay for the two players to be banned (alongside 80 other players involved in other competitions across the FACEIT platform).”
Mikzuu and ykis, who are members of the runners up team eNhAnCeD will now be representing Finland in the EU Closed QUalifier on 30th May.