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Former NiP Coach Pita Admits to Using Spectator Bug, Reveals How The Bug Worked

Aditya Singh Rawat
4/Sep/2020 03:17 pm

Former NiP coach Pita comes forward with a confession to having used the spectator bug.
He had abused the bug against mousesports during ESL Pro League Season 8.
Pita had reported the spectator bug to Valve twice but no action was taken against it.

Hours after ESIC announced that they would be opening an inquiry into the investigation of the crucial spectator bug exploit, providing a ‘Confession Period’ to all offenders to come ahead with an admission of their wrongdoing. Former NiP coach Faruk "pita" Pita took to Twitter admitting that he had used the bug against mousesports during ESL Pro League Season 8 back in November 2018. He went on to reveal how he thinks the bug actually works while also stating that he had reported the same to Valve, but despite his efforts no action was taken.

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Pita Admits To Have Used The Spectator Bug

The 29-year-old CS:GO coach who was a former Counter-Strike player has come forth to confess that he had used the spectator bug almost two years ago in November 2018 against mousesports during the team’s last ESL Pro League Season 8 match.

“I want to be honest and say that I had this free look cam on for 5-6 rounds (not 100% sure since it was a long time ago). I should have reconnected immediately, but I didn’t and that’s where I did wrong.”

Pita said that the match in which he abused the bug was not an important one as mousesports had already qualified for the finals and were playing for a better seeding while they had already been relegated, “It was just a game to be played from our end.”

Not trying to use it as an excuse Pita further stated that “Right after the match I contacted Valve on Twitter in a private message.” He had reported the incident out of remorse after having used the bug for 5-6 rounds.

“We didn’t play much online games in NiP so I wanted to get this fixed for the sake of the community.”

Four months later when Pita had figured out how exactly the bug worked he once again contacted Valve via a private message on Twitter but received no response.

“If they would have listened to me when I contacted them in 2018 nothing of this today would’ve happened, and I could’ve potentially been the only case.”

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Pita Explains How The Bug Worked

In his confession Pita explained how the bug used to work considering that Valve has fixed it in its recent update. According to him the spectator bug is triggered when someone types ‘coach’ in console and no other teammate on the server is alive for the POV (Point Of View) to be switched onto them. When such a situation arises “the camera gets stuck on the position you type coach.”

Having explained how the bug works Pita said that at the time he had abused it he had no idea how it worked and it was actually the first time ever that something like that had transpired with him.

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The player turned coach went on to apologies for what he had done taking full responsibility of his actions and accepting whatever punishment awaited him. He stated that he never used the bug after this one instance and that whenever the spectator bug happened again he simply used to stop it by pressing keys 1-10.

“If there’s any admin who want to confirm that from my POVs in online games I’d be happy to assist with my demos. I hope you guys can forgive me one day but I understand if you won’t.”

The player utilised the ‘Confession Period’ granted by ESIC, coming forth with his confession hours after the announcement. Let’s see what consequences await him as ESIC will be handing out a verdict soon.



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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.