ESL Bans Australian CS:GO Player For 1 Year Over Fake ID Incident

Aditya Singh Rawat
18/Dec/2020 08:57 pm

Australian CS:GO player handed a 12-month ban by ESL for submitting a fake ID.
17-year-old player was caught circumventing an age restriction using fake documents.
He admitted to having used a false identification document to try and get around the age restriction.

Australia does not seem to be doing too well as just two months after ESIC banned seven Australian CS:GO players for a year on betting-related offences, another player from the country has been handed a 12-month ban. 

Earlier today ESL announced that 17-year-old Australian CS:GO player Tyson "⁠asap⁠" Paterson was being issued a 12-month ban over submission of a fake Identification document. The teenager had been caught submitting a falsified ID document to ESL while attempting to participate in a 2v2 tournament, that had a minimum age requirement of 18.

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ESL Bans Australian CS:GO Player Over Fake ID Incident

ESL Australia was hosting a 2v2 CS:GO competition on 28th November with an age restriction that players only above the age of 18 could participate in the tournament. Asap who plays for a local Australian CS:GO team Rooster signed up for this event despite being 17-years-old, as he had previously competed in other tournaments using his original age, immediately he came under suspicion.

ESL launched an age-verification investigation against the player, “In this process, a date-of-birth was requested and a false date-of-birth was provided.” So the organizers requested a photo ID, “To which a falsified ID document was submitted to ESL.” Asap also denied ESL’s request for video material.

As all methods to verify the player’s age were exhausted ESL gathered all the false documents along with some additional information and informed asap about a possible suspension.

“The player then went on to send a video of the real ID and admitted that he was indeed 17 and after some further talking he admitted that he had sent in a false ID to try and get around the 18+ restriction.”

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So in coordination with ESIC a decision was taken by ESL to hand a 12-month ban to asap, preventing him from participating in all DreamHack, ESL, and ESEA tournaments and leagues starting 2nd December.

As a result of this ban, Rooster had to give up their spot at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Oceania to Chiefs Esports Club, “as an investigation was active for one of their players, which meant that the team lost the third member from the qualifying lineup and thus was no longer eligible for the post.”


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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.