S1mple Unknowingly Logs Into a CS:GO VAC Banned Steam Account

Aditya Singh Rawat
2/Jan/2021 01:03 pm

S1mple unknowingly logs into a VAC banned Steam account while finding a silver ranked CS:GO profile.
S1mple jokes about Valve hopefully not banning him for this.
S1mple clarifies that the VAC ban on the Steam account was because of CS:GO.

The competitive CS:GO scene is on a break as the 2020 season has come to an end and players await the start of the 2021 circuit. This has given all the players a bit of time to spend time with their family, enjoy a vacation, or in Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev’s case just chill playing the game he is already so good at with some friends.

Unfortunately, this plan had to take a bit of a detour as s1mple while finding a silver ranked CS:GO account to play a few games with some of his friends unknowingly logged into a VAC banned steam account.

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S1mple Logs Into CS:GO VAC Banned Account

The Natus Vincere AWPer shared quite the story as he asked his friend to find him a silver ranked CS:GO account so they could play together, only to find out that the Steam account had a CS:GO VAC ban on record. He jokingly said that “Hope they (Valve) won’t ban me LOL”.

Further clarification by the 23-year-old Ukrainian revealed that he did not open Counter-Strike from that account and had immediately logged off from the account as soon as he found out that it had a VAC ban on record.

The above incident would surely not get the best CS:GO player in the world banned from the game or lock him out his own original account, but it is certainly not a thing to take too lightly as s1mple’s joke actually has a bitter truth behind it.

Players like Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen and Vinicius “vsm” Moreira are two talented pros who are currently facing a lifetime ban from Valve sponsored CS:GO tournaments due to a VAC ban on their previous accounts. Jamppi has even taken the matter to court by filing a lawsuit against Valve, but things are not looking too good for him at the moment.

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S1mple himself has a tendency to attract the ban hammer, as he has received a total of four Twitch bans in the last two years. Though all of them have lasted for only about a week, he is quite prone to such bans and sometimes he does not even know the reason behind them.

With the talented AWPer having extended his contract with Na’Vi until the end of 2022 and the organization enjoying quite a successful 2020 when it comes to CS:GO. Let’s see what do they have in store for us this year.

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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.