Esports Referee Explains Why It Is Hard To Obtain Evidence for CS:GO Coaching Bug Abuse

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CS:GO Coaching Bug Abuse Evidence Is Hard to Obtain Says Esports Referee

This is why it is hard to catch a player's involvement in the coaching bug abuse.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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ESIC has opened an investigation into HUNDEN's claim against some former Heroic teammates, for their alleged involvement in the infamous coaching bug abuse.
Michal Slowinski - an esports referee, has explained why it is tough to obtain hard evidence to prove that a player or team was involved in the bug abuse.
The main reasons pointed out by him are tournament organizers not archiving their server logs and no Team Speak recordings from before September 2020.

The infamous CSGO coaching bug abuse is once again under the scanner, as ESIC has officially opened an investigation into Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's claims that some of his former Heroic teammates were involved and aware of him using the bug. HUNDEN even provided two pieces of what he claims to be evidence, publicly against René "TeSeS" Madsen and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen, which were released via TV2.dk.

There was a huge uproar within the CS:GO community following the release of these pieces of evidence, with many players coming forth to give their opinions on social media. Amidst this chaos, esports referee and someone who has been a major part of the investigation related to the coaching bug abuse - Michal Slowinski, explains why it is tough to obtain hard evidence against players or teams that might have abused this bug.

Esports referee reveals why evidence against CS:GO coaching bug abuse is hard to obtain

Michal Slowinski has been one of the active investigators when it comes to the historic CS:GO coaching bug scandal. He had initially helped ESL unravel the existence of such a bug and that it had been abused by multiple teams, before helping ESIC once they started a formal investigation into the matter.

Since HUNDEN came forward with potential evidence to back his claims about multiple former Heroic players being involved in the coaching bug abuse, it has become the focal point of all the discussions with ESIC officially opening an investigation into this case on 6th September.

Soon after the announcement of this investigation, popular CS:GO caster and host, Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat asked whether it was hard to find solid evidence against teams or players to prove that they abused the coach bug.

To this, the esports referee Slowinski elaborated on why it was tough to collect solid evidence:

  1. Most tournament organizers do not archive their server logs, which are one of the main sources of information about what goes on within the servers.

  2. The next best thing is Team Speak recordings, but even those were not required before September 2020. So for cases before that particular date, it is tough to get a hold of such files as well.

Michal Slowinski input on evidence for CS:GO coahing bug abuse

As per ESIC, evidence was submitted by HUNDEN on 4th September and they state that, "Despite the fact that this allegation is contrary to previous public statements Mr. Petersen has made, ESIC has opened a formal investigation into the matter."

ESIC further said that due to the public nature of this matter, they have listed everything transparently on the website where all the updates related to the case will be updated as and when required.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.