The Esports Integrity Coalition (EIC), an industry that is non-profit dedicated to cleaning up esports, has banned a player for two years after he confessed to cheating during the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship earlier this month.
Connor Huglin, who received a two year ban from competitive esports, after he was discovered to be using software that is third-party cheat in the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship.
It is the first such ban handed down by the EIC’s disciplinary board since the organization’s development in the UK summer that is last.
EIC reported that the ball player in question, Connor Huglin, who played for Armor Legion Gaming under the display screen name ‘zonC,’ accepted a ‘plea bargain,’ after admitting using a third-party software cheat that had gone undetected by Valve’s anti-cheat software.
‘It is always disappointing when someone cheats and it gives me no pleasure to ban a player, but cheating can not be tolerated in e-sports,’ said Ian Smith, ESIC’s e-sports integrity commissioner. ‘It fundamentally undermines the credibility and integrity of our industry. I am hoping this demonstrates that ESIC will deal quickly, decisively and proportionately with cheats following a fair process.’
Does esports have corruption issue? It’s worth remembering that this is nevertheless a very young ‘sport,’ plus one that largely lacks oversight and regul