The latest high profile coach to be implicated in the scandal is mousesports’ coach Allan “Rejin” Petersen after he admited to using it in 2018.
Since the initial three bans on the coaches of Heroic, mibr and Hard Legion, the scandal is getting worse. On September 4 Rejin publicly apologized for abusing the glitch on Twitter.
Statement about my use of the coaching bug during my time with Tricked (2018)
I am truly sorry and I would like to apologize to the teams, all the fans out there, the whole community, Tricked, Mousesports, the players, my family and friends and everyone.. https://t.co/MLsB5o8Y2P
— Rejin (@RejinCS) September 4, 2020
mousesports has already reacted to the situation and suspended Rejin for the time being until a full investigation has been concluded.
(1/3) Our coach @RejinCS admitted knowing and using the coaching bug on different occasions in his role as a coach with his former team Tricked. After investigating the case and working with @michau9_, we can confirm it has never happened in any mousesports games. pic.twitter.com/faiqnws1SZ
— mousesports (@mousesports) September 4, 2020
The mousesports coach is not the only coach also confessing to abusing the bug as former Ninjas in Pyjamas coach Faruk “pita” Pita also publicly admitted to the usage. In his Tweetlonger he also said that he notified Valve of the issue in 2018 to no avail as the bug was still in the game.
I fucked up..
— Faruk Pita (@pitaCSGO) September 4, 2020
Further down the pole of established teams other confessions have also taken place. The coach for Gambit Youngsters Ivan “F_1N” Kochugov has also admitted to abusing the glitch and has been suspended by Gambit until investigations are concluded.
This decision remains in effect until an official verdict is issued by @ESIC_Official, whom Ivan had notified of this incident.
We intend to conduct our own internal investigation simultaneously with the official one.
— Gambit Esports (@GambitEsports) September 5, 2020
The glitch abuse seens to have seen widespread use and the Esports Integrity Coalition has already announced to be leading an investigation into all the replays up to 2016. The organisation has also encouraged coaches to come forward as they have opened a “confession period” until September 13 in which offenders might expect more leniency.
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