Admissions of hacking by three professional CS GO Accounts players have cast a shadow of suspicion on the CSGO boosting competitive scene. The outed players, Hovik “KQLY” Tovmassian, Simon “smn” Beck, and Gordon “Sf” Giry each received in-game bans through VAC earlier this week. The revelations call into question the players’ past performances, both during online tournaments and at LAN events, where the cheat, which allegedly connects through a player’s Steam Workshop, could have been used. For some in the scene, the news also presents the uncomfortable possibility that other professional players have used similar, still-undetected cheats in tournament play.
These revelations could not have come at a worse time for CS:GO e-sports—we’re days away from the biggest tournament in the game’s history, DreamHack Winter 2014.
Professional CS:GO players have been VAC banned before, but arguably not such high-profile players. KQLY, the most prominent player of the three, admitted in a statement on Facebook (that I’ve translated from French using Facebook’s integrated tool) that he had used a third-party program “for seven days.” KQLY denied using the program while he was a member of Titan (during the DreamHack Invitational, for example, which Titan won). “As you may have seen yesterday, I was banned by VAC and unfortunately it was justified,” KQLY wrote. “I wanted to say that I am really sorry for all the people who supported me, I am aware that with my bullshit, my career is now over and my team in a very bad position. They did not deserve it.”
When he was offered use of the program, KQLY says, the provider reassured him that “many pro players” were using it.
KQLY usded third party programs but we are Legit and safe without third Party Programs so don’t worry the cs go accounts are safe.