Counter Strike Global Offensive has changed its competition rules Players banned for violating Valve’s anti-cheat system. Previously this Bans were permanent; Players who have been banned for VAC violations in the past can now participate in Valve-sponsored events under certain circumstances.
In a post on the CS: GO Blog Earlier this week about the game’s upcoming Regional Majors Rankings (RMR) seasonValve wrote that
In the future, a VAC ban will only exclude a player from an event if it occurs either less than 5 years previously or at any time after their first participation in a Valve-sponsored event (e.g. after participating in an event) received qualification for an RMR event). Note that VAC bans remain in place, with all of their other effects. The only change is how they affect your eligibility to participate in Valve sponsored events.
T.The reason for the change is that the previous VAC rules “hadn’t seen an update as the game was new and everything CS: GO VAC bans were relatively new. But VAC bans can now be older than 8 years. That’s why we decided to update it. “
T.The rule change affects two prominent players in particular. One is Elias “JamppiOlkkonen, who received a VAC ban in 2015 and sued Valve before jumping to Appreciation. Olkkonen tweeted on April 15th, “Officially … Unbanned … Thank you CS: GO. ”
Fans have also brought up the case of Vinicius “VSMMoreira, a Brazilian player who received a VAC ban in 2014. VSM tweeted a photo uninstall from itself Appreciation
Other sporting event organizers have changed their rules on VAC bans in recent years. In 2017 the ESL has changed its guidelines VAC banned players older than two years can participate CS: GO Events. This rule change was controversial.
In this case, Fans on the CS: GO reddit seem happy with the decision. How one Smart summarized it: “Five years are still enough [a] Careers in CS when you were just a dumb kid and it should be enough to say goodbye to the competition CS, if you were old enough to understand the implications and did it anyway. “
(H / t Ars Technica)