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FaZe Clan’s YNk criticizes orgs pardoning their coaches for use of spectator bug

Serbian cannot believe that teams are allowing the guilty to stay as a part of the coaching staff.
FaZe Clan’s YNk criticizes orgs pardoning their coaches for use of spectator bug

The spectator bug drama in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive keeps ongoing and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon.

Since then Esports Integrity Commission took interest in the scandal, starting their own investigation, of which the first fruits were shared this Monday. As it turned out, 37 coaches were found out to be using the bug, and therefore were handed bans, appropriate to their violation of it.

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(Picture: ESIC)

The bans imposed by ESIC were respected by most of the companies responsible for organizing CS:GO events, such as ESL, DreamHack, and BLAST. Therefore, it meant that banned coaches are now unable to actively support their teams throughout most of the competitive play. In most cases, whether individuals purposely used the bug, they accepted punishment given to them. 

Many people in the scene logically assumed that because of that, the organization would sack banned coaches. As it turns out, the opposite has been the case. Many of them are pardoning their mentors, theoretically moving them onto analyst positions for the time being of a ban. It already happened in Heroic, OG, and Hard Legion, just to name a few. 

Naturally, such behaviour has its critics, and one of those, ex-caster turned coach, Janko "YNk" Paunović, took to Twitter to let the community knows his thoughts.

FaZe Clan YNk ESIC spectator bug
(Picture: BLAST)

He says that organizations doing so are a joke since the players in most cases clearly had to know what the coach was doing. 




There is still no proof whether the players were aware of the misuse, but logically, there its small chance players were not aware that their coach had obtained information they couldn't have possibly posses through legal means.












YNk is one of the main coaches in the CS:GO ecosystem, as of now training FaZe Clan. The Serbian was with MIBR as well in the past. He makes an important point that situations like the spectator bug scandal has soiled the entire scene. Looking at it from his point of view, few people could be surprised by his anger. 




What’s more, in its’ Monday’s statement, ESIC underlined that only 20% of the available demos were searched through, meaning the situation could get worse before it gets better. As of now most of the organizers in the scene, such as ESL, took ESIC’s restrictions into account, but there is still no official word from the game developer, Valve, who is responsible for co-organising such events as Majors.