K23 suspended Solaar for coach bug abuse
Judge Michal Slovinsky, who had previously published an investigation into the use of a coaching bag on the professional stage, shared part of the demo with K23 mentor Aset "Solaar" Sembiyev. The coach used the vulnerability throughout the whole game against FATE during the eighth week of the Malta Vibes tournament.
Hopefully last one: here is a clip of Solaar abusing coaching bug during Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 8, in a match vs. FATE on train. He did for all 21 rounds. pic.twitter.com/NS7O1IlEj6— Michal Slowinski (@michau9_) September 2, 2020
K23 has stated that it opposes all forms of fraud and has suspended Solaar from the team indefinitely.
We oppose any form of unsportsmanlike or dishonest behavior or using of third party software, including game bugs. We are currently fully aware of this situation and are willing to cooperate with the MO and provide them with any information that may assist in their investigation.
The coach is suspended from the team indefinitely, whether at official or practice matches, and we look forward to the outcome of the investigation.
Sembiyev shared his own version of what had happened and admitted that he had done wrong by receiving information about the opponent's actions.
I had never heard about this bug before and had never encountered it, much less used it deliberately. The only time I had additional information occurred at the Malta Vibes tournament against Fate on one of the sides (we were playing for CT side).
It happened in the following way. After the knife round the game started, we chose the CT side and I stepped back. When I went to the computer I saw that the camera was hanging over the T spawn, which surprised me because I had never seen anything like it before. I confess that I did not act in a sporting manner, not telling the judges and continuing to play the side with additional information about the map, which I regret very much. I would like to express my sincere apologies to my opponents in the person of FATE, as well as to the players and organizations that were not aware of what was happening.