ENCE suspended Twista for using coach exploit in 2017
Finnish organization ENCE announced the suspension of their coach Slaava "Twista" Räsänen for using the coaching bug. The specialist personally notified the management about the game vulnerability abuse in 2017, when he worked with the iGame.com team.
The investigation is expected to take 2 to 3 weeks according to ESIC. During our consultation, ESIC stated that we are allowed to let Twista act as a coach through the investigation period, but we have decided to suspend him regardless.
While Twista has done a stellar job coaching the team at ENCE and we have no reason to believe he has had any foul play during his time with us, we take competetive integrity very seriously. Suspending him to conclude the investigation was the only course of action we saw to be right.
ENCE condemns any type of bug abuse or other ways of interrupting with the integrity of competitive gaming. We will wait for the conclusion of the investigation before further commenting on the matter.
Räsänen joined ENCE in August 2018. Since then, the team has won the StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 6, DreamHack Open Winter 2018, BLAST Pro Series Madrid 2019 and reached the major IEM Katowice 2019 final under his leadership.
Recall that earlier ESIC called on all coaches who had previously used the bug to voluntarily confess before September 13. Otherwise, the penalty will be many times greater. This opportunity has already been used by former NiP mentor Faruk "pita" Pita and Allan "Rejin" Petersen from mousesports.