Dexerto: ESIC reveals another 52 names involved in abusing coaching bug

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is close to completing its investigation into the use of the coaching bug on the professional scene, Dexerto reports citing their sources. According to journalists, the Commission found 52 coaches involved in abusing the bug.

The news comes a year and a half after the initial investigation, when ESIC handed out 27 bans. Some of the coached punished back then, however, were subsequently acquitted.

Currently, ESIC representatives are discussing possible sanctions against those coaches who will appear in the report published. The results of the investigation are expected to be unveiled before May 9, when PGL Major Antwerp 2022 kicks off.

According to Dexerto’s sources, the long pause between the publication of the initial report and the report that is being finalized now is due to discovering new variants of the bug. In particular, if a year and a half ago it was only about the spectator camera being positioned in one place, now the evidence suggested that coaches were able to move freely around the map.

Recently, journalist Richard Lewis announced a non-public list of 27 coaches who used the bug, but were not punished. His statement was confirmed by Martin "STYKO" Styk, a board member of the Counter-Strike Professional Players Association (CSPPA).