peacemaker acquitted of ESIC's charges regarding coaching bug abuse

Imperial's coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu tweeted that the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has lifted the accusations against him of abusing the spectator mode bug in CS:GO. According to the Brazilian specialist, now he will be able to continue his career normally.

According to the information published, peacemaker challenged the ESIC's preliminary decision on the suspension with the help of his lawyer. After due consideration of the appeal, the head of the Commission, Ian Smith, accepted the evidence of innocence and dismissed the proceedings.

At the same time, Tadeu noted that he does not hold a grudge against ESIC, the preliminary decision on the suspension of which prevented him from taking part in the Major. He expressed readiness, if necessary, to assist the organization in the future.

ESIC accused peacemaker of abusing the game's vulnerability allowing to fly around the map and observe the opponents' positions. For using this type of bug, he could be banned for up to 2 years.

At the moment, the fate of the other two coaches, who were subject to preliminary punishment under the new ESIC investigation, which in total features 97 specialists, remains unknown. Together with Tadeu, 9z's coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandez and Sergey "hally" Shavaev from Team Spirit had to miss PGL Major Antwerp 2022.