Valve lifts Rejin's lifetime ban from Majors
Valve has lifted the lifetime ban from majors for Dane Allan "Rejin" Petersen, who was sanctioned in 2020 for abusing a spectator mode bug. This became possible due to a successful appeal with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).
In a press release, ESIC shared that Rejin filed an appeal in the spring of 2023, after which the Commission examined the coach's evidence and concluded that the scale to which he used the bug was not so significant.
ESIC sent the results of the appeal to Valve, which accepted them and reduced the punishment from lifelong ban to ban from five Majors since the sanction was imposed. Thus, Petersen will be able to return to Majors after PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024, which will take place in the spring of 2024.
Notably, Rejin became one of the many coaches who were sanctioned in September 2020 for the so-called coaching bug abuse. The Dane used it in 2017 and 2018 when he worked with the Tricked team.
Three years ago, following punishment from ESIC and Valve, Petersen was fired from MOUZ. Subsequently, he worked as the manager of MAD Lions, an analyst at one of the Entropiq squads, a coach at Endpoint, and since the summer of this year he occupies the position of Sports Director at Sashi.