May 20, 2013
The following players have been found guilty of cheating by our AC team, and as such are now banned from all ETF2L competitions for 1 year:
Valve has recently released a major update for VAC, adding detections for numerous cheats old and new, including some that have been considered “VAC safe” for years, resulting in a huge wave of VAC bans across all Source games.
The following players have been spotted with fresh VAC bans and are now banned from all ETF2L competitions for 1 year:
Though some of these players claim the bans were only for using OpenPlugin exclusively outside of ETF2L matches, whether to trust the legitimacy of these claims is left to our players. ETF2L enforces TF2 VAC bans regardless of their cause.
As these players have not been caught cheating by our AC team, the results of their Season 15 matches will not be affected.
In an earlier newspost, we have stated that we may ignore a VAC ban, if the user can present proof from Steam Support that his account was hijacked and used to cheat in TF2 shortly before the ban. Unfortunately, one of our users attempted to exploit this opportunity by presenting sloppily falsified “evidence” that he reported his hijack to Steam Support.
For attempting fraud, Neoxyde‘s ban has now been extended by an additional 1 year.
Any attempts to bypass a League ban will result in an even longer ban on all accounts associated with the player. Don’t do it.