December 9, 2018
Some of these bans were enacted before the release of this newspost.
The following players have been caught cheating by the AC team. They are banned from ETF2L for 1 year:
The following player has played on an alt account while being banned. Their ban is extended for 1 year:
TheFieryBreeze supported him so he is banned alongside him for 6 months.
The following player has used a teammate’s account while being banned. Their ban is extend for 1 year:
The following players failed to provide a requested demo several times. They have been banned for their respective durations.
- E H E – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- Piggles – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- 31 – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- bluR- – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- Shulqiple – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- smoogle – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- mezzo – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- iatgink – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
- Just1s – not uploading demos three times – 2 months
- vani – not uploading demos four times – one year
The following players have been caught with VAC bans possibly affecting TF2, and will be banned from the league for one year:
+ 56 inactive ETF2L accounts.
As these players have not been caught cheating by our staff, their match results are not affected.
If you were banned due to a VAC ban on your Steam account that doesn’t affect TF2, please contact an admin to get the ETF2L ban removed.
The Anti-Cheat Team is stocking up again, apply now!
The remaining Anti-Cheat staff would like to take this opportunity to thank the very knowledgeable players Collaide and MIGHTY BURGER ツ for their continued hard work and commitment over their Anti-Cheat career. They will be missed and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Meanwhile Amaterasu has completed her trial period and we welcome her aboard the staff fully.
However this still leaves an open position for anyone interested in working for a league free from cheaters. Anti-Cheat admins ensure fair competition in the league by analyzing submitted evidence for signs of cheats and issuing bans to confirmed cheaters. Submitted evidence is rarely clear-cut – most cases are challenging and involve a fair bit of “forensic work”.
Anti-Cheat staff need to have a good sense of trust and morality, additionally be excited by detective work and technical aspects of the source engine that come with demo viewing and cheats and such. It’s also important to have no bias and be respectful of the democratic process on voting.
Please don’t be intimidated to apply, it’s a position that you can really only improve on with real experience.