Sunday Night Bans, Staff Changes and an Update on our Demo Infraction Policy

Date May 26, 2019

Staff Changes and an open position on the Anti-Cheat team: Apply now!

We’re glad to announce that Ireland AlesKee has completed his trial and is now a part of the staff as a League Admin.

We’re also glad to announce that Germany Amaterasu has been promoted to Head Anti-Cheat admin.

Now with the good news out of the way we are sad to announce that Spain Capu is leaving our Anti-Cheat team. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

This 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.

For more information on how to apply, click here.


Please note that some of these bans were enacted before the release of this newspost.

The following player has been caught ban evading and cheating by the Anti-Cheat team. They are banned from ETF2L for 2 years:

The following players have been caught cheating. They are banned from ETF2L for 1 year:

The following players have been caught ban evading. Furthermore,  Russia avaster supported Russia Moonshine_‘s ban evasion. They are both banned from ETF2L for 1 year:

The following player used an alt account to smurf in the Fresh Meat Challenge and then evaded their ban to play in the competition again. Because of this, the original 6 months for ban evasion are extended by another year:

The following players supported Russia kekvl‘s ban evasion and are banned alongside him for 6 months:

The following player used multiple accounts to play in the same competition and is banned from ETF2L for 3 months:

The following players failed to provide a requested demo several times. They have been banned from ETF2L for their respective durations:

  • UnitedKingdom nagle – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Russia Shioto – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • France Nyoucorn – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Iran beHqo – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Russia Frozman – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Poland fagoatse – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • England samii – not uploading demos three times – 2 months
  • Greece april – not uploading demos three times – 2 months
  • Lithuania Just1s – not uploading demos three times (see below) – 2 months

The following players have been banned from ETF2L for 2 months for severe flaming in a match:

The following player has been banned from ETF2L for 2 weeks for committing a fraud attempt regarding a demo request:

The following players have been caught with VAC bans possibly affecting TF2, and will be banned from ETF2L for one year:

+ 152 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.

Update on our Demo Infraction Policy

Old-time players normally collect a number of demo infractions during their time playing on ETF2L, just because of how the system works and the long time they have been active. To stop these players from getting banned for stacking multiple year old infractions, we are changing our demo policy: Infractions that are 4 years and older will be removed from a player’s infraction list and will no longer affect possible future bans.

Due to this change, Lithuania Just1s‘s 1 year ban for failing to upload demos four times will be reduced to a 2 month ban.

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  1. Aoshi: (Head Admin) - 800dpm - m a s o n said:

  2. Pahan: kiolox - kiti said:

    lol s-grade

  3. Liko: ︻芫═一☺ - CSPB said:

    unlucky samii

  4. milkyeu said:

    this gave me heart attack you *******

  5. dissy: REMOVE - Tissi said:

    is ry name reference to this video :D

  6. AcidPeter: marcel said:

    I’m pretty sure half of the people who are banned for the demos didn’t upload them because they weren’t aware that they were supposed to upload them. It happens quite rarely and you only get notified by email iirc. Working on a way to better notify users would probably avoid a lot of unnecessary bans.

  7. MatTj: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    I completely agree with AcidPeter here. Why not make a notification system within etf2l itself, like for the schedule proposals for example?

  8. STiNGHAN: inv said: ?

  9. Bloodis: (Legend) - sirkkels - Tissi said:

    @STiNGHAN, vani’s earliest demo request that didn’t get any demo provided for is this one which is just barely 3 years old:
    Alongside that we will only remove his ban earlier if he will provide his latest demos that were requested in Season 31.

    @AcidPeter & MatTj, if the players who haven’t provided demos are willing to give them to us even after we have banned them we are still able to unban them or at least reduce their total infraction amount. I know people have requested an on-site notification system from us for a longer time but whether we would make one is to be announced. For the time being most people have checked their emails frequently enough and have been in good communications with their team leaders to be aware of these situations.

  10. Deity: 124 - -Xe- said:

    Where’s my jedi ban post?

  11. NeuTronas: VLNC said:

    Looks like Lithuanian national team will be better after all :]

  12. Synrise: (ETF2L Donator) - GIEL - SDCK said:

    Justice for Just1s!

  13. supra: (Trial Admin) - █▀█ █▄█▀█▀ said:

    good change with the demo policy admins :)
    @Deity Jedi is *blacklisted*, not banned, so I think that’s why.
    I was waiting for it either :(

    btw from what I see Bubi’s Steam profile isn’t VAC affected from any game, thus I need to ask: how have you found him cheating?

    +now etf2l took samii’s keyboard away

  14. thaZu: (Anti Cheat Staff) - ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ - Lucrosa said:


  15. Amaterasu: (Senior Anti-Cheat Admin) - ist doof - TBC said:

    @supra An alt of Bubi got hit by a VAC and we weren’t approached about it so we put the ban on the main ETF2L account.

  16. celvn: ist doof said:

    The following players have been banned from ETF2L for 2 months for severe flaming in a match:

    CzechRepublic milkyeu
    Finland muuttolintu
    Croatia Manky

  17. MatTj: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    unlucky tbh

  18. hawaii: frozisgay - mwahl said:

    unban ry, he innocent

  19. funlover5291: AC2 said:

    When will u learn Samuel?

  20. Vans_fan said:

    All this happend because of me , its thank to my dead ass who never knew about demos request

  21. Lazybear: (Anti Cheat Staff) - MUUQ - itsallgood said:

    Sometime a ban is necessary for the request to be noticed, and that’s partly our fault for a notification system that isn’t great. Right now all team leaders of the match are e-mailed about it.

    Just a reminder that we will remove the demo infraction or ban if a user provides for the request(s) at any time.