Staff Changes, Tuesday Evening Bans, Team Leaders and Alt Accounts

Date October 29, 2019

Staff Changes

We are glad to announce that UnitedKingdom Acecle and Germany BlueBunny have both completed their Anti-Cheat admin trials and are now part of the staff. Additionally we welcome France Kaylus to our League Admin staff, who has successfully completed his trial period as well.

Meanwhile Norway Lazybear assumes an advisory role on the Anti-Cheat team.

Bans

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

Cheating

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

Ban Evasion, Multiaccounting and Account Sharing

The following player has evaded their ban on ETF2L and will be banned for an additional year. The players supporting the player in ban evasion have been banned for 3 to 6 months:

  • Finland toco / Finland YeeHaww / Finland MuiQ1 Year (see below)
  • Finland Orixly – Supporting Ban Evasion – 6 Months
  • Norway nekro – Supporting Ban Evasion – 6 Months
  • UnitedKingdom HaZz – Supporting Ban Evasion – 6 Months
  • Sweden Healix – Supporting Ban Evasion – 3 Months

As Finland toco has evaded his ban yet another time after the above event, his ban will be extended by another year. Romania Nmesh knowingly supported him in his ban evasion and will be banned alongside him for 3 months.

  • Finland toco / Estonia MoMo / UnitedStates Birdy – Ban Evasion – +1 Year
  • Romania Nmesh – Supporting Ban Evasion – 3 Months

The following player has been caught evading their ban on ETF2L and will be banned for 1 year:

The following players of Russia Debelism i open have been banned from ETF2L for account sharing and multiaccounting alongside Russia kekvl:

  • Russia kekvl – Multiaccount – 1 Year
  • Russia bingoxyingo – Knowingly playing with alts – 3 Months
  • Russia pupsik)) – Account Sharing (Kazakhstan eqstaz), knowingly rostering/playing with alts – 6 Months
  • Russia нурмагомедов / International estrogen – Alting and knowingly playing with alts – 6 Months
  • Russia wreaz / International Yoah – Alting and knowingly playing with alts – 6 Months
  • Russia Nelsoon / Latvia AA – Alting and knowingly playing with alts – 6 Months
  • Kazakhstan eqstaz – Account Sharing (Russia kekvl) and knowingly playing with alts – 6 Months

Other

The following player was banned for 3 months for leaking confidential information and attempting fraud:

The following player was banned for 2 weeks for derogatory/transphobic flaming:

Demo Bans

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

  • France Glastry – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Turkey Bio – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • England Loopy – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Netherlands Dutchman – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Netherlands Cnoz – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Portugal 31 – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Netherlands fluffy – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Morocco Yellow – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Hungary Cake – not uploading demos twice – 2 Weeks
  • Romania n0mad – not uploading demos three times – 2 Months
  • Greece april – not uploading demos four times – 1 Year

VAC Bans

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

+ 140 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 does not affect TF2, please contact an admin to get your ETF2L ban removed.

Team Leaders and Alt Accounts

The competition is constantly tarnished either by players who are currently banned on ETF2L that move on to create alt accounts, players that are looking for an easy time in a division way below their experience and players that desire to play for multiple teams at once. Our rules on multi accounts are very clear on this:


2.6 No account sharing and multi accounts

Every player is limited to only one ETF2L account at any time. A person creating multiple accounts or multiple players using one account is not allowed. Multiple players from the same household (family, close friends, roommates, …) that may be sharing the same IP address must notify admins and use seperate ETF2L and Steam accounts.
Players caught creating multiple ETF2L accounts or allowing use of their Steam account to a third party in official matches may face punishment ranging from deactivation of the account to reversal of match results and a major warning for fraud or a league ban. Each case will be reviewed individually and penalties will be assigned based on severity of the offense and its impact on the competition. If you wish to change the attached Steam ID of your ETF2L account, contact admins and they will change it for you.

Although the Anti-Cheat Staff catches plenty of players that own multiple accounts and/or who try to commit ban dodging, it is impossible for us to nail every single one of them down. On the more unfortunate end of this issue are teams that roster these players without suspecting any malicious intent, having their matches defaulted to reinstate the fairness in the competition. We want to give team leaders guidelines on how to help the league in catching players that sign-up to play with mostly different identities. This also means that we can be more lenient with team leaders that are seeking to establish their team’s integrity, but also provide harsher repercussions for team leaders that do not.

  • be suspicious of people that claim to not have a microphone (currently/in general)
  • be suspicious of people who play way above their trackable experience
  • be suspicious of people who perform out of the ordinary if they don’t have competitive experience (this is especially true for team leaders signing up for competitions in Mid+ or equivalent divisions)
  • check logs.tf, ETF2L/RGL/UGC profiles
  • verify “pro on another game” stories

If you are a team leader and suspicious of a player multiaccounting, you can report them to our Anti-Cheat Staff on Discord and you will be asked to remain cooperative on the matter.
We would like to finish this post with a thank you to all those players who have previously helped ETF2L by reporting possible alt accounts or suspicious accounts to the staff.


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17 Comments

  1. Amaterasu: (Senior Anti-Cheat Admin) - T9! - CORE said:

  2. quintosh: T9! - CORE said:

    Ebanider: Germans own thise leageu and hide there german top players from loosing. GJ ETF2l

  3. wreaz said:

    dai bog tebe zdorov’ya tupya shluha

  4. ddf said:

    My finely tuned aimbot settings have been finally busted. Congratulation to ETF2L anticheat team for the amazing work. Now the other cheaters in higher divs will need to watch out!

  5. 20grams: $$$ said:

    Sei così patetico che perdi il tuo tempo nel cheattare e trovare modi per cheattare meglio, ma non ti senti inutile? Fatti qualche domanda man sul perchè ti senti così frustrato, no wait non ce ne bisogno.

  6. ddf said:

    O trolli o sei ritardato, presumo la seconda conoscendoti. Ho cheattato con settings maxate su mge per far rageare qualche cancro, a differenza di qualche persona con cui giochi closet cheating in scrim per sembrare più forte ;)

  7. 20grams: $$$ said:

    Il ritardo ce lo abbiamo tutti man, poi ricorda che se la persona è 0 l’offesa è altrettanto, tu sei meno di 0 e, per adesso lo sfigato che è stato bannato per cheating che sia su mge o che sia da qualsiasi parte sei tu non io. Devo farci un meme “When you’re in 2k19 and you cheat on tf2” guarda che bello.

  8. Spanns: ᴹᴱᴱᴾ ᴹᴱᴱᴾ said:

    fodasse 31 arranja PREC man caralho

  9. Princess Luna: SFTOR - Coal said:

    IM STILL UPSET I GOT MURDERED

  10. GR1M: SPQR said:

    fodasse 31 arranja PREC man caralho

  11. MatTj said:

    T OMEGALUL C OMEGALUL

  12. Albatar: Blg said:

    Glastry cheaterer

  13. TBourdon: ᵧaᴸʟₐʜ - :) said:

    Toco if you manage to get out of open on your next alt, i’ll give you a key

  14. Pizzi: bronze - CHILE said:

    What did you say Luna?

  15. Laiky: HP - HPHL said:

    deserved lmao

  16. mental: 6 - Coal said:

    Blue *Chetaer Inquisitor* Bunny is on the job.

  17. novy: officer said:

    ddf >:D

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