October 29, 2013
NiCOOOO Ban Overturned
Some time ago we banned NiCO god's hand for 6 months for Script Abuse. NiCO god's hand contested the ban and worked with us to prove his innocence, going out of the way to provide additional evidence. After thorough review, we have concluded that NiCO god's hand was not using a banned script after all. This means that NiCO is unbanned with immediate effect and is considered a legitimate player, and his team’s match results will be restored.
The anti-cheat team would like to say the following:
First of all, we want to apologize to NiCO and his team for the trouble we have caused them. It is inexcusable that a totally innocent player can be banned for something they did not do. They lost time and their season has been damaged by our mistake and we apologize for that.
We banned NiCO because we believed what he did was simply not possible without the use of a script. Following the ban, NiCO and his team remained calm and courteous, and wanted to prove NiCO’s innocence. We immediately agreed because it is easy to prove whether NiCO was using a script or not. NiCO was patient and worked directly with the AC team – putting in hours of work to prove his innocence.
After reviewing the evidence NiCO provided, we concluded that we had made a mistake and that NiCO is completely innocent. We have learned from this mistake, and will strive to not make this mistake again.
We’d like to make it clear that this ban was appealed only because of the specifics of the script rule (if it is possible to prove that something is achievable without a script) and the cooperative attitude of the banned player. Most bans issued by our staff (e.g. for using cheats) are not subject to appeal.