Valve has revised the rules for holding CS: GO tournaments. Game developers now allow VAC-banned pro esports players to compete in RMR competitions if more than five years have passed since the ban was received. This is reported on the game’s website.
“Until now, players were not eligible to participate in Valve-sponsored events if they ever received a CS: GO VAC ban. These rules were not updated as the game was new and all CS: GO VAC bans were relatively recent. But now the VAC bans may be more than eight years old, so we decided to update them.
Thereafter, a VAC ban will only disqualify a player if the ban was obtained less than five years before, or at any time after the player first participated in a Valve-sponsored event (for example, after qualifying for an RMR tournament). Note that VAC bans remain in effect with all their other effects. The only change is how they affect your eligibility to participate in Valve-sponsored events. ”
The developers noted that the rest of the prohibitions on the participation of players in RMR tournaments remained unchanged. Previously, Valve officially removed the VAC ban from Frenchman Jason Nguyen Kyojin Wang and allowed him to perform on the professional stage. The decision was made following an investigation into the reasons for getting banned in CS: GO.
Esports athlete Elias Jamppi Olkkonen announced that he can now participate in official CS: GO tournaments from Valve. Previously, the player sued the company, unsuccessfully trying to challenge the block, and then left for Valorant.
Elias Jamppi Olkkonen:
“Officially … Broken … Thanks CS: GO.”
Jamppi received a VAC ban in 2015. According to the player, he gave the account to a friend during a LAN party, and he used cheats. The esportsman decided to sue Valve in March 2020. Olkkonen insisted that at the time of the violation, the account did not belong to him, and Valve’s decision made it impossible for him to join OG. When the Finnish court declared that it did not have jurisdiction in this case, the cyber sportsman went to another discipline. Jamppi is now a member of Team Liquid.