CS:GO Pro robiin has VAC ban Overturned after Almost 5 Years - Dexerto

CS:GO Pro robiin has VAC ban Overturned after Almost 5 Years

Published: 8/Sep/2018 23:38 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 23:50

by Vincent Genova


Professional CS:GO player Robin ‘robiin’ Sjogren had his VAC ban for cheating overturned after an appeal.

robiin participated in the first CS:GO Major, Dreamhack Winter 2013.

He received the ban from Valve’s Anti-Cheat program in 2013 for a separate game, buying a cheat for Infestation: Survivor Stories, an open world zombie game.

Infestation: Survivor Stories was previously known as “The War Z” and has a 20/100 rating on Metacritic.

The VAC program is most popular for detecting cheaters on Counter Strike, but it can apply to any game on the Steam platform if the developer chooses to support it.

Bans are not supposed to be across the entire platform, they are usually enforced only on the servers of the game you were banned in.

Players banned through the VAC system are also unable to compete in Valve sanctioned esports events of the same game.

Since robiin was banned for a game that was not CS:GO, he appealed to Valve to overturn his case. They replied and robiin shared the news on Twitter.


He competed in non-sanctioned events for Epsilon and Team Endpoint recently, winning the Multiplay Insomnia 63 on August 26 in Birmingham.

robiin’s ban for Infestation: Survivor Stories may still apply, but the servers for the game were shut down in 2016.


How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:43

by Marco Rizzo


Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.