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FACEIT permanently ban up-and-coming Danish CS:GO player for VAC offences

Published: 25/Oct/2018 14:39 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 14:41

by Ross Deason

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FACEIT’s Milos Nedeljkovic, better known as ‘FACEIT Mikey’, has revealed that a young up-and-coming Danish CS:GO player br0 has been banned from the FACEIT Pro League permanently.

The news comes just days after the shocking revelations about OpTic India’s Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat who was caught cheating on LAN at the $100,000 eXTREMESLAND 2018 event and proven to have used the same hacks at the ESL India Premiership Fall finals.

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Little is known about about br0 other than the fact that he is a younger player, but Mikey says that he has been found to own an old VAC banned account that was linked to his previous FACEIT account.

“Danish player br0 has been permanently banned from FPL Circuit after we discovered a VAC account that belongs to him and is tied to his previous FACEIT account,” FACEIT’s Partnerships Manager explained. “Don’t touch cheats kids, sooner or later it will come to light.”

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In a Reddit thread about the situation, one user claimed that br0 created his current account three years ago and that he would have been just 12 years old at the time.

While we cannot currently verify that information, it raises a question of just how young he was when he received a his VAC ban.

Being permanently banned from the FACEIT Pro League, and being found to own a VAC banned account, is sure to have a seriously negative effect on br0’s career prospects in Counter-Strike.

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We will keep you updated on this situation as it develops.

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CSGO map maker FMPONE reveals new improved version of Cache

Published: 17/Oct/2020 16:14

by Daniel Cleary

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Counter-Strike map maker Shawn ‘FMPONE’ Snelling has revealed some new visual upgrades and map changes to the popular CS:GO map Cache, since it was removed from the active competitive pool.

Counter-Strike has featured plenty of iconic maps over the years, with the likes of Dust2 and Nuke still included in the competitive map pool and regularly seen in tournaments.

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However, every so often Valve will replace certain maps in the rotation, if they have become too stale or if they are in need of a rework, which has been seen with plenty of maps in previous years.

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Cache is the latest map to receive some visual upgrades in CS:GO.

The latest map to be removed from the active pool was Cache, which was originally made by FMPONE and Sal ‘Volcano’ Garozzo, but, FMPONE might have now hinted at its return to the active pool, after sharing even more adjustments to the fan-favorite map.

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FMPONE finally revealed the changes with his followers on October 17, explaining that the Workshop version of DE_CACHE was now updated, meaning that players can see the new changes for themselves.

The level designer explained that the latest set of changes were primarily focused on cleaning up some of the clutter around the map and improving the visuals.

“The Workshop version of DE_CACHE is now updated, removing excessive details and generally smoothing the visuals,” he added, sharing more screenshots of the changes.

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While these changes might not have a massive impact on the way teams play Cache, the new visuals could still help to improve players’ gameplay experience.

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As of now, Cache is currently sitting in CS:GO’s Reserve map pool, meaning that it is still available in matchmaking but won’t be used in Majors and other competitive events.

It is unclear just when this updated Cache will be added back into ‘Active Duty’ but changes like this are a good sign to fans of the classic map.

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