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High-profile CS:GO pro banned as massive VAC ban sweeps China

Published: 31/Oct/2018 21:30 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 22:08

by Mitch Reames

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A massive Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban wave is sweeping across China’s CS:GO scene with many large inventories being banned.

The player most people were surprised to see on the list was Quan-Qing ‘QZ’ Wu, a former Tyloo player who has had a history of cheating and is the brother of current Tyloo player Hui ‘DD’ Wu.

After being banned, QZ’s account was unbanned but no reason was given for the initial ban and subsequent unbanning.

In addition to QZ, many giant inventories were VAC banned rendering their inventories basically useless. A list of the items and some of the known accounts can be found in this Reddit post.

The biggest private CS:GO cheat in China has just been detected. from r/GlobalOffensive

Those items will stay with those accounts, locked and public so people can see what the VAC banned player lost because of their cheating.

These VAC bans carry an increased weight because China has a government program called social credit.

Social credit is basically a credit score for social standing. Putting the Orwellian 1984 nature of that kind of program aside, cheating in video games is tied into each person’s social credit score.

That means cheating in CS:GO can directly impact a persons ability to get into college or get a job, a hefty punishment for cheating in a video game but one that hasn’t seemed to deter many Chinese players.

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Why JKS is the perfect fit for blameF’s Complexity | Richard Lewis

Published: 30/Oct/2020 11:22

by Daniel Cleary

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Following 100 Thieves’ departure from Counter-Strike and after weeks of speculation about the former roster, Justin ‘JKS’ Savage finally confirmed his next step in a move to Complexity’s Juggernaut lineup, alongside captain Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer.

Richard Lewis breaks down this roster move in his latest video for Dexerto and takes a look at why the signing of JKS could be exactly what this Complexity lineup needs to improve.

Replacing young CS:GO star Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter, who wanted to return to North America to compete, Savage will have a big role to play on his new team.

With consistent fragging abilities and after coming back off multiple top-two finishes in his final run with 100 Thieves, including a finals appearance in the ESL Pro League, Richard Lewis also highlighted just how much potential the Australian pro has to work with.

However, as BLAST Premier Fall is now underway, JKS will be looking to replicate those performances once again and help this Juggernaut roster, led by blameF, to find more success in the coming months.