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Valve ease restrictions on VAC-banned players for CSGO Majors

Published: 15/Apr/2021 19:00 Updated: 15/Apr/2021 19:15

by Alan Bernal

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Valve have announced a change to its Regional Major Rankings (RMR) guidelines which now gives previously VAC-banned CSGO players a way to participate in future Valve-sponsored events.


  • Some VAC-banned players can once again participate in Majors.
  • Disqualified if: VAC bans less than five years old.
  • Disqualified if: VAC ban received after first participation of Valve-sponsored event.

Valve change Major rule for VAC banned players

The CSGO developers have finally amended their stance on VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) banned players on April 15, which will now ease some restrictions for Major-eligibility.

While other effects of a VAC-ban will stay in place on the account, the owner of the account will now have an avenue to participate in Valve-sponsored events, like the Stockholm Major in the Fall.

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Valve’s new guidelines on VAC-banned players participation in RMR events.

“Up until today, players were ineligible to participate in Valve-sponsored events if they had ever received a VAC-ban in CSGO,” Valve said. “These guidelines had not seen an update since the game was new and all CSGO VAC bans were relatively recent.”

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New RMR Eligibility guidelines

Players who received a VAC-ban less than five years prior or accrued a VAC-ban after their first participation in a Valve-sponsored event will still be ineligible.

All other player-cases will now ease up and allow them to once again enter in RMR events such as qualifiers and big-money Majors.

This will give some CSGO players previously implicated in a VAC-ban a chance to once again compete at the highest level of the game.