Officially, in CSGO, new penalties are coming for people who watch rivals on streams


Officially, in CSGO, new penalties are coming for people who watch rivals on streams

Another CSGO scandal after a mistake with the coach’s camera. This time it’s about stream sniping.


Ever since the coaching flaw in Counter-Strike’s: Global Offensive was discovered, the whole industry was crazy about it. There are many talented and well-known trainers involved in the matter.

After ESIC announced that 37 coaches had been caught using a bug, the organisation’s commissioner Ian Smith revealed that more bans could be taking place soon for a very different reason.

ESIC intends to focus partially on stream sniping

It looks like some of ESIC’s work is going to be shifted towards stream sniping. This has become a major concern since the leagues were moved online due to the ongoing global health crisis.

Due to the situation, the players are not directly controlled by administrators and can view the situation on the broadcast of the meeting, even though it is delayed.

Ian Smith commented on this:

We have perfectly substantiated reports on stream sniping. I won’t go into too much detail as I’m going to explain it all in one issue, but it’s a really serious matter. I know what information can be obtained from the stream given the latency limitation between realtime and broadcast. Still, there is some useful information in there and it is against the rules as well. It’s not about how much you cheat, but it’s against the law. Unfortunately, it turned out that many people were on the stream – players and coaches. So we have something to say about it.

So far, it is not known when ESIC will decide to publish more data on this topic. It seems that this will be another issue involving big names from all over the world.