Late last week, a surprising message came when one of Fnatic’s CS stars, Freddy “Krimz” Johansson, announced via Twitter that his account had been VAC banned.
Being VAC-banned is named after Valves, the founders of the game, anti-cheating system and means that you have violated CS: GO’s rules regarding cheating or use third-party applications that disrupt the anti-cheating program. It can in some cases be the end of a professional career and is usually difficult to recall, if it is possible to recall at all.
It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls 🙏🤔
– Freddy Johansson (@Krimz) November 28, 2020
When the Fnatic player “Krimz” was banned, other players also noticed that they also got a VAC ban. After much turbulence, it turned out that there was trouble between Esportals, a well-used third-party platform for playing CS: GO matches, anti-cheating systems and the previously mentioned VAC.
All players that received a VAC ban due to this issue have now had their ban removed by @CSGO. We are aware that some users received game bans and Valve will investigate those bans as well. We appreciate Valve’s swift handling of the situation. ❤️ https://t.co/1XSsrOfTwa
– Esportal (@esportalcom) December 1, 2020
All is well after Esportal contacted CS: GO to sort out the problems between the programs. On Tuesday, most of the players who have been affected should have regained access to their accounts and can now continue to play, and this also applies to Krimz, who wrote a tweet that he was free.