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BanKs: “CS cheaters and match fixers who haven’t done their time yet shouldn’t be allowed to go pro in VALORANT”

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The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene is going through a period of great unrest and uncertainty due to a plethora of cheating and match fixing scandals and while on the surface it looks relatively self contained, it will inevitably have some effects on VALORANT.

The current VALORANT competitive scene is made up of a lot of players from different shooting-game backgrounds, CS:GO included which means there is a chance that some of the match fixers and cheaters who haven’t been caught in Counter-Strike have gone pro in VALORANT.

In an incredibly in-depth and insightful interview with THESPIKE.GG, James “BanKs” Banks explained why he doesn’t think cheaters who got away with it in CS:GO should be allowed to compete in VALORANT.

Plus, the VALORANT caster breaks down what he’d like to see at Riot’s First Strike and which direction the EU scene needs to head to in order to compete with other regions.


Subroza | m1nac
What a stud
2020-10-30 12:23
2020-10-30 14:16
"Their time"... lol what about IBP players? What is "their time"? It's a different game, different company, and I don't believe Riot would ban these players who contribute to the growth of their game as we speak. It is definitely a problematic, because it gives an exemple of people getting away with cheating, but if you look at the situation, what makes people commit crimes? Most of the match fixing scandals happened with players not being paid enough to make a living. Pay your players like they should, and maybe they won't switch to the dark side.
2020-10-30 15:05
True. but the IBP players did to their time TBH
2020-10-30 15:30
I agree. It's just hard to draw the line when no rule exists for this.
2020-10-31 10:11
Dcop | Rios
That was 5 YEARS AGO... they were punished already. Those mdl match fixers kept throwing games and still have not been punished, it's not only a game, its a crime, because there is gambling companies and people lose money
2020-10-30 21:48
I agree with you. I'm not saying "throwing matches" should not be punished, but we should look at the bigger picture here and see why so many players threw their matches. MDL players make a LOT of sacrifices and their income is often shit.

It was the same with IBP back then. They all played the game full time and had no salary. Maybe we should rework how the system works.
2020-10-31 10:20
the only difference is most players banned for matchfixing have an actual ban time, your argument is irrelevant and there is no similarity
2020-10-31 20:43
The ban they had was from ESIC, so if tournament organizers are listed here :, they should be banned.

IBP guys were banned by Valve themselves, which is why it is different.
2020-10-31 22:25
if riot follows what they do in league they will be running their own tournaments and the esic will mean nothing to them
2020-11-07 11:25
nitr0 | BaronBurrito
Content of the interview is v good but the audio mixing leaves something to be desired. I can't hear Banks very well compared to Yinsu.
2020-10-30 16:29
2020-10-31 09:36
2020-10-31 09:38
he dont cheat
2020-10-31 09:49
Throwing isn't cheating. Him and many others in NA Valorant were known to throw matches in csgo
2020-10-31 14:53
the fuck.
2020-11-03 14:46

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