OverDrive: ESIC will ban the coaches of Team Spirit, Imperial and 9z Rumors2022-05-06 10:12:00
Edit: 9z coach Rafael "Zakk" Fernandes confirmed on Twitter that he received the ban notification from ESIC.
Original text: Russian insider Aleksey "OverDrive" Biryukov revealed the names of the coaches that will be banned by ESIC. These are Sergey "Hally" Shavayev (Team Spirit), Rafael "Zakk" Fernandes (9z), and Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu (Imperial). OverDrive put this information on Twitter.
Hally's ban has been already confirmed by Team Spirit. At the moment they are unaware of how long will it last as the team's representative said to Escorenews.
OverDrive raised concern about other coaches that will still participate in the Major despite using the bug. But it seems that this case was specifically mentioned in ESIC's statement. There's one unnamed coach who encountered the "third-person" version of the camera bug.
It is noted that, given the relatively less serious nature of this variant, participants charged with a breach of the Code of Conduct for the Third-Person Spectator Bug have NOT been provisionally suspended from ESIC Member events pending resolution of the charges.
Furthermore, it is important to note that this variant and charges related to it affects one participant at the upcoming Antwerp Major beginning on Monday 9th May. The Commissioner takes the view that it would be unfair on the participant and would yield a disproportionate consequence impacting not only the participant but their team to provisionally suspend them at this point.
So far, ESIC, PGL, or Valve did not comment on OverDrive's information or Team Spirit's statement.
PGL Major Antwerp will run from 9-22 May 2022 in Belgium. 24 teams will compete for a million dollars prize pool. Some coaches like FaZe's RobbaN are still serving their bans for the camera bug, which were imposed during the first ban wave.