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CEVO.COM – INSIDER ESPORTS sits down with Charlie Plitt to talk about CEVO's CMN update, and its results.

The first round of CEVO’s Redemption Tournament has turned out to be an eventful and eye opening look into how effective the CEVO ACS is. According to Charlie Plitt, president and CEO of CEVO, the CEVO CMN is able to silently update itself to catch any updated or new cheats that CEVO has gained knowledge of.

On February 23rd players where required to update through a basic procedure. “We are acutely aware of the claims made by various sites claiming their cheat bypasses our client and are constantly working to ensure we catch them”, said Plitt.

There were 29 players banned from 13 separate teams for cheating in the first round of our Source Redemption tourney. This obviously shows that the CMN is efficient enough to catch the latest cheats on the market, but also shows that every league has to do their best to eliminate cheaters in their leagues. One fifth of the teams that participated in the Redemption Tournament were disqualified due to cheating, one of these teams happened to be Variance who recently placed 1st in CEVO-Amateur Season 7.

CEVO reacted to the team’s unjust behavior. “Their championship status was a matter of contention and under review by CEVO staff. Upon confirmation of cheating, Variance was disqualified from both events. They will receive neither prize money nor a spot in CEVO-Main next season”, said Plitt. CEVO has bumped every team up one position in the brackets. Team vault has been crowned the rightful Season 7 Amateur Champions.

Hopefully we will see more bans by all active Counter-Strike: Source leagues in the future, “Providing as cheat-free playing environment as possible is one of the primary maxims on which CEVO was founded. It has always been – and will always be – one of our most important goals. Though we are a little disappointed to see so many people trying to cheat, we are certainly happy that we were able to catch them and provide a fair experience to everyone else who played legit,” said Plitt.

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quote#1 US Ghost 27/02/2009 - 18:58:47
As much as it disgusts to see how many cheaters there are, I'm excited to see CEVO stepping it up to throw down the ban hammer on cheaters. This is what the community needs. Well down CEVO, keep it up :)

quote#2 US seyosk 27/02/2009 - 19:06:46
The best part about it is you know the kids that get caught cheating are the same ones that say "Shut up your bad." Or "wow, your a terribad" lolz

quote#3 US Dale 27/02/2009 - 19:15:39
The kids that say "Shut up, baddie" are just immature, that's why they cheat. Plain and simple, but I'm proud that CEVO stepped it up and caught those guys.

quote#4 US Forever0 28/02/2009 - 18:42:33
"here were 29 players banned from 13 separate teams for cheating in the first round of our Source Redemption tourney. This obviously shows that the CMN is efficient enough to catch the latest cheats on the market"


and how do you know if they are the latest cheats?

!_!

quote#5 US Dale 28/02/2009 - 20:56:52
Originally posted by US Forever0"here were 29 players banned from 13 separate teams for cheating in the first round of our Source Redemption tourney. This obviously shows that the CMN is efficient enough to catch the latest cheats on the market"





and how do you know if they are the latest cheats?



!_!


Well they caught organner, did they :)~

quote#6 US Forever0 28/02/2009 - 21:35:31
and how do you know if the cheat they were actually using was organner ?

quote#7 US Forever0 28/02/2009 - 21:38:00
you probably have no proof of what cheat was caught or anything, since I doubt cevo told you.

so yea so saying what type of cheat was caught is just rumors.

quote#8 US Dale 28/02/2009 - 21:47:31
How would it make sense if they weren't the newest cheats? These guys that got caught obviously weren't using old cheats to bypass the CMN, they where using an updated cheat (ie. organner, enhanced aim etc.) it would be pretty ridiculous to assume that they were trying to not get caught with old outdated detectable cheats.

quote#9 US Portland 01/03/2009 - 03:05:16
Originally posted by US Forever0"here were 29 players banned from 13 separate teams for cheating in the first round of our Source Redemption tourney. This obviously shows that the CMN is efficient enough to catch the latest cheats on the market"





and how do you know if they are the latest cheats?



!_!


All anyone can do is speculate because no one truly knows all the hacks there are out there. Regardless, the update did show that it improved its protection so at least some hacks (probably newer ones) are no cevo proof anymore.

quote#10 US mrbutter 02/03/2009 - 22:33:13
I'd still like to know their official stance on whether or not they would ban solely based off of demos.

quote#11 US CEVO|Celone 05/03/2009 - 15:54:39
Originally posted by US mrbutterI'd still like to know their official stance on whether or not they would ban solely based off of demos.


CEVO has never and as far as I know, will never ban off demo review.

The most amusing part of this ban was the numerous emails from other leagues requesting a copy of our ban list so they can likewise ban the players in their league. Raises the question that if every recent claim that all other clients are superior to CEVO's then why are these players not already banned in their league??

It is nice to see that the community's focus and concern is mostly in CEVO. It shows we have a user base with return customers that are concerned about their investment they make every event.

quote#12 US Dale 06/03/2009 - 15:48:34
Originally posted by US CEVO|CeloneOriginally posted by US mrbutterI'd still like to know their official stance on whether or not they would ban solely based off of demos.





CEVO has never and as far as I know, will never ban off demo review.



The most amusing part of this ban was the numerous emails from other leagues requesting a copy of our ban list so they can likewise ban the players in their league. Raises the question that if every recent claim that all other clients are superior to CEVO's then why are these players not already banned in their league??



It is nice to see that the community's focus and concern is mostly in CEVO. It shows we have a user base with return customers that are concerned about their investment they make every event.


The best league, enough said.

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