CEVO on Client Update Fallout
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.