DESPE unbanned by ESL

DESPE unbanned by ESL

Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef received a two-years ban for cheating a week ago. After reviewing the case, ESL revoked the ban.

DESPE is currently under contract with Space Soldiers, but due to the wrong cheating allegation, he couldn’t stand in for Engin "ngiN" Kor during the Open Qualifier for IEM Oakland.

Space Soldiers promptly answered that their player has been falsely accused, and they were already in touch with ESL to solve the issue as soon as possible.

Today, Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan, tournament director of ESL, released the following statement:

Recently, a Turkish player “Despe” from team Space Soldiers was given an ESL ban after suspicion of cheating. The ban occurred due to an erroneous connection of “Despe’s” ESL Play account with the ESL Play account of a banned cheater.

Having reviewed the case in detail, it is definitive however that there has been no wrongdoing on the part of “Despe”. There is no evidence or documentation connecting “Despe” to the account in question or to cheating of any kind.

Consequently the player has been unbanned and ESL wishes to apologize to “Despe” and Space Soldiers for the false flagging by our system & admins and the consequences of this.


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