Nearly ten years after launch, CS:GO’s VAC ban system is getting a rule update.
Valve has up to date its VAC ban system to let sure CS:GO gamers take part in Majors, Valve-sponsored tournaments.
Previously, having a VAC ban on report meant that you just had been ineligible for any Majors match, however now that solely applies in case you’ve had a VAC ban prior to now 5 years or in case you’ve earned one after partaking in a Majors match. Those with VAC bans 5 years or older will now be eligible to use for Majors once more, providing you with one other likelihood to attempt your hand at aggressive CS:GO.
However, your VAC ban will nonetheless keep as a everlasting report in your profile – simply since you could be eligible for Majors going ahead doesn’t suggest you should have that VAC eliminated out of your report. Likewise, taking part in a Majors after which getting a VAC ban will make you ineligible going ahead.
“Moving forward, a VAC ban will only disqualify a player from an event if it was either received less than five years prior, or if it was received at any time after their first participation in a Valve-sponsored event (e.g., after participating in a qualifier for an RMR event),” Valve wrote in its announcement. “Note that VAC bans keep in place with all of their different results; the one change is how they affect your eligibility to play in Valve-sponsored occasions.
“Up until today, players were ineligible to participate in Valve-sponsored events if they had ever received a VAC-ban in CS:GO,” Valve added. “These guidelines had not seen an update since the game was new and all CS:GO VAC bans were relatively recent.”
This extra relaxed change will open the doorways to older gamers returning to Majors, though the principles are nonetheless strict and VAC bans are nonetheless handled significantly in aggressive play, as evident by how lengthy it’s important to wait after a VAC ban earlier than turning into eligible once more. You can verify how way back your final VAC ban was by way of your Steam profile if there’s any doubt.
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