NiP former coach Pita admits to using CS:GO exploit
In breaking news, former Ninjas in Pyjamas coach Faruk "pita" Pita has come forward and admitted he's used the controversial Counter-Strike: Global Offensive spectator bug. With the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) delving deep into the archives and currently reviewing over 25,000 hours of footage, Pita has made the most of the investigation's confessional period that will end on September 13.
On September 4, Pita admitted he used the exploit back in 2018, but claims he reported it to Valve after. In a Tweet simply saying "I f****d up", Pita linked out to a longer confessional.
Discussing the incident, the coach added, "The reason why I did this was obviously because I was remorseful but also at the same time I wanted to get a fix to this. We didn’t play much online games in NiP, so I wanted to get this fixed for the sake of the community".
Pita admits to using CS:GO exploit
He concluded, "I accept any punishment handed out to me. I realize this will harm my reputation as a coach but I can’t undo things even though I would like to. I just have to accept this and admit my guilt. I’m sorry to everyone that I know and who knows me. I understand that you might look at me differently after this but I hope you can forgive me one day".
Pita's confession comes after ESL and ESIC banned Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen, Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia, and Aleksandr "zoneR" Bogatiryev.
It seems referees Michael Slowinski and Steve Dudenhoeffer have uncovered a nest of controversy, with K23 coach Aset "Solaar" Sembiyev also being suspended.
In a statement, ESIC said, "After careful consideration of the volumes of material available to ESIC for review, we have reason to believe that exploitation of the Spectator Bug by other parties than those already sanctioned, may have existed historically".
With Pita vowing to work with ESIC to try and resolve any outstanding issues, it remains to be seen if other coaches will step forward and admit to using the spectator exploit.