Team Property’s Joel ”emilio” Mako was VAC banned during a Fragbite Masters game against Hellraisers.
But the player claims his innocence and now the situation is being analyzed by Valve.
– I can’t prove my innocence, but they can, Emilio tells Aftonbladet Esport.
It was during a Fragbite Masters game against Hellraisers that the Swedish player was kicked out from the server. According to the logs it was because of a VAC ban, and now the team has been suspended until the matter has been analyzed.
– Emilio was VAC banned mid game and therefore Team Property has forfeited the game since they haven’t got enough players to finish. They have 48 hours to prove that they haven’t cheated. If they can prove it, they’re still eligible to play in the losers bracket since all our teams go to the playoffs, Fragbite chief Pontus Eskilsson tells Aftonbladet Esport.
”Valve can prove my innocence”
Team Property is in contact with Valve and emilio himself claims his innocence.
– I’m leaving this in Valve’s hands. I can’t prove my innocence, but they can, he tells Aftonbladet Esport.
And the team is withholding comments until the matter has been settled.
– We’re in contact with Valve but won’t comment until they’ve had their say, says team manager Aron Larsson.
The two team was duking it out on de_dust2 when the ban was implemented. The chock seemed to stun the players as well as the commentators.
– I’ve been broadcasting CS:GO for a long time but that’s a first, Auguste ”Semmlertheriot” Massonnat said during the live stream and his colleague, Anders Blume, filled in.
– We’ll asume that’s some kind of error until we get further conformation.
The future in Fragbite Masters is not lost for Team Property. If they can, within 48 hours, prove that emilio did not cheat, they will enter the loser brackets and keep their chance to fight for the glory. However, the team is eliminated until they can prove their innocence, not the other way around.