The esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has banned Joao Paulo de Araujo (“Ecstasy”), a
Crossfire player, from all esports for 2 years from 8 September 2017 to 10 September
Mr de Araujo admitted that he cheated using a DDoS attack. As a result of his confession, the
Integrity Commissioner was entitled, under the ESIC Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary
Procedure, to offer Mr de Araujo a plea bargain, which Mr Araujo accepted meaning a full
hearing of the matter was not necessary.
Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said, “Cheating cannot be tolerated in esports – it
fundamentally undermines the integrity and credibility of our industry. I hope this incident
demonstrates that ESIC will deal quickly, decisively and proportionately with cheats following
a fair process.”
ESIC will make no further comment on this issue.