- CS:GO community criticises FACEIT for handing out a seven day ban to a Danish CS:GO FPL-C player over a ‘your mom’ joke.
- Fessor contested this decision claiming that it was a joke in bad taste but the seven day ban was a harsh punishment.
- Following the community backlash the ban has been revoked by FACEIT.
Last year Valve implemented a lot of changes for CS:GO to bolster their anti-cheat system, improve performance for low-end devices, and to also combat the increasing toxicity in-game. To keep up with these improvements FACEIT in Oct 2020 released their own AI-powered Admin called ‘Minerva’ to address toxicity and abusive behavior on its platform.
Well, it has not been a smooth transition as recently a seven-day ban in FPL-C (FACEIT Pro League – Challenger) was handed to a 19-year-old Danish professional player Frederik “Fessor“ Sorensen for cracking a ‘your mom’ joke with one of his friends, and the CS:GO community did not take this lightly.
CS:GO player gets banned from FPL-C for writing ‘your mom’ joke
The CS:GO community were up in arms against FACEIT after the platform admin decided to hand a seven-day ban to Fessor who has been allegedly leading FPL-C through the entire season, for cracking a ‘your mom’ joke with one of his friends.
Fessor’s discussion with a FACEIT admin called ‘eLSerbiaN’ revealed that the ban was handed to him for being toxic and even though the player contested this by saying that it was just a joke although a bad one, did not justify a seven-day ban.
On both Reddit and Twitter, the majority of the CS:GO users seemed to back him Fessor. They were furious with FACEIT’s decision to hand out such a harsh punishment for something like this while doing absolutely nothing about users who use racial slurs and other offensive words in both premier and regular FACEIT queue.
Got banned 7 days in FPL-C because I wrote a "your mom" joke pic.twitter.com/hJwNgceyuF— Frederik Sørensen (@FessorCS) January 17, 2021
Many other users came forth to reveal names of other such CS:GO players who had been banned for something similar, like Czech rifler Martin “Dytor” Handl who was also handed a seven-day ban for something similar and ‘NENO’ who was banned for simply questioning the reason behind his friend Fessor’s ban.
wait, you get a 7-day ban for that in FPL-C, but people can use all kinds of slurs etc pp in prem/regular faceit queue and get fuck all ban? :DDDDDDDDD— tweeday (@Mrtweeday) January 17, 2021
The pressure from the community and the barrage of backlash on the ban decision resulted in it being overturned by the creator of FPL Circuit – Milos “Faceit_Mikey” Nedeljkovic himself. But despite the ban being lifted this particular incident, it has left a sour taste within the community who are clearly against such bans and want them to be directed against the users that actually deserve them.