ENCE Suspends Head Coach Twista for Exploiting In-Game Bug

Twista will remain suspended for the duration of the investigation into his exploit.
Twista will remain suspended for the duration of the investigation into his exploit. | Photo by ENCE

ENCE suspended its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team's head coach, Slaava "Twista" Räsänen, Friday after he admitted to exploiting a coaching bug in 2017.

The CS:GO team is consulting with the Esports Integrity Commission, which will conduct an investigation estimated to take between two and three weeks. Although the Commission said Twista could continue to act as coach during the investigation, ENCE will suspend him.

"While Twista has done a stellar job coaching the team at ENCE and we have no reason to believe he has had any foul play during his time with us, we take [competitive] integrity very seriously," the team wrote in a statement. "Suspending him to conclude the investigation was the only course of action we saw to be right."

ESL banned three CS:GO coaches earlier this month for varying lengths of time for abusing an in-game bug to gain competitive advantages in professional matches. A DBLTAP report indicated at least 15 more coaches have abused the bug. Twista may be among those 15.