Akros Anti-Cheat has detected an unusually high number of cheating activities in the first two days of the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 Open Qualifiers
The Akros anti-cheat development team took swift action during the initial two days of the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 Open Qualifiers, issuing bans to a significant number of accounts found in violation of fair play regulations. The PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 Open Qualifiers, conducted on the Challengermode platform in many regions, relied on Akros's anti-cheat system to maintain the integrity of the competition. Akros revealed the information in a now-deleted tweet.
PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 Open Qualifiers: How Many Cheating Bans Were Issued?
Akros claims that its system has detected and taken action against illegal activities on more than 30 accounts during the first two days of the Copenhagen Major open qualifiers.
“Our experience during this event has taught us one very important thing: Cheating in CS2 is utterly and completely out of control,” Akros posted on X but took down the tweet later on.
The tweet drew a strong response from many CS2 players and fans, who felt it unfairly labeled the entire community as cheaters. As the debate got heated, Akros ultimately removed the tweet.
The banning of 30 players during a single event stands out significantly, especially when accounting for the number of participating teams. The debut CS2 Major has drawn an unprecedented level of interest and involvement, breaking records with an all-time high number of participants. Notably, China alone accounted for over 3.1k players, emphasizing the immense scale of the event.
The open qualifiers, jointly facilitated by Challengermode and Akros, have attracted an impressive level of participation, boasting a staggering number of over 1.5k teams or approximately 7.5k players. The scale of this involvement underscores the widespread enthusiasm and engagement within the gaming community.
Furthermore, this number is poised to rise even further with the impending 3rd and 4th qualifiers scheduled to take place in Europe.
Despite the promising start, the tournament encountered a tumultuous initiation marked by a series of controversies. Accusations of unfair play and actual violations were rife, casting a shadow over the otherwise anticipated event.
Specifically, Akros AC found itself under scrutiny for certain restrictive measures, including the blocking of basic features such as Steam Overlay. This decision was met with criticism as it raised concerns about user experience and accessibility.
Additionally, Akros AC faced censure for perceived shortcomings in its ability to provide adequate protection against cheaters. The community expressed discontent over the reported inadequacies, calling into question the efficacy of the anti-cheat system used in the tournament.