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Faruk “pita” Pita has come clean about his use of the coaching/spectator bug in 2018 when he was the head coach of Ninjas in Pyjamas. The 29-year-old came clean in a TwitLonger following the recent suspensions of several top tier coaches and the start of an extended campaign to find out who else might have been utilizing the exploit.

The initial news came from ESL who had “recently concluded [an] investigation into the exploitation of a spectating bug in ESL and DreamHack CS:GO tournaments,” which resulted in Heroic’s Nicolai “⁠HUNDEN⁠” Petersen, MIBR’s Ricardo “⁠dead⁠” Sinigaglia and Hard Legion’s Aleksandr “⁠zoneR⁠” Bogatiryev being banned.

With the Esports Integrity Coalition announcing the opening of an investigation into the matter it seems pita made the decision to try and get ahead of it.

“I just want to be honest and say that the bug happened to me during an official game in 2018,” pita said. “I think it would be better if I said this myself, even though I realize it might potentially ruin any future possibility for me within csgo.”

pita went on to share details involving that the bug took place during an ESL Pro League match in November 2018 during Season 8 in which the team took on mousesports. He went on to explain that while he used the bug for five or six rounds, he then felt remorse and reached out to the CS:GO development team via Twitter DM in an attempt to make them aware.

Still, pita claims he accepts his guilt and the punishment that may follow.

“I accept any punishment handed out to me,” he said as part of the post, “I realize this will harm my reputation as a coach but I can’t undo things even though I would like to. I just have to accept this and admit my guilt. I’m sorry to everyone that I know and who knows me. I understand that you might look at me differently after this but I hope you can forgive me one day. The bug got the better of me, I acted irrational and I fucked up. I never used that bug afterwards.

It’s expected that this won’t be the end of this drama saga and more coaches will be coming clean or caught having abused the bug in the coming days, weeks, and months.

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