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Emilio on ESL's recent rule changes: "There needs to be a change from Valve"

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In an interview with Gamer.no, Joel "emilio" Mako has expressed his delight at ESL's recent decision to allow VAC banned players to compete at its events after a period of two years.
Emilio, who was VAC banned on Oct. 9, 2014 during a broadcasted match in Fragbite Masters Season 3, has raised issues over the treatment of cheaters in the past. The Swedish player has also kept on competing in the amateur Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene in Sweden since his ban.

In the interview, emilio claims that he will now be looking at assembling a new roster strong enough to qualify for future ESL events, but had some reservations about calling it a "real" comeback, for now. "In order for me to stage a real comeback, there needs to be a change from Valve, so that I can attend even bigger events like Majors."

Valve currently doesn't allow any player with a VAC banned account in CS:GO to attend any of the Major events it organizes. Meaning players that have been VAC banned have been unable to compete at the highest level in the game.

ESL's decision to allow VAC banned players at its events after a two-year period has been seen as incredibly controversial, especially among the professional player base.

Apparently its okay to cheat for years at LAN tournaments(only 2 years ban) but 1 matchfixing match is life time ban. Welcome back cheaters

— FaZe karrigan (@karriganCSGO) March 23, 2017

@ESLCS I would rather see 50 match fixers unbanned before I see 1 cheater unbanned.

— Will (OpTic) (@RUSH) March 23, 2017

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