CS2 Analyst Pimp With a Heated Message to Valve and Cheaters

Image of CS2 and CSGO analyst Jacob "Pimp" Winneche at BLAST Premier Lisaboa 2022.

It’s no secret that cheating has been a plague upon Counter-Strike since the game’s inception over 20 years ago. With every new iteration of the game, it seemed like the creators of cheating software were not only keeping up but surpassing the game’s development. It became such a blemish on CS:GO at certain points that it was referred to as the “cheater’s game” by jaded fans. This didn’t prevent the game from becoming one of the biggest Esports sensations in the world, however. One of the former pro players turned analyst, Jacob “Pimp” Winneche, recently came out with a passionate message addressed to cheaters and Valve. 

Pimp calls out cheaters in CS2 and looks to Valve to take action

One of the major issues that the CS2 launch had to face was the transition of cheating software from CS:GO to the new game. This bottlenecked many players from enjoying the game. Even Prime Status and Premier matchmaking didn’t seem to curb this attack upon the game’s integrity. 

Many pros have come out from day one, demanding from Valve to do something. There were several VAC ban waves, but all seem like droplets in a pool of issues. One of Counter-Strike’s eminent retired players, analysts, and content creators, Jacob “Pimp” Winneche has had enough. He posted a passionate video about the current state of the game.

Pimp cited that the cheating problem hurts the longevity of the game. New players coming from other FPS games are met with spinbots, wallhacks, aimbots, and more. It’s no wonder they dip their toes and decide to leave. “We may lose a whole generation of CS players due to cheaters” is one of the main takeaways reflecting the severity of the issue.

Is intrusive anti-cheat the answer?

A case has been made that a more intrusive anti-cheat AI should be employed in CS2. Other games have already pioneered this solution. From FaceIT platform in CS:GO, to competitor games like Valorant with Vanguard, PUBG with BattlEye, and others.

Rounding off the heart-felt video, Pimp had a final message for all cheaters at the end. “If you are a *bleep* cheater and you’re ruining our game by being a *bleep* scumbag of the world, cheating against me, anyone else, or a new player, *bleep* right out of our community!” And seeing how at the end of the day we want to have good, fair fun in our games, it’s a sentiment that everyone should be able to get behind.

In the meantime, make sure to check out more of our CS2 coverage by reading articles like How To See The Damage Dealt in Counter-Strike 2, How to Show FPS in CS2, and The Best CS2 Crosshair Codes.


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