Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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ianskate Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:57pm
Bans, Competitive Cooldowns, and You
Any topics complaining about any type of ban (Overwatch, account untrusted, Competitive Cooldown or VAC) will be deleted or closed, and you may be banned from discussions.


The various types of CS:GO bans

There are 5 different type of bans in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Here they are listed by their common name.
  1. I) VAC bans: These are handed out for cheating and are permanent. For more information regarding VAC-bans go here.

  2. II) Overwatch bans:
    • 1.Minorly disruptive (griefing): Around 30 days/1 month.
    • 2. Majorly disruptive (cheating -aim/wall/other external hacks): Permanent.
    For more information regarding Overwatch-bans go here.

  3. III) Account untrusted bans - These bans are permanent, 100% correct and won't be lifted. They will change into VAC ban over time.

  4. IV) Competitive matchmaking bans
    Competitive matchmaking cooldowns are handed out for leaving matches and not reconnecting in time (within 3 minutes).
    Originally posted by Steam Support:
    Player abandons, AFKing, excessive kicking and suiciding and teamkilling result in an undesirable experience for all of the other players in the game.

    Our system is designed to limit the negative impact of users who repeatedly abuse these systems. If you perform these actions, Classic Competitive will be unavailable for a period of time.
    For more information regarding matchmaking cooldowns go here.

  5. V) Skill placement competitive cooldowns
    As a new player, with less than 10 competitive wins, you will be limited to a certain amount of competitive games per day. See here.
Last edited by KillahInstinct; Jun 19 @ 1:38am
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SMALLZ Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:01pm 
Kick ban really
I was playing with some guys and they kicked me just cause i was a "sqeaker" or what ever and get a 7 day ban when i havent been kicked in like 4 days
TEEM ROKIT |LAB| Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:03pm 
well, thats the world
though i do know your feel
Joy Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:04pm 
Stop annoying people, only talk when it's needed. and you won't get kicked.
bOOm_HeAdShOtx™ ☁ Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by Joy #gloissupakawaii:
Stop annoying people, only talk when it's needed. and you won't get kicked.

+1

SMALLZ Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:07pm 
It was like 4 round and i was just saying where they are and telling them when to rotate and they were yelling at me the whole time cause they said and quote "your a 3 year old squeker"
KillahInstinct Nov 14, 2014 @ 2:45am 
Thread heavily updated. And actually stickied for a change/expirement.

[Removed because Killa finally caught me -Odra]
Last edited by Odra; Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:31pm
Blue Case Hardened Seller Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:12am 
Congratulations on your recent competitive wins! Before you play competitive matches further please wait for matchmaking servers to calibrate your skill group placement based on your latest performance.
Congratulations on your recent competitive wins! Before you play competitive matches further please wait for matchmaking servers to calibrate your skill group placement based on your latest performance. (i have to wait 21 hours to play again)

ok i understand what it says and i am ok waiting 21 hours but this is the thing

at my 6th win it gived me the same message and cool down (21 hours)

at my 9th win it has just given the same message and cool down (21hours) (witch i am on now)

and it says next to my picture win one more matches to display skill group does this mean it will give me an other 20 hours cool down as it is looking that way : (

its just a joke i just want to play why couldnt they just let me get to 10 wins then give me the total hours cooldown (42 to 63 hours) that would be better inset of this

thank you for any input
Last edited by Blue Case Hardened Seller; Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:14am
wrong way up Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:12am 
its to detour and reduce smurfing
Calyx Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:15am 
It is neccesary.
Friends of mine have 4 smurf accounts and counting.
Basically what this means is people from a rediculously high skill-group playing against newbs, going 50-2 for example and just destroying absolutely everything..
Blue Case Hardened Seller Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:20am 
Originally posted by Calyx:
It is neccesary.
Friends of mine have 4 smurf accounts and counting.
Basically what this means is people from a rediculously high skill-group playing against newbs, going 50-2 for example and just destroying absolutely everything..


Originally posted by wrong way up:
its to detour and reduce smurfing


ooo ok so csgo are making it so annoying to play if your new to stop people making new accounts to stop pros abusing the new people ?

still annoying when you get a new game u just want to play the crap out of it ahaha
Calyx Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:26am 
No, it's because many people install the game, play 5 minutes of Death Match, then instantly go to Competetive. People will suck, the teammates will cry, yell, and rage at you.
Volvo encourages new players to learn the game, before going to Competetive.
Because of the cooldown times put on now, people are forced to play a different game mode or not play at all, this should encourage people to get better at the game before continuing with competetive.

Aaand it also deals with smurfs.
Calyx Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:27am 
No, it's because many people install the game, play 5 minutes of Death Match, then instantly go to Competetive. People will suck, the teammates will cry, yell, and rage at you.
Volvo encourages new players to learn the game, before going to Competetive.
Because of the cooldown times put on now, people are forced to play a different game mode or not play at all, this should encourage people to get better at the game before continuing with competetive.

Aaand it also deals with smurfs.
Blue Case Hardened Seller Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Calyx:
No, it's because many people install the game, play 5 minutes of Death Match, then instantly go to Competetive. People will suck, the teammates will cry, yell, and rage at you.
Volvo encourages new players to learn the game, before going to Competetive.
Because of the cooldown times put on now, people are forced to play a different game mode or not play at all, this should encourage people to get better at the game before continuing with competetive.

Aaand it also deals with smurfs.


oo thank you very much i heard on the internet if i find 4 more people close to my rank (i haven't got one we could still play do u anything about big thanks guys)
Calyx Dec 24, 2014 @ 10:02am 
Basically after the first 10 games you are put in a skillgroup depending on how well you played and how many of those 10 games you win. It's basically a qualifier.
There are people that won all 10 games with such great skill that they were instantly put in DMG or even higher (like Rambo) took him only 35 games to get to global elite with pistol only :"D
Gizmo Feb 21 @ 8:35am 
7 day ban because of vac authentication error. GG.
I just received a 7 day cooldown because I could not reconnect to a competetive game.
It said exactly: "An issue with your computer is blocking the VAC system. You cannot play on secure servers."
What is this bs? Yesterday I played 1 game, after not playing for 5 days, and guess what? 4 russians pre-made decided "Hey, why not kick this guy, he only has 20 more kills than second place, and we can easily win without him", I didn't even say anything to them, or give them any reason at all to kick me, and because of that, I received a god damn cooldown because apparently I have been kicked from too many games "Recently".
Then today first game, this ♥♥♥♥?

It's so friggin bad cuz I can't even see which file is blocking me from joining secure vac servers, so I can't fix it to prevent future hasslement......
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