Hacker claims OpTic k0nfig has a VAC ban on an alternative account

If it's true, k0nfig might be banned from playing in future CS:GO Majors.

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Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, OpTic’s star CS:GO player, has been accused of having a VAC ban on an alternative account from when he was 15 years old.

The accusation came yesterday after a hacker successfully logged in to his main FACEIT account and to a steam profile that has a VAC ban recorded in 2014 with the same combination of passwords and emails.

This is the second time that someone has accused k0nfig of having a VAC ban. In 2017, website Dust2.dk reported that Copenhagen Games’ owner, Zahid Butt, said that k0nfig may have a VAC ban related to an old account. “There is something about an account that belongs to k0nfig, which has the ban,” Zahid said. “We know about the account, but have found no evidence that it is correct.”

Zahid also claimed that Valve knew about k0nfig’s supposedly VAC banned account but chose to ignore it. North, k0nfig’s team in 2017, said that it and Valve checked k0nfig and he was approved to play in Majors.

Valve has a strict policy regarding VAC bans. The company banned Brazilian player Vinicius “vsm” Moreira of DETONA Gaming from the CS:GO Major circuit indefinitely after a VAC ban recorded in 2013 was discovered on an old account from when he was 13 years old.

OpTic and Valve haven’t responded to Dot Esports’ request for comment before the time of publication.