An update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has taken a small step toward ensuring coaches abide by the rules after cheating scandals ended the professional scene last year.
By 2020, dozens of coaches were found to be using an exploit that allowed them to see anywhere on the map, providing their team with information they would not otherwise have. Valve would end up hitting 37 coaches with bans, with four permanently banned from competing in CG: GO majors.
At the time, Valve changed its policies to ban coaches from joining online lobbies during competitive games. But to keep all the coaching issues going, yesterday's update he also did so so that replays of the game will now track the coach’s positions, allowing everyone to check exactly where a coach was looking during a game.
Coaching issues followed a particularly worrying year for competitive CS: GO. The game was also affected by match-fixing scandals, to the point that the Sports Integrity Commission was forced to intervene and ban 35 professional players from betting on the games.
This week’s update also makes minor bug fixes and minor design changes to four deactivation maps (Ancient, Grind, Mocha, and Cache).