CSGO coach Rejin returns following bug ban, joining Endpoint
Following the end of his near 20-month ban, Allan “Rejin” Petersen has been appointed by Endpoint to join their coaching staff, as per Dexerto.
Rejin was banned back in September 2020 by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) alongside 36 other coaches after he was caught using the spectator bug.
The bug allowed the coach of a competitive team to have a birds-eye view from several particular points on the map, resulting in an unfair competitive advantage.
This incident made Valve restructure its rules and regulations regarding staff’s presence during an online match.
“To avoid the diminished integrity of coaching from casting a shadow on the integrity of Valve-sponsored events, we’ll be changing the restrictions on support staff in the following way:
“During online matches only players are allowed in the room and on the server. Neither coaches nor any other team staff will be allowed in the room, on the server, or to otherwise communicate with the team during an online match,” Valve wrote on the Counter-Strike blog.
The Danish tactician realized his mistakes and promised to earn the trust back from the CSGO community.
“I’m happy to announce my comeback as a head coach,” Rejin said. “When Endpoint reached out and told me about their project and future, it was a no-brainer for me to say yes. I know in many eyes I have betrayed the scene and the community that I dearly love so much.
“I have learned many valuable lessons [over] the past two years. I need to earn my way back, and I will keep grinding and give back to the community.”
Rejin worked with MAD Lions as a team manager last year and then with Entropiq as the analyst for their sub-division team, called Entropiq Prague this March as he was away from coaching.
Rejin will take Allan Hender’s position after having coached the team for eight months. Hender will reportedly pursue his next career as a full-time broadcaster.
“With this change, my intention is to go full time broadcaster and I’ve had countless meetings over recent weeks to open up more broadcasting work, mainly CS focused but also considering expanding into other games.” the British CS:GO analyst said in a statement.
“The hard work has only just begun and maximising my potential will take a ruthless amount of dedication.”
Endpoint is a British esports organization founded in 2016 and currently led by
CEO Adam Jessop and Ross “RossR” Rooney as team manager.
Endpoint participated in ESL Challenger Valencia 22 this May, the first European open qualifier, with two top names as substitutes for Guy ‘Nertz’ Iluz, who could not play because he was at a wedding, and BOROS.
The substitutes were former Astralis and North player Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and ex-MAD Lions player Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk.
The team is currently composed of Kia ‘Surreal’ Man, Max ‘MiGHTYMAX’ Heath, Guy ‘Nertz’ Iluz, Joey ‘CRUC1AL’ Steusel with Mohammad ‘BOROS’ Malhas is benched.