There''s a surprisingly recent CS:GO smoke grenade bug that was recently reported, where players could see through the fog and net one-way kills. However, the PGL has allowed the use of this bug in the Antwerp Major, prompting teams to separately agree not to use it.
According to Dot Esports, the second day of the Major saw m0NESY injecting the smoke bug with two fatalities on Mirage in combination with the terrorist''s usual window smoke. This was a controversial move, but he revealed that they''d asked PGL if they could use the smoke bug to which they were told that PGL "allowed it to use."
PGL followed up by tweeting: "We are using the latest client version of CS:GO, and we will allow the smoke going forward." This means that pro players may make this exploit to their advantage, receiving unfair kills as in the case of m0NESY - naturally, it''s been controversial, so individual teams have agreed not to use it.
It''s not something the teams have pledged to do on an honour system, but they took a vote overseen by the Counter-Strike Professional Players'' Association (CSPPA). The consensus was that the bug is game-breaking and could degrade the integrity of matches, with Twistzz, pointing out that the bug is not limited to Mirage, making it a common concern.
TaZ said: "This makes no sense." The former Virtus Pro player said. "This may sabotage the tournament. Imagine pro teams looking for smoke bugs. From time to time, there will be a team, or a player who will not think twice, and the tournament''s responsibility is to keep them in line."
PGL''s decision to derail the smoke limitation in competitive play is unanswered, but players and fans alike are convinced that it should not be used in tournaments.