Ubisoft bans PENTA’s Levolution from competitive Siege for cheating

PENTA Sport’s Rainbow Six Siege player ‘Levolution’ has been banned from all competitions until June 28, 2022, after one of his accounts recently got banned for cheating.

Firat “Levolution” Hisan, a German player for PENTA, is being suspended by Ubisoft according to rule 3.2.5 of the Rainbow Six Global Circuit rulebook, which states “the ban of one account will also affect all other accounts of the player concerned.”

Levolution didn’t play in the GSA League 2021 with the banned account, and his main account didn’t show any illegal activities, which is why PENTA’s previous results in the league will remain valid.

PENTA has now said that Levolution will no longer be a part of their active Rainbow Six roster until a final verdict has been reached. “Levolution has been with us since February of this year, and we know he’s a hard-working player. We’re in contact with Ubisoft and we have requested a further examination of his case. We reserve the right to take further steps if the serious allegations are confirmed on our part after the evidence has been submitted.”

In a Twitlonger post, Levolution claimed that he was innocent and implied that his account had been banned as part of the ongoing sweep of false-positives that have affected multiple players.

“BattleEye is programmed by humans and is therefore certainly not error-free. But these errors do not want to be seen. That is the biggest problem here. I am currently just a victim of Ubisoft’s false pride.
Instead of acknowledging the error like other major R6 content creators and publicly communicating that it was a mistake, they insist that the system doesn’t make mistakes. I ask you all. Help me where you can. I only have one chance left and that is for you to help me.” – Levolution.

Last year, Ubisoft introduced a new system to detect and ban cheaters, which is based on player statistics. So cheaters with absurd K/D ratio or Win-rate were automatically detected and banned with the new model. However, this system also started to ban the smurf accounts of players for having great statistics in lower elos. Even Twitch streamer RyyFyy’s smurf account got banned by this detection system but the suspension was later removed by Ubisoft.

Levolution’s situation might have happened because of this detection system; however, we are not completely sure about it yet.

PENTA has requested Ubisoft a further investigation of his case, and Levolution’s career might be ruined because of this. In the meantime, PENTA will play the rest of their GSA League 2021 matches with substitute Alp “neixtro” Sengül.

Update:

After a thorough review of the case, Ubisoft has now stated that Levolution’s one-year ban will remain valid, and the account was actually banned “based on performance and in-game toxicity indicators” and not due to using cheats.

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