Arsenal’s striker, Gabriel Jesus banned on CS2, lost $40,000 worth of skins – In a surprising turn of events, Brazil’s renowned footballer and Arsenal’s number nine, Gabriel Jesus, has found himself in a gaming predicament. The Brazil international recently appealed to Valve after receiving a Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban on his Steam account for Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), claiming the ban is unfair.
It’s no secret that Brazilian football stars, including Neymar Jr., Casemiro, and Gabriel Jesus, are avid fans of Counter-Strike. With a massive following in Brazil, Neymar often lends his support to professional side FURIA during major tournaments. However, Jesus now faces the disappointment of being sidelined from VAC-secured servers due to the recent ban imposed on January 22.
Gabriel Jesus banned on CS2, lost $40,000 worth of skins
— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus9) January 22, 2024
Taking to social media, Jesus expressed his frustration, stating, “My account received a VAC ban unfairly. Can you help me?” He tagged the official Counter-Strike 2 account in the hope of having the ban overturned. VAC bans, known for their permanence, are typically irreversible unless there’s a proven mistake on Valve’s end.
What Is VAC Bans and It’s Potential Causes
VAC bans can be triggered by various factors, commonly arising from software interference with the game program, often associated with cheating mechanisms like aim assistance or wallhacks. While some bans are legitimate, instances of erroneous bans have occurred, such as when a driver update for AMD GPUs resulted in widespread false bans.
Gabriel Jesus loses $40,000 worth of skins
The reason behind Jesus’ VAC ban remains undisclosed, leaving fans and the gaming community curious. Notably, his Steam inventory boasts several high-value skins, including an $800 customised M4A1-S Hot Rod adorned with stickers. His overall inventory, valued at around $40,000, features rare skins like the AWP Dragon Lore and AK-47 Wild Lotus.
As the football star awaits resolution, the CS2 community speculates on the intricacies surrounding this unexpected clash between sports and gaming. Only time will unveil whether Gabriel Jesus can successfully appeal the VAC ban and resume his gaming pursuits on the acclaimed Counter-Strike platform.