Update 9 a.m. 6/21/2019: Aitzy's ban has been lifted by the PUBG team, per a Twitlonger posted by the player earlier today. He is once again permitted to compete in the PUBG Europe League.
FaZe Clan PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player Ludvik “Aitzy” Jahnsen has received a game ban from PUBG Corporation for cheating on Steam. The ban comes only days after Aitzy helped FaZe Clan secure a spot in GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic, and hours after the organization announced their acquisition of Mathias “Larsen” Winther as an analyst.
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Aitzy joined FaZe Clan last fall after a year-long stint with European team Method. Since then, he has posted strong results with the team, including third-place finishes at the GLL Season Three Grand Finals and the PUBG Europe League Kick-Off Cup. This is the first time he has been implicated in a cheating scandal; though few details regarding the ban have come to light thus far, Aitzy’s ban report cites usage of hacks or cheats as the root cause.
Messages are currently pouring into Aitzy’s Steam profile, with some users taunting him for being banned over cheats. Aitzy has not yet addressed the controversy, remaining silent on Twitter since the ban.
Aitzy’s ban is the latest scandal in a series of faux pas for FaZe Clan. Last month, Turner “Tfue” Tenney filed a lawsuit against the organization for what he claimed was an unfair contract; two weeks later, FaZe Clan Fortnite Battle Royale player Patrick “H1ghSky1” was suspended from Twitch after an Upcomer report revealed that he was only 12 years old.
Upcomer has reached out to Aitzy for comment; so far, we have not received a response.