Which occurred right after the closing moments of the annual Steam Summer Sale on July 6. Or rather a ban.
The day after the big Steam Summer Sale concluded, the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system went into full swing, flagging a ton of accounts. It shows a relatively steady line of around 3,500 bans per day (give or take a thousand on any given day) up until June 6, the day after Steam's Summer Sale came to a conclusion. Valve has something called the Valve Anti-Cheat System in place to catch people who might be trying to cheat the system. VAC bans prohibit accounts from connecting to Valve's servers, which render their in-game purchased skins and items useless.
Another 5,000 in-game bans were meted out on July 6, on top of the VAC bans, and according to vac-ban.com, the total value of the CS:GO weapon skins lost as a result of these bans was almost $9,600. Valve declared that, once you are the subject of a ban, the decision is irreversible.
Like this story? Share it!This looks like it could be the case, since nearly every day after the mass ban, the numbers of people removed from the service has been less than 1,000 a day - normally, it's around 3,000 a day.
When it comes to Valve, the Steam bans often happen as a result of cheating on some of the most popular games on the platform. Additionally, 4,972 accounts got banned due to in-game reports and this brought the total value of lost skins and other digital items to a $9,580, as pointed out in a report by Kotaku. "If a VAC ban is determined to have been issued incorrectly, it will automatically be removed".