The teenager created an AI to find cheaters in Counter-Strike: GO and has already banned 15 thousand players

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, like other shooters on PC, cannot boast of the absence of cheaters. Valve is struggling though

with violators, but “crooks” continue to regularly wedge themselves into the games of honest gamers. A Steam user with the nickname 2Eggs got fed up with this and decided to take the situation into his own hands.

What is known

The guy decided to reduce the number of cheaters in CS:GO by simply catching violators. However, for this he chose an unconventional method. 2Eggs created HestiaNet, an artificial intelligence system that can distinguish cheaters from honest players. To prevent the system from making mistakes, the developer “fed” it with game data collected since 2015, and HestiaNet is getting smarter every day.

As The Loadout points out, this is not the onlya program that helps catch cheaters. For example, VACNet and FACEIT monitor the cleanliness of the servers, but HestiaNet stands out because the platform was created by a teenager from the UK.

“What interested me about this wasa demo that John McDonald [senior programmer at Valve] gave at GDC in 2018. After that I wanted to see if I could do something similar, but I would be the one making the tougher decisions about who was cheating and who wasn't. I brought my work to an acceptable state only this year,” said 2Eggs.

They named HestiaNet in honor of the goddess Hestia, whopossessed the power of healing and was considered the guardian of the family hearth and sacrificial fire. The developer explained that for him, cheaters are a CS:GO disease that needs to be cured.

"I want HestiaNet to cure the infectedgames, ridding them of as many cheaters as possible. For many of us in the CS:GO community, this is home, and Hestia is also considered the protector of the hearth,” added 2Eggs.

During its operation, HestiaNet reviewed 17,659cases, 15,104 of which ended in bans. The system first looks at the recorded footage, compares it with the database and makes a verdict. Next, HestiaNet marks the user, records the SteamID and sends a report. If she guessed right, she makes a note and is happy that she has become smarter.

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