DreamboatYou aren't, however it's the return of matchfixers who have been utterly screwed by valve. They were banned and told their bans would be reevaluated in a year, which was then extended to permanent, when there was no precedence.
there was no precedence because this was the first time a team got caught match fixing, precedents have to be set somewhere. valve set the precedent that match fixing = perma ban. don't act like the ibp guys didn't know what they were doing was against the whole point of competition
DreamboatAdditionally, swag, one of the players banned, was a minor at the time, and only partook due to heavy peer pressure from his teammates, so a lot of people wanted him unbanned because of that fact.
getting banned =/= legal consequences, valve doesn't have to give him any leniency