Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developer Valve launched a beta for its community-driven ‘Overwatch’ Task force last week. The idea is that volunteers can covertly investigate claims of cheating during matches, and Valve has now stepped forward to say that the experiment is proving highly successful.
The Overwatch scheme allows Valve to enlist proficient players among the Counter-Strike community to review reports of unscrupulous players online, and in some cases issue temporary bands to key offenders.
Valve wrote in a blog post, “For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, Overwatch gives the CS:GO community the power to report, review and give temporary bans to consistently disruptive “problem” players, and it’s been encouragingly successful.
“In addition to our standard test cases, we recently added demos of pro CS:GO players (specifically NiP and Quantic) to the test pool. Every single test case has been correctly dismissed as “Insufficient Evidence”, with no false convictions made.”
That’s a high success rate, so the Overwatch members must really know their stuff.
What do you think of the Overwatch task force? Is it a good idea or not?