UX Gaming Stefan “stfN” Seier has been banned by ESL pending the outcome of an investigation.

Details about this case remain scarce as ESL has not yet commented on the reason that has seen Stefan “stfN” Seier receive a provisional ban running until June 2025.

The news came as a huge blow to UX Gaming, who looked to have one foot in EPS after finishing runners-up to mousesports in the third pre-season cup.

stfN banned by ESL and released by UX Gaming

It is still unknown whether this issue will affect UX Gaming’s team as a whole in ESL, but the German organisation quickly reacted to the news by releasing the player from his contract.

“On Monday, we celebrated the good performances from our team in EPS, and then, next morning, we received this message,” UX Gaming Competitive Gaming Operator Thomas “tomseN” Zwietasch said in a statement.

“Personally, I am extremely disappointed. We knew from the start about the rumours and the history of every player on the team, but we also knew about their quality.

“Nevertheless, we still decided to take them under a contract. That is why it is more difficult to handle such an incident.

“The fact that we are now involved in an alleged fraud cause makes us sad and mad at the same time.

“We thus part ways with Stefan with immediate effect.””

UX Gaming currently have the following lineup:

Sebastian “xenn” Hoch
 Christian “reamux” Wolf
 Kevin “keev” Bartholomäus
 Oliver Maximilian “Minato” Heck