This means that over the next 19 years, these users will not be able to participate in rating games. The fact is that the other day Valve released a major update to matchmaking. In the description of it, the company promised to ban especially "toxic" players. The first wave of bans affected users with an “exceptionally low level of behavior”. And it’s not worth relaxing: new waves of bans are waiting ahead.
In addition, Valve will suspend players who use various exploits to gain advantages over other players.
Journalists speculate that the ban’s end date is related to the 2038 issue. This year, software failures are expected to be associated with the presentation of time according to the POSIX standard.