Look for an 'Overwatch' button on your main menu soon.
By Tim Colwill on May 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Valve are trying out a new ‘Overwatch’ system in the battlefields of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which will see the community policing itself and applying bans to offending players.
Respected community members selected by Valve (based on stats such as competitive wins, account age, hours played, Skill Group, low report count, and so on) will notice an Overwatch button added to the main menu allowing them to opt-in to the service.
After watching a ten minute replay video of a player reported as contain disruptive behaviour, they’ll then vote on how disruptive the player was being. The suspect’s name will be removed and all identifying features, including other players in the game and all voice and text chat, will also be removed.
Valve eventually plans for the entire system to become community-driven, but for now they’ll be reviewing and monitoring the service to make sure players get off on the right foot. Check out the FAQ at the official site here.