On duel servers I get accused of speedhacking on a daily basis for example because the beginners don’t understand how I angle, accelerate and chain my attacks.
There’s a difference between new players viewing something and claiming it not be legit, and experienced players weighing in and providing peer opinions. At the end of the day, it was Torn Banner’s decision, not the players.
When I first watched the videos in question, I went into viewing them with a grain of salt; I did not expect to find either proof or evidence of any infractions, and was expecting high level play. But there were too many suspect moments, too many inexplicable occurrences. I didn’t watch the videos with the mindset of “Oooo let’s nail this guy”, but rather “You’re wrong, I’ll see and provide my opinion.”
Without any coded-in anti-cheat protection for the game, there is only other way to review these kinds of allegations: peer (or developer, or tournament ref) review. The ideal solution is obviously an anti-cheat module, but even those can be circumvented. Thus, tournament refs for all major gaming competitions since their inception, almost.
You bring up valid points that perhaps the execution of the ban may have been mishandled, but I believe that swift and deliberate action needs to be taken to discourage this from hampering our (already small) competitive community. If it was anyone in any other clan, including interitus, caught cheating, I would feel the same way.