No reports regarding illegitimate game versions please. Thanks. They may use loaders/altered program files/exe names that can make it impossible for the vorpX profile system to properly detect a game. If you use an illegitimate copy of a game, always consider it unsupported.
If you get the same issue with the actual Steam version of the game:
There might be an injection conflict with some other program on your PC. Many programs also hook into games and can cause such an issue. Not all of them are obvious.
Hottest candidates are: virus scanners, any sort of CPU/GPU utilities, game video recording/streaming software, chat programs and generally everything that can show notifictations in games.
Best way to trouble shoot this is to disable/uninstall programs running in the background.