This is our list of the top 8 pro gamers getting caught cheating. Everything from aimbots to peeking at opponents screen. Maybe next time they should use our cheat software instead.
- Kid X, a top 200 Overwatch player and high-profile streamer on the Korean server was banned for using him aimbot, however this ban didn’t happen privately since kid X was streaming when the ban hammer fell on him. His use of an aimbot wasn’t hidden at all, Blizzard was able to find out almost immediately and managed to shut down kid X’s account midstream. Because this gaming company has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to dealing with cheaters kid X’s ban is permanent.
- Darkside was a notorious hacker and terrorized the Guild Wars PvP scene for weeks. His character being dreadfully strong nearly and impossible to kill, having the power of teleportation. The player was reported thousands of times before the head of security for the game took control and seized Darkseid’s avatar, walked him up to the high place where everyone could, see stripped the character naked and made him wave goodbye. They then sent him falling to his death. Followed by a permanent ban, ouch.
- In the finals of the MLG 2012 summer Championships, Team Dignitas and curse na shocked the crowd. The team’s met before the game and decided to split the prize money regardless of the outcome and settled on playing the game all random. Mid match where each player picks a random champion and both teams fight early in the middle lane of the map. Of course MLG found out about their fraudulent deal and disqualified both teams.
- Fat games, a Call of Duty 4 team decided to try and pull off one of the dumbest cheating attempts of all time. They gave one of their new players who hadn’t been playing long enough to complete the login details of the player. He was replacing one the team. They got caught, amar turned in immediately. both Diablo with a 1 the new kid and the person who gave him the login details were banned for six months and the league deducted major points from fat games at the League of Legends World.
- Championships in 2012. Korean team subbu Frost was caught cheating the old-fashioned way peeking at the other team’s screens. Okay, they didn’t actually look at their opponent screens, but they did occasionally peek up at the big screen situated above them which displayed the locations of everyone in the game. Their cheating resulted in a massive scandal and a fine of $30,000.
- Similar to the kid X incident, this scandal involves high-profile players using aimbot. Professional CSGO players kqly and SF of Titan and epsilon respectively were caught using aimbot software in late 2014. Both teams fired the cheaters from their rosters and even though kqly used the software for a week outside of competitive context, he was still punished. This debacle led to a bunch of other bans, some justified, some not.
- The developers of H1Z1 went on a massive banning spree after reports of thousands of hackers came to their attention. After the bans, many of the cheaters sent messages to the devs asking for forgiveness in hopes that they be allowed to play again. The developers decided to lift their bans, but only on one condition: Anyone that wanted back in had to make a youtube video explaining what they did to deserve the ban in the first place and then apologized publicly for their actions.
- A CSGO League player from PSP was banned mid-match during an ESEA livestream and everything was caught on tape as a viewer captured the exact moment when the cheater was booted from the game. Flex was playing as a stand-in for a couple of matches and the team leader as well as the whole team had no idea he was actually using a cheating program. After being caught in the act, Flex was banned and expelled from PSP.
This was our list featuring some sneaky players that thought they could get away with it. Let us know what you think in the comments below.