Warzone pro ZLaner quiets haters with wild tourney run after anti-cheat launch
ZLaner battles hacking accusations just as often as he battles enemies in Caldera.
Perhaps no Call of Duty: Warzone pro has been accused of hacking more than ZLaner. So, as soon as the RICOCHET Anti-Cheat dropped, he proceeded to put on an incredible tournament performance.
ZLaner has gone to the lengthiest of lengths to disprove those who think he’s a cheater. At one point, he dropped 38 kills while using a monitor cam and an eye tracker. At another point, he even offered to fly an accuser out to watch him play in person.
Still, despite those measures, Z’s detractors were not satisfied. They even tried investigating why he was moving homes in Canada.
As such, it’s no surprise that all eyes were on the streamer as soon as Ricochet Anti-Cheat launched on December 15 – the same day as a $25,000 tournament. But, to his haters’ surprise, he went on a remarkable run.
ZLaner slays out with Warzone anti-cheat enabled
ZLaner just dropped 27 kills to win a game in the Warzone 2v2 tourney today and has made note of the North American anti cheat now being live 😂
The hackusations will never stop pic.twitter.com/2tyeyJ6wRt
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) December 15, 2021
While the tournament featured a variety of highly esteemed duos, Z was playing with Dr Disrespect. And no offense to the Two-Time, but he certainly leans more toward ‘content creator’ than ‘tournament slayer’ at this point in his career.
But they went on a rampage and, after dropping 27 kills in a win to secure Winner’s Finals, Z let the haters know how he was feeling: “North American anti-cheat just dropped by the way.”
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Booj has been on another level today 😳
$25k Grand Finals up next and it’s a heavyweight matchup: @FaZeBooya & @Swagg vs @DrDisrespect & @ZLanerOFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/KA99R9KLpX
— Dexerto Esports (@DexertoEsports) December 16, 2021
Looking at the player stats, it’s obvious what kind of day the OpTic streamer was having. Making it to the Grand Finals is impressive enough, but he was putting on a clinic on the way.
While Doc had a tournament-low 1.57 K/D heading into the GF, Z had a 7.07 – third-highest behind Booya and ScummN.
For the moment, it appears as though the Ricochet Anti-Cheat is holding strong. And, with that new level of security, ZLaner is still flying through tournaments with violence, speed, and momentum. So far, that seems to have quieted his accusers.