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CSGO player gets revenge on cheaters by creating hilarious fake cheats

Published: 6/Jul/2020 6:05

by Andrew Amos

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Sick of cheaters in Counter-Strike? How about beat them at their own game? That’s what YouTuber ‘ScriptKid’ did, creating a new “cheating” software for CS:GO that sabotaged would-be hackers.

Getting matched against a cheater in CS:GO ⁠— or any game ⁠— is infuriating. It saps the fun out of the game, getting headshot from across the map by a guy spinning around with a Negev.

While Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) does its best to snuff out the hackers, it’s not perfect. However, there is a solution outside of that.

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CS:GO cheats come in all shapes and sizes.

Software engineer and CS:GO fan ‘ScriptKid’ took it upon himself to code a cheat client for the game. However, instead of giving everyone who downloaded it cheats, it only intended to sabotage their gameplay.

He created a “bait software” that looked like a cheat, even promising it was “100% undetected by VAC” while being totally free. Too good to be true, right? Despite that, 1,021 people downloaded the software in the space of just two weeks.

Instead of giving players the promise of an incredible aimbot, or walls beyond what the server could render, ScriptKid’s client made cheaters look like fools. He installed multiple “punishments” for cheaters to get mocked by.

These punishments included shooting teammates, screwing up grenade throws, and even stopping defuses just before they finished. They would apply randomly, so it was hard to know when they would sabotage cheaters next. The full list of punishments can be found here:

  • Burning Man: throw grenades straight down and unbind movement keys for a few seconds.
  • No Plant or Defuse: cancel plant or defuse at the last second, and play a fake sound to confuse them.
  • Big Spender: waste the cheater’s money by buying bad weapons, like shotguns.
  • NoSpray4U: 50% chance to drop weapons when spraying.
  • Invert Mouse ADS: invert mouse while aiming down scope.
  • Violence Speed Momentum: ups sensitivity to 100 for a few seconds.
  • Butter Fingers: drops weapon every time they try to shoot.
  • Do You Even Aim Bro: “basically the opposite of an aimbot.”
  • Blood Brothers: fires the cheater’s weapon when hovering over an ally.

This isn’t the first set of cheaters ScriptKid has sprung a trap on. He’s done this in the past with PUBG hackers, tricking them into installing his “bait software” that made them jump out of moving vehicles, shoot teammates while reviving them, and dropping grenades on them.

Given ScriptKid’s “cheats” would probably get picked up by VAC eventually for altering the game’s files, it would be a double whammy for the thousand-odd players who fell for the bait.

However, if it means less cheaters in CS:GO, then so be it. If you’re going to cheat, at least do it right.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.