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CS:GO pro under fire after suspicious tournament clip surfaces

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A Finnish pro Counter Strike: Global Offensive player has been accused of cheating after their Loot Bet match was livestreamed on Twitch.

CS:GO is still one of the most popular games in esports right now, despite the game releasing almost seven years ago. Pro tournaments are held all the time, with teams desperate to prove that they're the best players in the world.

Finnish pro player Juho 'Juhob' Lampinen is no stranger to such tournaments, playing with several teams over the years, such as Epiphany Bolt and nerdRage. He recently participated in a Loot Bet event, where eagle-eyed viewers spotted something they thought was suspicious.

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Juhob was accused of cheating during a June 11 match.


Why did people accuse him of cheating?

In the clip, Juhob is seen firing at a wall that has zero sightline of his opponent, before randomly shooting in circles as though he realized he'd messed up by showing a cheat on stream and was trying to throw off the scent.

(Click here to watch the following clip on Streamable.)

"Oh yeah he's 100% cheating, even did the typical "oh shit I fucked up and shot the guy through the wall so let me start shooting randomly to make it look like I'm checking spots then turn it all the way to just shooting in circles to celebrate," one Reddit commenter said. "Lmaoo the fucking panic after he realized he fucked up only made it worse," another user laughed.

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The clip even made its way to Twitter, where even more people were confused by his bizarre actions. "It's more sketch that he starts spinning in circles and shooting to hide the fact that he just gave it up that he's walling," tweeted one person. "Yeah, the stuff he started doing after that 'aimlock' makes it extremely suspicious tbh," another said.

It's hard to say for sure whether he was cheating or simply just acting erratically for some other reason. But it is easy to see why people could have found his behavior a little strange, especially since it seemingly came out of nowhere.

Speaking of cheating...

Popular CS:GO YouTuber 'Zuhn' was banned by Valve back in May, after allegedly uploading two videos demonstrating how he uses cheats in the past.

The player protested his innocence though, and tweeted, "Welp. The only thing I can think to say right now is [a] false overwatch ban. It’s obvious I don't cheat but we'll see what happens. I don’t know what's going on."

Overwatch is a system where fellow players can monitor suspicious behavior on Steam. Zuhn had allegedly been cheating for some time, so it's hardly a surprise that his actions finally caught up with him.

They say "cheaters never prosper" for a reason, and it's always a matter of time before people get caught out.