One of the former OpTic India CS:GO players, Agneya ‘Marzil’ Koushik, has released a statement about the cheating scandal involving his former teammate, Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat.
Forsaken was caught cheating at the $100,000 eXTREMESLAND 2018 LAN event in Shanghai which resulted in him and the rest of OpTic India being disqualified for the event.
The guilty player was kicked from OpTic shortly after and the rest of the team didn’t last much longer, despite denying having any knowledge about his actions.
Now Marzil, who had been on the roster with forsaken since June, has released lengthy statement on Facebook, lamenting the turn of events and doubling down on the comments about not knowing what was going on.
“What forsaken did is unforgivable as he has destroyed so many people’s hard work and cost multiple people jobs and opportunities for no fault of their own,” said the for OpTic man. “I know I’ve also publicly defended forsaken in the past and I am sorry for the same. I put too much faith in somebody since the anticheat systems couldn’t catch him for so long and I believed it to be another ropz sort of case.”
Robin ‘ropz’ Kool is an Estonian phenom who rose through the ranks of the FACEIT Pro League at an alarming rate, earning a great deal of suspicion from the community and other pro players in the process.
The no 18-year-old eventually had to travel to the FACEIT offices and play in front of their admins to help prove his innocence and was picked up by Mousesports soon after.
Unfortunately for Marzil and the rest of OpTic India, this was not the case for forsaken. It has also been proven that the Indian player cheated at the ESL India Premiership finals, an event that OpTic India took first place in.
“I am taking this time to actually reset by spending time with family and friends, playing other video games and just MAYBE sometimes playing some PUGs to keep me warm and sharp,” Marzil continued. “I do not know what my future is going to be like but I’d like to make an informed decision about the same.”