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WarOwl tests how many reported CS:GO players are actually hacking

Published: 11/Jul/2019 17:04 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 3:17

by Daniel Cleary


Popular CS:GO YouTuber, TheWarOwl, reveals how likely a reported player is to be cheating after running an extensive test using CS:GO’s “Overwatch” anti-cheat system.

WarOwl is one of the most popular CS:GO YouTubers and is often known for his highly informative videos on different aspects of the game.

In his most recent video, the YouTuber decided to test out how likely it was for a player to actually be hacking when they get reported in-game by taking data from CS:GO’s community regulated “Overwatch” system.

ValveOverwatch is regulated by experienced CS:GO players to give their verdict on suspicious players.

The Overwatch system encourages experienced CS:GO players to make verdicts on whether or not a player is hacking after watching a short snippet of their gameplay from when they got reported.

WarOwl set out to tackle fifty of these cases by himself and seemed to find quite a lot of cheaters with quite a lot of them playing in the 2v2 Wingman mode in many cases even noticing more than one cheater per game, “Two times as many Wingman games were hack vs hack than the 5v5 games.”

Despite not encountering many cheaters during his own game time, WarOwl listed the recent Free-to-play model as a possible reason for cheaters explaining that there is less consequences now that players don’t have to re-buy the game when banned, “There’s no consequences, you just make a new account.”

After completing all of the cases, WarOwl revealed that a staggering 45 of the 50 reported CS:GO players tested were hacking in some way such as wall hacks, aimbot or other types of external cheats.

He then revealed other data he had gathered from the overwatch cases such as the cheaters’ favorite CS:GO map, Dust 2, which should come as no shock to fans of the game and their weapon of choice, the Scout, which offers the most mobility of CS:GO’s high damage guns.

Despite CS:GO having a known cheating problem, it does not seem to affect the game’s popularity, as they still maintain a massive player base with over 16 Million unique players in the month of June 2019 alone.

Due to the large number and variety of cheaters in CS:GO it can often take time to identify every kind of cheat, however, Valve have been known for actively banning cheaters in waves every so often to keep it under control.


FaZe Clan’s NiKo set to join G2 Esports very soon: Report

Published: 24/Oct/2020 19:18 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 19:23

by Alan Bernal


CSGO star Nikola ‘⁠NiKo’ Kovač is close to a transfer out of FaZe Clan to G2 Esports, which would pair him with cousin and fellow rifler, Nemanja ‘huNter-’ Kovač.

Back in late September, it was reported that the two organizations opened up discussion around the transfer of the 23-year old Bosnian international. The deal was expected to be finalized weeks after the initial report, though now it could be closer to happening.

There would be a lot of pressure for both teams to close the books on a deal soon, seeing as the BLAST Premier Fall Series is around the corner.

The news follows FaZe Clan’s latest event championship at the European Intel Extreme Masters XV New York on October 11; G2 Esports finished that event in 7th-8th place.

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G2 Esports
G2 Esports could bolster their strong lineup with FaZe’s superstar NiKo.

According to HLTV, the deal could include “one of the biggest transfer fees in the game,” which could outdo the $500,000 fee FaZe paid mousesports for NiKo in 2017.

G2 would have to make space in their starting roster for NiKo, which could see French player François ‘AmaNEk’ Delaunay either benched or traded to another team, according to the report. Similarly, FaZe are said to already be on the hunt for someone to replace the star before the $150,000 BLAST Premier begins.

G2 Esports are in the Group C bracket of that event and will face off against FURIA on November 2, while the Group B matchup between FaZe and BIG kicks off on October 29 – so the two sides will be hard-pressed to finalize any proposed deal as soon as possible.

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NiKo could be moving on from FaZe Clan and coldzera.

As successful as NiKo has been on an individual level, his run with FaZe has yet to result in a Major title. While the next Major in Rio has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing crisis, the superstar could be playing under a new banner by the time it rolls around.

If a deal gets done, he will move on from a team with players like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David, Markus ‘Kjaerbye’ Kjærbye, and Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard for the likes of Nemanja ‘nexa’ Isaković and longtime French star Kenny ‘kennyS’ Schrub.

NiKo has been with FaZe for three years, but all indications are that his spell wearing the red and black jerseys won’t be lasting much longer.