A Twitch streamer who vehemently denied that he cheats while playing Escape from Tarkov has had his account banned after accidentally revealing the cheat he uses on stream, and threatening legal action against those who say he uses hacks.
Allegations of using cheats first appeared on Wednesday, June 6, when a video was posted to the /r/LivestreamFail subreddit that claimed to show Kablamo locking on to players who were hidden by walls and headshot after headshot on unsuspecting opponents.
Although the streamer denies using cheats, he was able to provide viewers with some oddly specific information about them when attempting to shut down the accusations, and added more fuel to the fire on June 6 in the hours before his Twitch was shut down.
Kablamo first claimed that he would take the Reddit user who made the video to court, and confirmed that he was asking him to remove the video before he had to proceed with issuing a copyright claims against it, and possible legal action.
“I have enough money to go to court for this thing,” the Twitch streamer told his audience. “I will be willing to gladly go to court for this. I have it ready, I’m asking him to take it down now so I don’t have to submit it.”
“I’m asking him once to just take it down, so I don’t have to go to court for it. If he decides to challenge the copyright, he will have to go to court.”
Kablamo then decided to pull up his cheat injector, trying to show his viewers that it wasn’t possible to use hacks in Escape from Tarkov, and that while he had cheats installed, they were for others games like Pavlov VR.
In this clip, where he shows off the hacks he has installed, an eagle-eyed viewer managed to spot the name of one of these cheats, and upon searching the name of the cheat, discovered that the first result took them to a page dedicated to Escape from Tarkov cheats.
Once this became apparent, Kablamo then attempted to convince those watch that the cheat was actually a GTA V hack. However, the URL of the webpage he showed to the stream specifically mentioned the game, meaning it’s likely that he had to search for Grand Theft Auto for it to not show the Tarkov version.
Following this, the streamer’s Twitch account was taken down, although the reason for this remains unclear.
The platform's Terms of Service state that “any activity, such as cheating, hacking, botting, or tampering, that gives the account owner an unfair advantage in an online multiplayer game,” is against their Community Guidelines, so it's likely that this was the reason. We have reached out to Twitch for comment on the ban.