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Benjyfishy gets Fortnite cheaters disqualified at $250,000 Dreamhack LAN

Published: 29/Nov/2019 22:15 Updated: 29/Nov/2019 22:23

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar Fortnite pro Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ David Fish exposed two players who were cheating at the $250,000 Dreamhack Winter event, leading to their eventual disqualification.

Cheating in Fortnite online and in the privacy of your own home is much more feasible than doing so while competing at an actual event for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

However, two players, who go by the names of ‘Shadoxxx’ and ‘Stele98’ in-game, apparently found a way to cheat by teaming in the currently ongoing $250,000 Fortnite tournament, held at this year’s Dreamhack Winter event in Sweden.

They were exposed on Twitter by World Cup finalist Benjyfishy, who is in attendance and will be competing in the tournament later on in the weekend.

The NRG star posted a video in which the two players can clearly be seen teaming, with Luminosity Gaming’s Khuna being the one who unfortunately fell victim to the cheaters.

While most of the accusations of cheating often come with circumstantial evidence that can be subjective, Benjy’s video is very damning and conclusive.

The two players were standing still very near each other and waiting for Khuna to get in between them, at which point they both opened fire at the same time and quickly took down the LG pro.

The evidence was so overwhelming that it took the Dreamhack officials almost no time at all to disqualify the cheaters, tweeting out the news less than an hour after Benjy’s tweet was posted.

“We’re investigating the matter and disqualified the people in question for collusion,” the wrote. “We’ll continue to keep an eye out and investigate suspicious behavior.

DreamhackThis year’s Dreamhack Winter event in Sweden is hosting a $250,000 Fortnite tournament over three days.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that teaming has taken center-stage at a major Fortnite tournament, as most fans will remember the controversy surrounding World Cup finalists XXiF and Ronaldo.

The two players were deemed to have been teaming while playing a qualifier for the Solos World Cup. Still, their subsequent suspension ended just in time for them to play in a qualifier for the Duos tournament, which they ended up qualifying for.

This sparked significant outrage and backlash from the community towards Epic Games, which was exemplified by the massive boos that XXiF received from the crowd when he was shown on the big screen.

Call of Duty

CDL pros concerned after several Challengers players appear to be hacking

Published: 5/Dec/2020 23:46 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Videos have surfaced showing amateur CoD players potentially cheating during the CDL’s first Challengers Cup tournament of the season, and now several Call of Duty League pros have expressed worry about the state of the competitive scene.

When the Call of Duty League first announced that PC would be used for competitive play in the upcoming season, many immediately showed concern about the potential emergence of hacking issues – maybe not at the pro level but certainly in the Challengers amateur circuit.

Now, they might actually have something to worry about, as several clips from the season’s first Challengers Cup have popped up on social media showing some players performing very suspiciously.

Of course, while no one’s technically been proven to be cheating, the community isn’t waiting for the court to be adjourned; Call of Duty has always been played a certain way, and when some previously-unknown players begin to distinguish themselves as outliers suddenly after using a PC is an option, everyone takes notice.

“LMAO Online PC s**t is a joke with no anti-cheat,” New York Subliners star, Clayster, said in response to the clips above. “Apparently this dude dropped 71 kills in control too, ahahahaha.”

“Boy dropped 71, 19 kills from winning three rounds by HIMSELF,” said former Seattle Surge starter, Pandur. “Y’all thought last year was bad, we in the PC realm now boys. Can’t trust nobody.”

Surge head coach JoeyNubzy also chipped in with a similar sentiment: “Useless admins and blatant cheating – we have to do better to help the Challengers scene thrive and keep players around.”

Here are some more reactions to potential hackers in the Challengers Cup, as clips are spreading around social media like wildfire after many top-name players started sharing them for awareness.

What can be done about this?

Challengers is meant to be a pipeline for future pro-level players while also giving everyone else an official platform to compete for prize money and recognition. Needless to say, something definitely has to be done about this before the competitive integrity of the amateur division is compromised beyond repair.

While it’s unlikely for the league to revert its decision allowing Challengers players to use either PC or console, they could require all those playing on PC to stream their POV, which is currently not the case.

Not counting the first Challengers Cup, which is still currently ongoing, there are three more such tournaments scheduled up to mid-January, all of which could definitely lose their validity if hacking & cheating continue to be a major issue.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this topic as things develop, so make sure to follow us on Twitter, @Dexertointel, for all the latest news, updates, and more.