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Dafran exposes Overwatch player using two accounts in the same match

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch League pro turned full-time Twitch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca caught a win-trader using two accounts in the same game.

During a January 12 broadcast, the Danish hitscan prodigy was playing a match on Eichenwalde when something suspicious started happening. A player on his team named Jinx2 kept leaving the game after going AFK while a player on the other team named Jinx continued playing.

Because his team was effectively playing down a player, the streamer’s attack phase ended relatively quickly with many accusing Jinx of win-trading. Win-trading is when a player on a team deliberately throws so that someone on the opposite team ranks up easily.

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What made this even more bizarre was the fact the two win-traders had the same name. Because of this, Dafran originally believed the user named Jinx2 was trying to ruin Jinx’s reputation.

“I think Jinx is not Jinx2,” the former Atlanta Reign star wrote in the match chat. He did note, however, that it would be a crazy coincidence to have two players with the same name.

Immediately following the match, Francesca used the replay viewer to investigate and find any potential shenanigans.

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After observing the POVs of both the alleged win-traders, the streamer discovered that when one Jinx when AFK, the other would begin to move. “It’s actually him!” Dafran shouted.

“It’s him win-trading. Why would he win-trade with the same name?” the ex-pro wondered as he continued to observe the footage.

“Exposed, dude. It’s him,” the Twitch star laughed as more instances of one of the accounts being inactive surfaced. “He stopped moving and the other guy starts moving.”

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While many would be mad at having their game ruined by a win-trader, Dafran just laughed it off and did what any good player would do: report the cheater.

“I investigated replay and he is win-trading with himself on two accounts,” the Danish streamer wrote in his report to Blizzard.

Robert Paul/Overwatch League
Robert Paul/Overwatch League
Dafran played one stage in the Overwatch League before retiring.

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For his part, Dafran has been quite well-behaved since being banned by Twitch back in November for “saying stupid sh*t.”

After being unbanned, the Overwatch star promised to become a role model and “sprout into a beautiful soul.” So far, he hasn’t gone back on his word and his streams have become relatively wholesome and good-natured. Hopefully, he can keep it up throughout 2020.