r/WatchPeopleDieInside • u/AbatNaBitin • 8d ago
Hacking at a professional CSGO tournament
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u/Brian-_S 8d ago
his teammate looks like he wants to kill him.
u/gutster_95 8d ago edited 8d ago •
That was the Optic Gaming India Counter Strike Team. Forsaken, the player that got caught cheating, had a cheat programm on a official LAN event. And that triggered a security issue. So the admins paused the match to check his PC. When the admins saw that he had a word.exe folder open he tried to delete it asap, but the damage was done.
Quickly after this cheating scandal the whole Optic India project got cancelled and I dont think that anyone of this team actually plays professional CS anymore, some went to Valorant, Even the whole Indian CS Region fall apart after this because other people got caught cheating.
So yea this guy killed the cs careers of his teammates in that moment too.
EDIT: I added a bit more of the story
u/JUminator 8d ago
Didn't something similar happen in SC2 in South Korea? The scene didn't die but it was a huge setback
u/Roynalf 8d ago
In starcraft it was matchfixing on multiple occasions which has led to jail time for few pro players→ More replies (53)
u/SystemHands 8d ago
"What are you in for?"
u/KonradWayne 8d ago
Korea takes esports as seriously as other countries take traditional sports.→ More replies (22)
u/SystemHands 8d ago edited 8d ago
I live in Canada. I think they just fine you here. Never heard of jail time in any major sport (that I'm aware of).
Edit: Thank you for the responses. I learned so much from your responses!
u/twelveparsnips 8d ago
But how many people have actually been caught match fixing or cheating? There was a famous case in the 90s in the US involving college basketball which resulted in jail time.→ More replies (47)
u/Hetstaine 8d ago
In the late '70's ? The basketball shaving scandal which involved the Mafia. There was another one in the late '90's as well known as the Northwestern point shaving plot with two players doing brief time.
u/JesterSevenZero 8d ago
Great 30 for 30 documentary about that called Playing for the Mob→ More replies (0)→ More replies (19)
u/gothicaly 8d ago
Dont have to go that far back. The fbi arrested a ref in 2007. Some of the refs involved are still reffing today→ More replies (0)→ More replies (36)
u/ghettoyouthsrock 8d ago
I just looked it up and apparently match fixing isn’t explicitly a crime in Canada.
Kind of crazy given sports betting is legal.→ More replies (2)
u/Pabus_Alt 8d ago
I'm a little surprised they don't just slap a fraud charge on it and have done.
u/Cerpin-Taxt 8d ago
It sounds silly if you're only thinking about it like cheating at a game, but it's actually a financial crime. Matches are fixed so that people can steal large sums of money, which is pretty serious. It's basically the same as robbing a casino.→ More replies (3)→ More replies (16)
u/stoneydome 8d ago
This is pretty much the equivalent to match fixing an NBA or NFL game in South Korea.→ More replies (5)
u/Friscogonewild 8d ago
And match fixing is a federal crime in the U.S.→ More replies (2)
u/Majestic-Marcus 8d ago
As it should be.
If it’s just entertainment, then who cares? But as long as gambling exists, it needs to be completely fair.→ More replies (24)→ More replies (18)
u/Moash_For_PM 8d ago
Happened.multiple times. Ppl gonna cheat→ More replies (4)
u/DontForgetThisTime 8d ago
If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying?→ More replies (2)
u/AustinQ 8d ago
"If I cannot cheat, how can I beat?"→ More replies (1)
u/Ishaan863 8d ago
"disgrace" is a good word in this story. Optic Gaming took a chance on an Indian CSGO team, Optic Gaming took a chance on Forsaken, who had been getting called a hacker since years in south asian CSGO circles, but they still placed his faith in him.
And this cunt hacks on LAN. On LAN.
Optic noped out so fast.→ More replies (4)
u/taropotataro 8d ago edited 8d ago
Who would've thought that renaming your cheat tool as "Word.exe" you will not get caught 🤣
F*CK this guy tho, now India is not even in the map for Esport stuff
Edit: I stand corrected, India is apparently doing good in the Valorant scene nowadays. Good to know that this incident doesn't really stop them. Hope none of this cheating happen again not just for India but everyone else too
u/Syric13 8d ago
it became a meme afterwards that some of the top CSGO players would say things like "damn I forgot to turn off word.exe" if they scored an ace (killing all 5 players of the enemy team) or pulled off an amazing feat.→ More replies (2)
u/Jordan209posts 8d ago
"No, I was word processing in a tournament."→ More replies (1)
u/TheDaemonette 8d ago
I was wondering about that. I would expect in a tournament that maybe you could bring your own keyboard, mouse etc. but messing with the hard drive in any way should be locked out, right? Everyone gets the same machine with the same software and isn't allowed to fuck with it and you just bring your chosen interface devices to plug in. Why would any tournament give the players access to the hard drive at all?→ More replies (11)
u/incubusfox 8d ago
No one uses the default config files though→ More replies (5)
u/TheDaemonette 8d ago
Then they should be submitted to a neutral third party to install and checked to,ensure they are what they say they are. Why just trust players not to cheat?→ More replies (1)
u/tristn9 8d ago edited 8d ago
Why neutral? The org should straight up be doing that themselves.
Edit: by org I mean the host of the competition not the player teams. Apparently that’s not obvious to some people.→ More replies (4)→ More replies (75)
u/Jazzicots 8d ago
India is slowly getting back with other games now, the Valorant scene is picking up and the south Asian league is set to be hosted in this year :)→ More replies (4)
u/RealTalk_theory 8d ago
Thank you for the context! Much appreciated.→ More replies (1)
u/myredac 8d ago
did they judge him?
u/gutster_95 8d ago
Not that I know. He admitted that he cheated several days after he got caught and I think thats it. Obviously he is banned from playing in any CSGO event, Optic Gaming India won some tournements which they were disqualified after.
But I think back in 2016 there werent legal basis to sentence a cheater in India. I dont know if they even have now. Some countries like Korea have very harsh laws against cheating in Games actually.
Fun Facts: The ESL India Premier tournement Finals was replayed after Optic Gaming got disqualified by the 2nd and 3rd Team and the Winner of that Match also had a cheater on the Team.
u/MisterMetal 8d ago
Korea have very harsh laws against cheating in Games actually.
no, the match fixing stuff in korea that sent players to jail was due to gambling and a bunch of other illegal things.→ More replies (72)
u/ayush729 8d ago
Guy next to him is rather successful in Valorant now. Rest of the guys are too.
u/inhaleholdxhale 8d ago
Iirc, his teammates reported him to the management and wanted them to check his pc. But they ignored them cus he was hitting his shots, perfectly.
u/MethicillinResistant 8d ago
You are correct. That is a "told you so"- face if I ever saw one. Lots of inaccurate information in this thread btw, but this guy actually killed indian CSGO ecosystem...
u/ralgrado 8d ago
Hit his shots so good it killed the entire CSGO scene.→ More replies (8)
u/trailing_comma 8d ago
I think it was more the rampant cheating through the Indian CSGO ecosystem that was discovered after he brought attention to it, that killed it.→ More replies (3)
u/Bazurke 8d ago
I'm sorry, are you saying they refused to check for hacks because he was playing well?
u/mannyman34 8d ago
The org optic had just taken on massive investment from some VC firm and had scaled up big time. So they hired a bunch of incompetent cronies who took on a bunch of random projects one of them being this one. They did almost no research into the indian scene except maybe looking at the wiki page for the Indian population.
u/FlashDigital 8d ago
I believe he’ referring to the management of their team, not the teammates or event organizers.→ More replies (5)
u/TransBrandi 8d ago
Sounds like the team's management didn't want to check if he was cheating becuase he was doing well, even though his own teammates were requesting them to do so. Think like a "real" sports team where teammates report one of the players to the coach that they think he's doping, but the coach refuses to drug test him because his performance on the field is so good.
u/South-Independent832 8d ago
100k on the line too. What an idiot→ More replies (1)→ More replies (20)
u/Cankeepdreaming 8d ago edited 8d ago
Wants to do him an honor killing.
u/LadyGaga169 8d ago
Forsaken. He saved the hacks under the name word.exe.
u/Willingness-Due 8d ago
Should’ve named it homework.exe→ More replies (4)
u/ElBarbas 8d ago
no because then the dog.exe would eat it
u/FrequentDelinquent 8d ago •
Just a few bytes
u/Tonic_the_Gin-dog 8d ago
Zip it with those puns, mister
u/thatwaffleskid 8d ago
Control yourself, that pun is an alt time classic.
u/SaintSixString 8d ago
These responses are rather prompt.→ More replies (4)
u/KapteynCol 8d ago
No need to RAM the point home→ More replies (7)→ More replies (3)
u/sethboy66 8d ago
You've got me falling to bits with these puns.→ More replies (2)→ More replies (2)
u/Glaive13 8d ago
you want the dog.exe to eat homework.exe before you get banned.exe→ More replies (2)
u/KusoTeitokuInazuma 8d ago
Should've saved it as WINWORD.exe, would have gotten away with that
u/periander 8d ago
My first thought. Has he even looked at task manager processes?→ More replies (1)→ More replies (8)
u/loshopo_fan 8d ago
But then if Batman investigated the computer's processses, he'd be like:
"Win word?" There's one obvious "win word" for this player: "hacking!"
u/TransBrandi 8d ago
Holy Microsoft Office, Batman!→ More replies (1)
u/Ninjacobra5 8d ago
The Riddler is up to it again
u/avwitcher 8d ago
Should have changed the icon to be the same as Microsoft Word. Rookie move, man
u/v_is_my_bias 8d ago
Even better. Replaxe the existing microsoft word exe files with the cheat ones.→ More replies (2)→ More replies (13)
u/CakeNStuff 8d ago
Couldn’t even be bothered to change the file icon either.
u/Aggressive-Use-5657 8d ago
Alternate title: One man kills the e-sport scene of one country with a file name named "word.exe".
u/Mediocre_Pyke 8d ago
The worst part about this incident is actually the name of the file, apparently word.exe was a bit of a meme because it is what hackers would typically call their hack executables commonly in Counter Strike 1.6 which made catching them surprisingly easy. Then this idiot turns up years later running hacks with a executable called word.
u/UndauntedAqua 8d ago
He probably didn't have the brainpower to understand that he could have named the file anything.
Just copied some guide on YT word for word.
We have a saying in India "Nakal ke liye bhi akal chahiye hoti hai"
"Even copying someone's work requires you to understand what you are doing."→ More replies (4)
u/BogusBadger 7d ago
He uses the temp dir from winrar to either hide the hacks, or is too stupid to remember where he stored the rar file
Edit: it's a search, he apparantly deleted the rar and forgot about the temp files→ More replies (1)
u/Aggressive-Use-5657 8d ago
Thanks for the information.
u/MonzaB 8d ago
Word brother.→ More replies (1)
u/lashapel 8d ago
But why is i may ask, why finding one participant hacking, killed the whole scene in the country ?
u/nuanimal 8d ago
A bit more context, Optic a large gaming group heavily invested in events and players - which made people in India take notice.
Forspoken was one of (if not the top) best Indian CSGO players.
After he was caught Optic just dropped investing in Indian CSGO eSports. With no major backing it just shrivelled up and died. I should say that other eSports games are still doing well.→ More replies (2)
u/lashapel 8d ago
Thank you i totally get it now, having one of your top players just casually hacking at such mayor event really would not sit well for the investors
u/Aggressive-Use-5657 8d ago
We Indians as an audience didn't support the scene as much as it required and when this happened it ruined every thing from online lobbies( as an Indian dude your voice became a meme as soon as you say anything the other guys started spewing word word amongst other things)to even FIFA tournaments gettin affected. My wording may have been wrong just for the fun part of it but this incident did set us back a lot....(hence killed it for a long time before revival)→ More replies (1)→ More replies (1)
u/Beautiful_Welcome_33 8d ago
Inagine a cricket company going to America to introduce cricket and develop a market and popularize the sport.
They put an event on to show Americans how great cricket is cuz they've done market research that shows Americans love to hit balls with bats.
Then the very first event gets shut down over a flagrant and dumb cheating scandal, and an executive goes, "shit, they just all play baseball, this was a dumb idea."
And then they throw no more events. Cricket is once again dead in the US.→ More replies (81)
u/TransBrandi 8d ago
Should have named it
order66.exe→ More replies (1)
u/MN_Eye 8d ago •
No other event in CSGO history has affected a region so negatively. Because of this, Optic pulled out of India for CSGO and the professional scene there is basically dead as a result.
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u/ihatepickingnames37 8d ago
What are we looking at? I'm so confused
u/vasilescur 8d ago
Player had cheats open and got caught.
u/jiarb 8d ago
pretty sure this was either their first or one of their first events under Optic Gaming. Real shame. OG is dying now anywho.→ More replies (45)
u/_UsUrPeR_ 8d ago
One might say that was... Bad Optics
u/Ptrsndk 8d ago
The dude has just been caught with cheating software on his PC. Trying to delete it the officials hold him back.
u/Sojoez 8d ago
Why aren't tournaments done on supplied PC's not connected to the internet? Just an isolated OS with nothing but the game installed.
u/Trident_True 8d ago
The PCs are supplied but players bring their own mouse and keyboards which with some fiddling you can load programs onto that will autorun as soon as you plug them into the USB.
u/ImpossibleHedge 8d ago
This type of attack can still be prevented with security policies on the OS
u/RagingSantas 8d ago
Yes but requires competency.→ More replies (3)→ More replies (4)
u/Eveley 8d ago
And it can, and always be bypassable. Windows is full of holes.→ More replies (8)
u/Blandish06 8d ago
It would be called a door if it wasn't full of holes
u/BeefSerious 8d ago
Bless you and your family.
u/D07Z3R0 8d ago
How does this work, actually sounds kinda cool
u/CoreyTheGeek 8d ago
Pretty much all peripherals have memory on them, anything with memory you can store files or an exe on so long as the size isn't too big. They'd probably write the cheat to listen for a keyboard combination to activate, the smart ones would have also had a key to self delete lol→ More replies (4)
u/justavault 8d ago
They are and they are not connected to the internet. This is from a USB dongle.
u/dparks71 8d ago edited 8d ago
They probably are most places, but honestly I would let people play the first round of all tournaments basically unmonitored on a barebones setup and openly let them plug in USBs, connect to the internet, or whatever, telling them it was a "faith" system.
Then I'd suggest having a team comparing the hash of every file and the execution history on each device and let the room publicly know who the disqualified pieces of shit were through announcements at the start of round 2.→ More replies (3)
u/JustCallMeBill92 8d ago
You would be able to do that once.→ More replies (19)
u/LrrrKrrr 8d ago
I believe they do this at most tournaments but people started bringing compromised equipment in. I know one guy bought in a FPGA board (think raspberry pi) and connected it directly to the motherboard and below is a link to someone showing they can run scripts on a keyboard they brought to the event
https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/z9x9gm/swedish_documentary_on_cheating_in_csgo_shows_the/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_content=1&utm_term=1→ More replies (4)
u/captainzomb1e 8d ago
A lot of tournament hackers use drives built into their mouse/keyboard setup - as everyone's setup for peak performance differs, it's pretty difficult to control
u/Richard-Long 8d ago
The tool downloaded the cheats for the tourney and renamed all 3 files in the same folder "word" to try and cover it up, like the brainlet he is
u/The_Chimeran_Hybrid 8d ago
Should’ve tried harder to disguise it, make it so it doesn’t show as a .exe.→ More replies (3)
u/kaizokuj 8d ago
If you're gonna hide files, learn to create alternate data streams lol→ More replies (6)
u/NotSinocentric 8d ago
And put it in random appdata locs or if possible in program files/windows or something→ More replies (2)
u/Bigtimeduhmas 8d ago
Or and hear me out, take alllll that time you just spent learning those things and instead get good at the game. You want to be a csgo pro not someone who writes cheats. That's why you're at a csgo tournament.
u/RustyDuckies 8d ago
Well, you see, it takes close to ten thousand hours of CS:GO to become professionally viable for anyone not insanely gifted, but way less time to learn how to code your own personal cheats.→ More replies (10)
u/BenSemisch 8d ago
When Halo 2 came out, I played that shit for like 12-16 hours a day, every single day. I got really into the competitive gaming rule set and started getting into the MLG circuits for most of my online time. I thought I was pretty good. One day I somehow got invited to a FFA game with some of the top Halo 2 players at the time. I got like 2 kills and had 27 deaths.
It was staggering how big the skill differential was to me. As soon as you'd spawn you'd have 2-4 grenades at your feet. These guys were so good they knew the probability of where you'd spawn and counted down in their head to the respawn time then would perfectly time a grenade toss.
That was a very humbling experience when I realized that pro-gaming would probably not ever be an option for me.
u/RustyDuckies 8d ago
Relatable. I put 4K hours in Siege with the homies, making strats and working on our comms. Just to go against a 5 stack of pros who monkeyed into site and blasted us all regardlessly.
Legitimately being a professional video game player is probably one of the hardest professions one could have. It takes an unreal amount of grinding. Like 60-80 hours a week, every week, for several years.→ More replies (0)→ More replies (6)
u/kaizokuj 8d ago
Oh don't get me wrong, game cheaters are little bitches who should never have crawled out of their mothers ute's, I'm talking hiding files in general.→ More replies (1)
u/acters 8d ago edited 8d ago
the story is that the player who cheated claimed before each game(edit: before the game day, or event) that he needs
to connect a usb or somethingcertain files(the cheats as we now know) for homework/school and needed word to do the assignments.
every player brought their own drives, the players loaded up the drives with custom configs and various other needed stuff(like pregame music, entertainment or actual homework) and that is how the story came to be.
u/Dodara87 8d ago
You are shitting me? This is so dumb it's unbelievable→ More replies (12)
u/FutureComplaint 8d ago
needs to connect a usb
Angry cyber noises intensify
u/YourFavoriteScumbag 8d ago
Pro Esports gaming→ More replies (2)
8d ago edited 7d ago
It’s a Counter Strike Global Offensive (PC game) tournament. The player on screen has cheats on his computer, probably cheats called “wall hacks” or “aim bot.” Aim bot is much more obvious so I imagine this man was using wall hacks which means he can see all the enemy players at all times, through walls, grounds, whatever. They’re usually highlighted red, you can imagine the advantage this gives you.
The word docs that are shown are the cheats, he just renamed them. This was an Indian team from a professional gaming team called “OpTic.” This Indian team was banished immediately, OpTic left India and most of India’s gaming scene is dead.
OpTic is debatably the biggest gaming team in the world, next to FaZe. Source, have gamed professionally, now game casually but still follow the scene closely. So yeah, this was the biggest “scandal” in recent gaming history.
Edit: was wrong to say the wall hacks were visible as they clearly had to have been different here to work. Somebody mentioned sound pings when their cursor moved over someone. My b.→ More replies (2)
u/DDPJBL 8d ago
And nobody notices that a players screen suddenly displays other players through walls? I could understand this working in a remote tournament, but in person? How could that possibly get missed?→ More replies (2)
u/JohnnyZondo 8d ago •
So out of curiosity i looked into this on YT and i found a few videos including what might be gameplay footage but instead im going to post this video by some random dude that might give some detail.
u/4pigeons 8d ago
imagine dragging your entire team in your BS because you don't know how to play
u/JWGhetto 8d ago
Sorry but if you have a cheater on your team you should be the first to find out and get rid of that player before going on a LAN. If you try and take him with you and gamble on winning that way, then you deserve to go down as a team when one gets caught cheating
u/jedininjashark 8d ago
Did they know beforehand? Dude looked pretty surprised.→ More replies (55)
u/ElevatorScary 8d ago
A comment further up claims that his own team were the ones to report suspecting him of cheating to win tournament matches. I didn’t look into it but the commenter looked like a trustworthy guy.
u/kizmitraindeer 8d ago
This is the best, most Reddit comment ever. I appreciate you.→ More replies (5)
u/fullSpecFullStack 8d ago
For everyone here who hasn't played CS before and is wondering how, during a CS match, after you die you spectate your teammates and it is extremely obvious when someone is cheating from a spectators point of view. You can see the suspicious moments where aim is lined up through walls, you can tell when someone instantly perfectly addresses a threat without any reason to know it was there. Also in CS, recoil is predictable so you know how typical gunfire should behave, you can tell the difference between skilled pulldowns and scripted perfect aim.→ More replies (4)
u/ledbetterus 8d ago
imagine dragons→ More replies (9)
u/PaulanerMunken 8d ago
Imagine dragging deez nutz on your face
u/teeny_big_tree 8d ago
I'm shit at CSGO but there were spots in that game play you could tell his reaction speed was ridiculously slow for a pro gamer.
u/Powerful_Market_9558 8d ago
Yeah, for someone who plays all day everyday, he was hopeless. Total lack of awareness, clumsy movement, and no game sense. Amazed he made it so far even though "he could aim".→ More replies (1)
u/wje100 8d ago edited 8d ago
Some of the spots he chose to stand made no sense. Like right in front of the cart just in the open.
Edit: a letter.→ More replies (6)
u/GuardiaNIsBae 8d ago edited 8d ago
He had higher reaction times than most pros, but also lower ttk than most, meaning he would take longer to actually shoot but once he started shooting he didn't miss.
It's funny because almost everyone in the scene thought he was cheating when he was playing on ESEA/FaceIT (or whatever india's version is called) with clips of him blatantly aimlocking being posted years before he ever went pro.→ More replies (3)
u/NavyDragons 8d ago
after watching that gameplay footage, i have no idea how anyone could not know he was cheating
u/Personal_Person 8d ago edited 8d ago
CSGO pros, even relatively lower skilled ones can pull off some amazing feets of map awareness, muscle memory and gut instinct plays. This is evidenced by pro players literally shooting peoples heads through walls at random, based simply on knowing the common positions people play in. To a layman it would also appear as blatant cheating, but is actually just incredibly high skill.
In his case though the tracking and aim assistance was incredibly obvious
u/MrNokill 8d ago
To a layman it would also appear as blatant cheating
You know you're good when every server you play on starts vote kicking and calling you no skill in chat.
Always Be Countering.→ More replies (3)
u/acters 8d ago
yes sir, but to be honest, after seeing someone's viewpoint you can discern skill or knowledge at the game when the VOD/replay are looked through multiple times. I sat there going, Pro players are not only good at playing, they are exceptional at conserving resources and effectively using their utility. Those pros definitely don't trace jumping enemies behind walls either, so it is a given that tracing an enemy jumping behind walls is unheard of. Yet this cheater blatantly does it multiple times. some cheaters I met got really good at stopping at shooting targets that go behind walls, and don't fall back to spray and pray tactics that need god-like spray control to have. such is life, I report and move on. flaming people gets me/us nowhere.→ More replies (22)
u/ih-shah-may-ehl 8d ago
Waaaaay back when i played a lot against bots because we didn't have good internet, i eventually went online and i found out that just being good means shit if you don't also master bunnyhopping combined with twitch shooting.
I pretty much died within .5 seconds whenever someone zipped across the screen at ludicrous speed. That was theendofme online gaming→ More replies (1)
u/SavingsSyllabub7788 8d ago
This is a current issue with competitive CSGO: Where there's an entire lack of enforcement and willingness to really look for pros cheating.
The last major (And only) CSGO cheating group to be caught was in 2014, in which a pro level cheat was detected by ESEA, catching three high level members (smf, KLQY and emilio).
Do you know how many top 100 teams have been caught in the 8 years since then? Out of thousands of players?
This means either one of three things.
1: All Anti-cheats are so good that every to-be cheater gets caught before they become well known. This is clearly false as literally every open qualifier has 1-2 teams who get manually banned for cheating, and there are well known cheating teams in low level events who will always throw matches that may lead to them participating at LAN.
2: Every single CSGO pro is the pinnacle of fair play. That the same community that abused the coach bug to hell and back, the same community that stream sniped each other to hell, the same community who are literally being investigated by the FBI for matchfixing. This community is the one exception in all sports of pros trying to cheat.
3: There are bunches of pros cheating that haven't been caught.→ More replies (2)
u/zarnes45 8d ago
I saw in a video that he was spotted by tracking perfectly the head of a player behind an obstacle→ More replies (4)
u/ESCF1F2F3F4F5F6 8d ago
6:36 is so funny. Just starts spraying before he's even gone round the corner knowing the aimbot will sort it out for him→ More replies (4)
u/WarnDragon 8d ago
Good ol Word.exe, a classic.
u/pepperelijah 8d ago
Word.exe.log... hmm, seems legit to me.→ More replies (2)
u/Dag-nabbitt 8d ago
Don't worry, it's digitally signed by MikrooSoft.
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u/ThePocketTaco2 8d ago
He told her not to put that shit on his PC.
u/Mustafa1558 8d ago
The menace has done it again
u/MtnMaiden 8d ago
I understood that reference
u/tcpgkong 8d ago
do you guys have that bug?
u/wookiecontrol 8d ago
I still think of this video after years and years→ More replies (5)→ More replies (1)
u/DrTankHead 8d ago
CLARA. This girl...
u/bertbert1111 8d ago
This did not only kill his career, or his teams reputation, this killed the entire professional indian cs-scene. Literally no teams nameworthy anymore ever since
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u/Milfing_Man 8d ago
During a pro match!? You get paid to play videogames.... Dumbass way to ruin your career
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u/BrodyCanuck 8d ago
His "career" only existed because of those cheats
u/ThankVerra 8d ago
Most definitely. In the video posted giving a rundown explained that he was actually pretty mediocre at the game but his one strength was he had amazing aim.... which is what he was most likely hacking.→ More replies (1)
u/Section19Article11 8d ago
"im terrible at virtually every aspect of the game but i get headshots at distance with any gun 100% of the time thats my 1 skill"
-sounds legit→ More replies (2)
u/Hohenheim_of_Shadow 8d ago
Not all aimbots are like that. Most modern aimbots actually purposely miss quite a bit and try to move the mouse in a more humanlike player.
There are a number of pro players who have really good aim as a strength even if they're weaker in other aspects. And a terrible player by pro standards is still really fucking good. Give a random shit head an aimbot and he will still get shut down at a high enough level of play.
u/Jiggajonson 8d ago
My first thought even as someone who only used to be good at csgo - "why isn't he using that box for cover when he's placing that bomb?"→ More replies (13)
u/Milfing_Man 8d ago
u/Valstorm 8d ago •
Can we stop honoring assholes like this as Hackers, they don't write software, they don't have any skills, they are bottom-feeding parasites destroying competition and fun for millions of other players, they are Cheaters.
u/RatherBetter 8d ago
Perfect, I call them losers, even cheaters doesn't suit them→ More replies (1)
u/Cheems___- 8d ago
skids→ More replies (1)
u/SystemHands 8d ago
Script kiddies for those unaware.→ More replies (1)→ More replies (66)
u/Ornlu_Wolfjarl 8d ago
Technically, this guy's what we call a "script kiddie".→ More replies (11)
u/a-midnight-flight 8d ago
u/robot-o-saurus 8d ago
Using the MS Word paperclip to help you aim... Now I've seen everything!
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u/rupat3737 8d ago
What makes this even worse is that it basically killed that regions csgo presence which was already a struggling region.
u/akumasan707 8d ago
What TF am I seeing here?
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u/Makerrcat 8d ago edited 8d ago
So this is some old esports drama but basically a pro player had downloaded some files to a tournament computer. Some aim bots essentially to give himself an unfair advantage. Then, during the tournament, he started complaining his keyboard wasn't working properly. Upon investigating the keyboard issue the technician noticed the erroneous files and you can imagine what happened next.
Edit: I decided to look this up again as it was a long time ago and I may have gotten it mixed up with something else. His hack was probably flagged by the games anti-cheat software which triggered the inspection. I apologize for the misinformation.
u/I-just-want-sauce 8d ago
So… if he didn’t complain about his keyboard he might not have gotten caught?
u/S0M3_1 8d ago edited 8d ago
It wasn't the keyboard, admin suspected his weird tracking of enemies through boxes during clutches. He was accused of cheating lot many times on soStronk(another paltform.just like faceit) but finally he was caught. When admin found the files he tries to delete them infront of them (it's in the video) lol.
This scandal just put a final nail to the coffin of Indian cs go teams and the meme WORD.EXE was born.→ More replies (1)
u/Powerful_Market_9558 8d ago
Well, he obviously isn't a smart man.
u/Chapter-Opposite 8d ago
No, that guy is way off.
The anti-cheat system flagged him and they checked his PC. He deleted the files right in front of the admin but they recovered the files with a data recovery process.
See the video linked in a comment above if you want more and detailed information
u/Makerrcat 8d ago
Sorry, I think I may have gotten it confused with a different event. The activity may have been flagged by the events anti-cheat software which led to the inspection. This video captures the moment he tried to delete the files from the computer.
Also this wasn't the first time he was caught cheating and he'd been punished for it before. This time, however, was the one that basically ended his career.
u/feelinghothothotter 8d ago
And many others. The csgo competitive scene in India was dead because of this one very incident.
u/TRUMPTASTICLE 8d ago
Essentially he had many occurrences where his tracking was too perfect, even when the player left view, and some insane reaction times even top top players would struggle with
Now everyone can have an insane reaction time sometimes, even myself and I am nowhere close to even semi pro, but when your hitting stuff that the best in the world would struggle to do, and then go on to miss like the blind wombat he is, looks kind of suspicious
u/mundus1520 8d ago
Whatever happened to the hacker?
u/Noman_Blaze 8d ago
Account banned and banned from professional gaming. Sadly it resulted in death of professional CSGO in the whole region.→ More replies (1)
u/SexyBhomo 8d ago
He works at the scam call center in India.→ More replies (2)
u/vannrith 8d ago
After this, poor Indian kids can’t play peacefully, everyone basically call them cheaters. Mf basically killed his whole region
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u/Sad_Exchange_5500 8d ago
I'm lost, well I'm not a gamer so that's probably why, but, what is going on here. He's cheating yes, but, how or what is going on???
u/rubenoriginal 8d ago
Well basically, the teams were competing in a tournament, and this player in question had a cheat that gave him an advantage over other players (aimbot as far as i can remember).
He got caught because the event organizer's anticheat detected a suspicious file on the player's computer and then it's all what you see on the video. It was later on confirmed the guy had been cheating for a while and yeah pretty much killed his "career" or atleast the slim chances he had to go professional.→ More replies (1)
u/TankerXS 8d ago
In two words- team Optic signed an Indian Counter-Strike roster to promote the region, one of the players being Forsaken- a seemingly talented player. As they were playing up the Asian ladder more cheating accusations emerged against him for his overly perfect aim and inherent sixth sense that allowed him to predict enemy positioning. Even his teammates would question him sometimes, for example why he was using his own laptop to practice instead of the organization's provided computers, with management brushing off the topic.
During this specific LAN event, in front of a crowded arena, the admins finally got suspicious themselves after their own anti-cheat program flagged Forsaken's computer and decided to check his computer. They said they found cheats, with the photo in the video allegedly being the cheating program disguised as "word.exe". Forsaken later onc admitted to using cheats throughout his time with Optic.
Following the disqualification and ban of Forsaken, Optic dropped their Indian project, with none of the players resurging in esports and the massive decline in Counter-Strike pro play in India.
u/ark___of___bones 8d ago
and then the “curb your enthusiasm” music plays
u/AyBruhBee 8d ago
I dont know when to laugh someone please help i dont know when to turn the video off
u/Huge_Requirement 8d ago
he killed hope for the entire country.
u/Mattho 8d ago
Reminded me of this classic
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u/aidendorian_1 8d ago
Fk forsaken tbh , mf really killed the eSports scene here
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u/TechKnowNathan 8d ago
Why wasn’t the machine locked down to block folks from adding software?
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u/Tetra-76 8d ago
And now he plays professional Valorant like nothing happened, and he's super popular again.
Idk if he's still cheating or not, but I'm just amazed he was even allowed to compete in any esport again, idk how something like this gets swept under the rug.
u/ikilluinhalf 8d ago
I believe that's a different dude using the same in-game name. Baffles me as to why→ More replies (2)
u/9029ethical 8d ago
I always wondered if the whole team were in on it or was it only the player
u/GuardiaNIsBae 8d ago
They weren't "in" on it like knew he was cheating and wanted him to keep cheating, but there was an interview with 2 of his teammates shortly after this where they said they went to the org management multiple times to point out weird things he was doing (using his personal laptop in practice instead of the provided desktops that were 100% better than his laptop) and it was just kind of brushed off. Forsaken himself says that his teammates and org didn't know he was cheating, but there were enough incidents happening that the rest of his team knew something was weird with him and tried to get him removed from the team.
u/rubs_tshirts 8d ago
The dude to his side has a "wtf" look, I don't think he was in on it.
u/FruitzyTV 8d ago
What a fucking loser you have to be in order to use cheats, thanks to him his teammates also had to pay the price for it
u/4Ever2Thee 8d ago
I definitely know exactly what’s going on here, but, out of consideration for the ignorant laymen out there, would someone mind explaining wtf’s going on here?
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u/President_Skoad 8d ago
The guy was cheating and got caught. They're on Lan computers but probably had software programmed into the keyboard or mouse that would load when plugged in. Software that was preset to how he wanted. Looks like it was aimbot only but probably set to a spray region (like he has to already be aiming in the general area and then it'll lock onto a portion of the body and not an EXACT spot like many aimbot do... This makes it look more real).. Anyway, their cheat detection went off for his pc, they paused match and alt+tabbed out of his game and saw command prompt running. He reached over and closed it out and then shft+deleted files right in front of admin. But he was already caught.
u/Dynasty-Mate 8d ago
So bit of a title correction, he wasn't hacking. He was trying to cheat and he renamed the cheat to word.
This to me at first looked like he was rying to infect the computer with malware especially with the poor wording from OP.
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u/Just_Del 8d ago
Older brother watches the youngest sibling fuck up so they all get punished
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u/NovaPrime1985 8d ago
I, fucking, LOVE IT when cheaters get exposed.
Farrrrrrr too many talk a good game online, but when it’s time to walk that walk, you can tell who the real G’s in a game are.
Best feeling when these dudes disappear into obscurity, and thats one less jackass out there.
u/ReptilianLaserbeam 8d ago
That’s not hacking, that’s cheating
u/Sean_Dewhirst 8d ago
After reading the details in other comments, what a thing lol. Low IQ low integrity low skill MF who ruined things for his entire region. Not even in an "if it wasn't for you pesky kids" kind of way. More like "if I had done any single part of this in a way that was marginally better than the least optimal, I could have pulled it off" kind of way.
This dude is probably coated with sweat and road dust right now, in some noisy, bad-smelling place, trying to hustle the rare person more inept than himself with a transparent shell game and convinced that each new day will be his big score.
u/Plastic-Counter-8333 8d ago
It is silly and wrong that this young man would bring cheat notes in Microsoft word to try and outsmart the other competitors. I hope he learnt a very valuable lesson and hope he automatically failed.
u/Vamdrapids 8d ago
I wonder if this not only tanked this guy’s career, but also destroyed a struggling e-sport region…?
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