Cheaters and hackers may be found in almost every major 'Esports' video game these days. While games like Fortnite and CS:GO have significant 'cheats' issues, even younger Esports titles like Valorant are having to deal with the threat.
We've already discussed some of the most high-profile cheating incidents in games like Fortnite and CS:GO. It's no secret that a number of high-profile figures in the gaming business have been implicated in cheating controversies in the past.
These are more serious instances than the random hackers and cheats you may encounter in multiplayer lobbies. This is due to the fact that in the majority of these instances, gamers are making a large fortune from the games they play.
Regardless, we'll take a look at the top five worst cheats in Esports history in this post.
The Top 5 Worst Cheaters in Esports History
1. TSM vs. Azubu Frost
This event occurred during the Season 2 'World Championships' of League of Legends, which were held in October 2012. The Esports competition was clearly broadcast to tens of thousands of viewers across the globe.
Members of the Azubu Frost Esports squad kept glancing at the audience's screen throughout the quarterfinals, which was visible to both teams due to the stage's layout.
This enabled them to pinpoint the precise location of other TSM members on the map. TSM players accused Azubu Frost of cheating after the game. Azubu Frost received a $30,000 fine for cheating at the end of the controversy. The event may be seen in the video below.
2. Nick Eh 30 and David Morgan
Nick Eh, 30, is a Canadian YouTuber and Fortnite pro who was discovered cheating in a charity Esports event. His actual name is Nicholas Amyoony. To promote healthy competition among gamers, the tournament's regulations stipulated that participants must land in specified places.
However, the rules specified that a player would only get a warning for his first offense. Nick Eh 30, it turned out, was aware of this, cheated in the competition, and was just given a warning. He was even overheard discussing the incident with his companion.
3. FaZe Jarvis
We've already discussed FaZe Jarvis, who has resurrected his career as a lifestyle YouTuber after his permanent suspension from Epic Games. On a live broadcast, the streamer was discovered tinkering with an Aimbot.
He created an alternative account and said that he wanted to test Fortnite's new anti-cheat system for himself.
It turned out to be effective. In addition, his experiment resulted in a permanent suspension! This became one of the most well-publicized Esports cheating incidents in history.
To say the least, this event seems suspicious. Shaiiko was a professional Rainbow Six Seige player from France who was rapidly ascending the gaming ranks. Pengu accused Shaiiko of cheating during a match against another famous player, Penta.
According to the inquiry, Shaiiko was constantly hitting the number key ‘4' throughout the contest. This prompted suspicion and, as a result, a two-year suspension for Shaiiku.
Shaiiko returned to the Esports gaming scene after the ban was lifted at Dreamhack Montreal 2019, where he dominated proceedings and would have won the event with adequate assistance. Shaiiko has undoubtedly improved since then, and the Esports cheating issue seems to have faded away.
Back in 2014, this incident threw the entire CS:GO gaming scene into disarray. KQLY was one of the best CS:GO players in France, winning several competitions. The Electronic Sports World Cup 2013 was one of them.
However, KQLY, whose actual name is Hovik Tovmassian, was subjected to a VAC ban, which is an automatic system that identifies and tracks cheating on a computer. While no one knows which specific hack KQLY employed, the event prompted a number of other elite CS:GO players to be questioned.