Counter-Strike: GO quarterfinals stung by cheats

The world’s largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament has been hit by a second cheating scandal. The quarter final between Swedish team Fnatic and French LDLC forced into a rematch after both teams were found to be using in-game exploits.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

During the match, one Fnatic team member jumped off of another to access a part of the map that would give them a great advantage (a manouvre known in-game as a “boost”). The move took the team from nine rounds down to eventually win comfortably, 16-13.

Predictably, LDLC complained to officials, prompting a referee review. Surprising everybody, the authorities determined that yes, Fnatic had cheated, but so had LDLC, with both sides using “texture transparency and (an) immortal bug”.

A rematch was scheduled, but Fnatic forfeited the game, allowing LDLC to move through to defeat Natus Vincere in the semi finals, and eventually beat NiP 2-1 in the grand finals.

The news comes just a week after the revelation that Counter-Strike: GO pro-gamers used aimbots at a professional level, prompting the removal of two pro teams from this year’s Dreamhack.

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