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.
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”.