Almost two weeks ago it Appeared that Optic Gaming’s India Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Lineup was released due to among its players, Nikhil’Forsaken’ Kumawat cheating.This was discovered at the Extremesland 2018 championship in Shanghai. While Forsaken’s cheating has experienced some effects about the e-sports scene in India, many have wondered why he wasn’t captured at neighborhood events.
An comprehensive report about the Global Offensive subreddit details what happened leading up to the Forsaken debacle. It claims alleged bias during Optic Gambling’s selection procedure in addition to chronicles repeated complaints from the neighborhood over Forsaken’s functionality that were not taken seriously. According to the report, the community has been up in arms Forsaken’s cheating because 2016 and action wasn’t accepted by any event organisers. Additionally, most professional Counter-Strike teams in India didn’t wish to play with him for the identical reason. Despite all these problems, Optic Gaming moved ahead and signed him on.
To make things worse, it seems that Forsaken’s cheats weren’t flagged during the Extremesland India qualifiers either. The company behind it, Playtonia has verified to Gadgets 360 that didn’t log any suspicious action from him, which will be at odds with allegations of Forsaken cheating in CS:GO since linking Optic. Then again, neither did ESL or SoStronk.
“Playtonia hasn’t received any official complaint or ticket raised against Forsaken throughout the length of the event qualifier till date from any of the participating players or teams. Playtonia has also crosschecked the logs from the internet qualifiers and we haven’t detected any questionable activity in the internet qualifier phase,” an email from the company reads.
“Playtonia had adequate admins monitoring each match of the qualifier. Since there wasn’t any ticket increased or allegation registered formally with our support team, admins did their job of scrutinizing all gamers rather than specifically targeting a single person for possible malicious actions. Playtonia was only responsible for the Online qualifiers and have no relation pertaining to this achievement India LAN qualifiers that were provided by another service provider.”
What’s more, Playtonia has issued a lifetime ban on Forsaken. Nevertheless, some seem unconvinced of the activities taken by Playtonia, ESL, and other e-sports companies in the nation and rightly so.
“This was 100 percent preventable with appropriate oversight and skilled admins who should have been unbiased and neutral,” asserts esports critic Kshitij Kothari.
“It’s an utter shame that they weren’t able to do more despite being fully equipped with all the hardware and required resources. We are talking about companies which have supposedly received multi-million dollar evaluations and tons of funding to proceed with. They can go on recovering information from each of the PCs Forsaken has touched, adding more proof and just making the situation against themselves stronger – that they failed to take cognisance let alone scrutinise the complaints and reports against Forsaken.”