Game News Call of Duty: This player admits to cheating to earn money, scandal in sight?
Will cheating facts stop on online shooters? Once again, Call of Duty, and more specifically Warzone, paid the price for a scam that allowed the offending player, namely CyrusIQ_, to pocket the money from a professional tournament when he was old 16 years old. Currently, the excerpt from a Discord conversation is turning on social networks and is turning into a real controversy since the player clearly explains that he did this because he absolutely needed the reward money.
Pro Call of Duty player admits cheating on Warzone and gets dumped
Lately, Call of Duty and Activision devs were thought to have dealt a big blow to cheaters. Especially since the duo seemed rather proud to inaugurate a tool provided for this purpose and called Ricochet. Nevertheless, the conclusion is that the developers and the american publisher have won one of the battles but definitely not the war ! Back in April, we wondered if one of the new features just wasn’t going to get signed. stopping cheating altogether on games stamped Call of Duty. However, when the system itself does not identify cheaters, it is the latter themselves who foolishly roast themselves.
The concern is that this scourge of cheating is spreading more and more and even going so far as to contaminate the competitive battle royale scene. Call of Duty : Warzone. Very recently, it was the player CyrusIQ_ who was pinned after sensational revelations from a conversation filmed on Discord. In the excerpt in question, highlighted by content creator JakeSucky, we can see CyrusIQ_ confessing to another player, named Ripper. He then explains that he did this only for the money because, according to him, he needed it extremely at the time of the events, in particular to feed himself and meet his needs. Across the Atlantic, the moral dilemma faced by this professional player fuels the debates and has brought out two very distinct camps.
A case of cheating that turns into controversy and settling scores
This unprecedented case of cheating on the Call of Duty e-sports scene caused a real earthquake. In his Youtube video, JakeSucky returns to the facts and, more precisely, to a long sequence in which the player explains the situation and the facts behind this fraudulent victory. The excerpt in question circulates strongly on social networks and arouses contrasting reactions. From his point of view, JakeSucky does not hesitate to point out his attitude, stressing that ” it sucks to cheat on the pretext that you really need the money that is at stake. Except that little by little, the story takes on the appearance of controversyin particular because CyrusIQ_ gives the impression, in its apology message, of positioning itself as the victim of another unscrupulous player (“ I was 16 years old, I was immature and manipulable (…) “), named Sulitify. According to him, the player would have strongly encouraged him and would have taken advantage of his precarious situation to get rich, at the same time (killing two birds with one stone) and thanks to him.
Cyrus cheating has everything to do with him and how in debt and down bad he was, and nothing to do with me. No one peer pressured him to do anything. He asked me and others to fund him plenty of times, and that’s all I did, was lend the kid money. Which he asked for an entire…
— Brandon (@Sulitify) May 27, 2023
Since the revelation of this cheating, CyrusIQ_ deactivated his Twitter account, which did not prevent Sulitify from posting a right of reply (seen above) in which he sets out his version of the facts. Beyond these two opposing camps, this controversy raises many other related topics such as the fact that professional players sometimes receive paltry sums that push them to commit acts that will haunt them throughout their professional career (as JakeSucky points out in his YouTube video). Between that and the conversations about whether it’s right or wrong, Internet users also point to the bizarre side of the situation which results from a leak of a private conversation on Discord between two people who are potentially “friends”. That being said, this scandal has not finished making a lot of noise.