Over the weekend, Valve had a little autumnal clearout of their suspected Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheater list. In among the script kiddies and third accounts being handed Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) bans were some familiar names to those who follow pro CS:GO. None other than Titan’s Hovik “KQLY” Tovmassian and Epsilon’s Gordon “SF” Giry were banned, just hours before their teams were set to fly out to DreamHack Winter in Sweden, forcing both the tournament to drop the teams and the teams to drop the players.The tournament prize purse is something like $6M, so it's not really a surprise that some people are cheating. Still, that's a lot of money, and it's only one tournament. I guess this is where you insert a joke about a parent encouraging his kid to spend more time playing games ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I hadn't realized there was so much money to be made playing games
The computer gaming world is facing a cheating scandal: