Recently, Various reports have surfaced all over the internet, suggesting a cheating incident that occurred during the Open Qualifier of VALORANT Challengers Indonesia Split 1. This incident reminds us of a similar one that happened five years ago during eXTREMESLAND 2018, when Nikhil Kumawat, also known as “forsaken,” a player for OpTic India, utilised the infamous word.exe file. In this article, We’ll look into the specifics and consequences of this event.
Tokyo Revengers Cheating in VCL Indonesia Open Qualifier
The revelation of cheating by a competitor became known during the last phases of the qualifiers, according to VALO2ASIA. Under the user name Mica, the player in issue is allegedly accused of using a piece of software named Netflix.exe.
The Tokyo Revengers team spokesperson later confirmed the concerns, admitting that there were cheats on Mica’s machine. Additionally, the agent stated that although Mica had previously been detected employing cheats, he does not do so at this time.
Rere Bintoro also known as Bredel, a caster for Challengers Indonesia, posted a story on Instagram that led to the revelation. He revealed a folder purportedly called Fantech Audio, which upon closer examination turned out to contain the suspicious Netflix.exe application.
Why Organizers Did Not Ban Tokyo Revenger’s Team
In the initial phase of the VCL Indonesia Open Qualifier, 33 teams competed for 8 invitations to the closed qualifiers, providing a pathway to the main tournament. An incident of unfair play caught attention during the open qualifiers involving the relatively unknown team Tokyo Revengers, a transgression later admitted by the team members themselves.
Surprisingly, the VCL Indonesia Open Qualifier organizers didn’t have to step in to ban the dishonest team. Tokyo Revengers faced defeat against Dominatus, leading to their exit from the tournament. The community now awaits an official response from Riot Games regarding the dishonest player and their eligibility for future participation in official tournaments.