Several teams in the CIS region have asked Valve to initiate an investigation on Team Akuma Counter-Strike team, over strong suspicions of cheating in a Major qualifier tournament.
During the previous qualification tournament for the Major in Stockholm, the Ukrainian team Akuma provoked the attention of its CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) opponents. The squad finished third, beating NaVi (world No. 3) and Virtus in the process. Pro (no 9) – Akuma leaves a trail of strong suspicions that he was cheated on.
Players criticize the lack of an anti-cheating system and communications monitoring during matches. An aberration for a professional-level tournament.
Epic League : no anticheat, no TeamSpeak record, no replays, no info about future matches for 5th-6th place
— Sasha (@s1mpleO) May 29, 2021
During an appearance on HLTV Confirmed, a broadcast of the reference media on Counter-Strike, Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy, his coach at NaVi, expressed his doubts about some players from the Ukrainian squad Akuma. “ I believe they were completely deceptive. We had worked on the video together, and we knew he was a bully, but he did it whenever we weren’t looking. It was the same when it came to Virtus. Advantageous.
"EPIC League did everything to be the worst"
— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) June 3, 2021
15 CIS teams to challenge Valve on cheating suspicion
On June 3, fifteen teams from the RMR CIS submitted a letter to Valve, the game’s publisher, requesting an investigation. “ We’d want to express our thoughts on the RESF’s RMR CIS. Suspicion of cheating on the side of Team Akuma or some of its players is causing us both anxiety.
Despite the fact that no official challenge had been filed at the time, the Russian Esports Federation initiated a preliminary investigation into public accusations concerning Akuma players on May 30. If the RESF has demonstrated a willingness to work with the appropriate authorities, its probe has yielded no results.