Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat, a member of OpTic India’s CS:GO team, was caught cheating during the eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals. The team was dismissed immediately and missed out on the grand prize of $100,000. Spectators and fans began to speculate when the match was put on hold for more than 20 minutes.
It took quite a while to find out if he had been cheating or not because Kumawat refused to let officials view his PC. After the officials had told him to alt-tab out of the game, he closed and deleted a program running in the background. The moment was allegedly caught on video here:
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We are not sure if this is the exact moment he was found cheating. However, the official seemed very distraught and was trying to pull Kumawat’s arms away from the computer. The cheating software used was picked up by the B5 anti-cheat program that had been installed by the tournament holders.
OpTic India has released the culprit and has also stated that the other players had no knowledge of the activities that took place.
This just raises the question. Have there been any tournaments won by OpTic India where Kumawat had been cheating? As these things usually go, this probably wasn’t the first time, just the first time he was caught.