A 17 year-old woman from South Korea is such a talented Overwatch player that it hurts. Two of her accusers left the game and the esports scene, after Blizzard dismissed the accusations that she might be a hacker.
The woman who is identified by her Twitter account name Geguri plays Zarya and has a KDA of 6.31 and an insane win rate of more than 80 percent. Other players thought that she was cheating because she aimed her targets with the accuracy of a cheating aimbot.
The scandal first broke when she squashed competition during Nexus Cup qualifiers.
Some of her rivals were especially upset with her non-human accuracy in killing enemies. Two top players said publicly that they would quit the game if the game maker proved that she wasn’t a hacker.
But after Blizzard dismissed any hacking accusations the two players kept their promise.
The Overwatch game community at Inven even held a live stream to allow the woman prove that she wasn’t a hacker. Accusations started pouring on Inven when one forum member said that she must be cheating as her aiming was too flawless.
Soon after, Dizziness team members also said that she must be hacking. But Geguri’s team manager was reassured by Blizzard Korea that she wasn’t hacking through several phone calls. The phone calls were recorded and were posted online on Inven.
The team manager added that Dizziness team said that they would personally apologize to the woman if she was proven innocent. They also said that they would leave the Overwatch scene for good, which they did.
After the evidence that Geguri wasn’t cheating surfaced online her accusers either apologized to her on Inven or quit the game altogether. Dizziness’ team manager was deeply sorry for not being able to handle the situation properly. He added that he won’t quit as he had never pledged to do so but he will disband the team.
Other accusers said that the woman’s level of play was so professional that it was purely unbelievable.
Yet, players are right to be concerned over possible cheaters as the Overwatch world is densely populated by hackers. For instance, on June 2, Blizzard blasted with the ban hammer more than 1,500 players from China.
The cheaters reportedly heavily used wall hacks and aimbots to get an advantage over other players. Blizzard said back then that it would have “zero tolerance” on cheaters, but it added that some gamers are so good at play that they are easily mistaken for cheaters.
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