Skilled Warzone participant Exoniz just lately competed within the Warzone World Basic match, which has a $100K prize pool, representing Turkey. Exoniz is a participant that has beforehand attracted the mistaken sort of consideration, with numerous of his fellow professionals having posted odd-looking clips of his performs and suggesting he may be a little bit of a dishonest outdated cheater. This accusation just isn’t unusual within the Name of Obligation esports world, to be truthful, however right here it was widespread and backed up by proof.
This is one of many clips that was circulating pre-tournament, apparently displaying Exoniz ‘snapping’ to and tagging a participant that isn’t seen (although apparently he does not have any aiming cheats on).
HEY this man is taking part in for 100.000$ Tomoorow LMAO pic.twitter.com/HYI2pi6wSdDecember 5, 2022
It must be stated that this does not appear to be definitive proof, however then Exoniz determined to only go forward and show it himself. Aggravated on the claims he’d been dishonest, Exoniz determined to stream his monitor to Twitch in the course of the match (as seen by Dexerto). At one level Exoniz moved the monitor on its mount, whereupon an uncommon trying menu popped up slap-bang in the midst of the display screen. Exoniz rapidly claimed this was a glitch however, y’know, it appears to be like much more like a cheat menu for some dodgy software program than a glitch.
Additionally it is fairly hilarious watching the participant desperately move his monitor back-and-forth as he realises what’s simply occurred.
Exoniz casually displaying his cheats on stream 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/mqUCkHJsmGDecember 6, 2022
Exoniz stopped streaming shortly afterwards. The rationale I used the above video is as a result of subsequent to this, the clip started circulating across the Warzone 2 group and Exoniz deleted his Twitter and Twitch accounts (together with the stream), which definitely screams innocence to me.
The match has now disqualified the participant, and Turkey, whose outcomes at the moment are proven as a clear sweep of losses.
A teammate that had defended Exoniz when the accusations initially surfaced was additionally compelled into consuming some humble pie. İsmail Tahsin Çelik defined he’d as soon as been falsely accused of dishonest himself, and had some sympathy for Exoniz: “However after I see the screenshots and clips, I acquired shocked and blocked [Exoniz] instantly. I am sorry for every part.”
Whereas this can be a story about one cheater getting their deserved comeuppance, the larger image for Warzone 2 is straightforward: gamers stay suspicious of Activision Blizzard’s much-vaunted Ricochet, a kernel stage anti-cheat system, and this exhibits that there are cheats nonetheless slipping by way of the web. Pair that up with current studies that Ricochet could also be banning harmless gamers, and it appears to be like like there’s some explaining to do.
I’ve contacted Activision Blizzard for remark, each on this incident and Ricochet basically, and can update with any response.