The integrity of the Call of Duty professional scene is at risk, with recently surfaced clips hinting towards several new players to be potential cheaters. CDL’s first Challengers Cup tournament has produced a couple of clips where an argument against these new players can be made.
The Call of Duty league switch to PCs before the commencement of the season which exposed the game to potential cheating possibilities. These clips raised a lot of questions and for good reason, professionals players with years of experience find these clips to fishy and fear the possibility of future pros to be cheaters.
“Guy playing HP Checkmate, comes off spawn, this dude tries to shoot him thru the wall then preaims top tower? I’ve never predicted someone like this and I’m a 3 time world champion..” said Clayster
“If you hack you’re wack” said ZooMaa
“you gotta be a special kind of herb to cheat in these Challenger tournaments your mom would be disappointed smh” said Enable
Nothing concrete can be found against these players unless the official Anti-Cheat catches them red-handed. If they are hacking, the entire validity of the CDL Challengers stage will be in question. On the off-chance that a cheater makes it past the challengers’ stage, the CDL main event will lose its worth as these cheaters get a shot at the lion’s share of the prize pool.
The developers must come up with an ever stronger anti-cheat if they look to remedy this issue. They might as well take inspiration from CSGO and employee 3rd party developers to make an anti-cheat. If this issue remains unsolved, the future online tournaments will lose all value.