After almost two years since the incident, OpTic Gaming CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez has opened up about the cheating scandal of Nikhil “Forsaken” Kumawat that took place in October 2018.
Forsaken was publicly caught cheating during the finals of ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 by the tournament admins. He and his former team who constituted the CSGO roster of OpTic India were disqualified from the tournament. It was later found out that Forsaken had used the same cheats during the ESL India Premiership 2018 Fall Finals, which resulted in a 5-year ban being handed to him from the ESIC.
Since then, OpTic has dropped their plans for the Indian scene and the organization itself has undergone major revamps.
In a recent podcast, the CEO of OpTic Gaming revealed his thoughts on the incident, and he certainly isn’t happy about it.
“When we went and scouted in India, and obviously it turned out into a shit show because of that fking cheater Forsaken, or whatever the fk his name is, to put on that brand and to fng do that like he is lucky that I wasn’t fug there,” the 40-year-old said. “If we were in Mexico, I’d approach him in a f**king different way in a situation like that.”
“I’ll tell you what, that was a missed opportunity because we had an opportunity to truly create an awesome show. You know, ‘America’s Got Talent’ but for Call of Duty esports to simplify it,” Hecz continued. “But I think that opportunity will present itself at some point or another.”