Absolute Legends NA admits to cheating
George “Zekent” Liu has come clean about cheating in the online qualifier for season 3 against Team Dynamic. Due to an error in game creation, players were able to spectate the game and feed Absolute Legends information as it was happening. Although there is a three minute delay, there were multiple occasions where the game was paused and allowed spectators to to gain up to date information. This form of “pause ghosting” essentially gives the cheating team a map wide Clairvoyance.
Whether it’s here in League of Legends with Team Dignitas and Jatt in WCG 2011 or Woong screen looking at the season 2 playoffs – or Uckington win trading to qualify for World of Warcraft regionals. The temptation to cheat to qualify is always there in e-sports, and it’s a damn shame. However even with the cheating TD managed to defeat aL, and secure their spot. Zekent apologized, and before this he had a sterling reputation as one of the nicest guys in the game. The question is, can the community forgive him?
Too bad, if aL won Unstopable might have been able to pay back the money he stole from Phantoml0rd.