S1mple lashes out on CIS for lack of fair play
Natus Vincere star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev says cheating was a huge factor in their loss to Team Spirit. While this one is out of the blue, s1mple knows that this one is not one of their ordinary runs in the game which makes it hard to believe that Na’Vi was knocked out early.
No one expected Na’Vi to come up with a finish in sixth place. The AWPer said that the EPIC League has skipped out on many basic security checks that could have ensured fair play in the games as well.
As s1mple puts it, the CIS Regional Major Rankings lacked anti-cheat, team voice recording and replays. Those are huge factors when it comes to any game that could have been a win for some of the best teams in the game.
Any CS:GO event would have that checked right away, but s1mple was quick to realise the lack of those security measures. Journalist Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields was critical of the Flashpoint Season 3 rematch due to dubious play and security standards.
To make it worse, both Na’Vi and Entropig have both cancelled their fifth-place match. There was no reason given but that looks like the result of frustration with the subpar standards so far. The match would have affected the points earned so far. On that note, both teams will just split the gain at the very least.
The CIS games have seen a lot of upsets lately. For any fan, this looks a little more exciting than usual but if cheating happens, then this means there should be change right away. Outside of automatic cheat detection, the lack of communication and player cams make it hard to see what is really happening.
The CIS will have to work on their mechanics for the next tourney should they fail to explain it here. Cheating takes away the fun of the game and that is why they should pay attention to it and make sure that none of those slip past them in the long run.
Until then, the issue for CIS games remains hot for many, and this may just hurt CS:GO’s credibility.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores