Who are some of the Twitch streamers who have been caught cheating? There are many things that make an online multiplayer game fun. But at the same time, there are the same amount of things that make multiplayer games detesting and just hateful, such as communication and chat abuse, trolling intentionally, cheating, etc. Cheating especially makes the game unfun for everyone. Cheating is especially bad when done by a player in his Livestream. In this blog, we will discuss 10 Twitch streamers who have been caught cheating.
Twitch is a video live-streaming service that mainly focuses on Video games. Justin Kan found the Twitch in 2011, which itself is a spin-off of now shut-down service Jutintv. Many e-sports tournaments also stream their matches on Twitch. Twitch is home to the streaming of popular games such as Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Apex Legends, PUBG, etc. Twitch also features other content such as teaching, charity, e-sports, etc. In 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch for 970 million dollars. Currently, Twitch has 140 million monthly active users. It has generated over two billion dollars.
Top 10 Times Twitch Streamers Were Caught Cheating
Below is the list of Twitch streamers caught cheating red-handed and what happened to them after.
Everybody knows that cheating is bad and worse when one does it during their stream. But this fellow, Davskar, did even worse than that. DavskaR, a signed partner with Twitch, got caught during Twitch’s official e-sports tournament, Twitch Rivals. During Twitch Rivals Europe Warzone Showdown, a popular streamer named Fifakill caught DavskaR cheating. He went on Twitter to show the evidence.
But, even after the evidence, Twitch dismissed the claim, allowing Davskar to continue on with the competition. Fifakill became frustrated and tweeted about the actions of Twitch. Not long after, a huge backlash came running towards Twitch, with many famous streamers calling out the shameful act of DavskaR. Twitch, after an investigation, removed DavaskaR and reset the event.
One of the weirdest “streamers caught cheating red-handed” moment happened with Semper0311. Semper0311 was a retired-Marine Twitch streamer who mainly played Destiny 2. During one of his streams, he was playing a PvP match of Destiny 2. But he made a mistake, accidentally, where everybody could see some red outlines on his enemies. His viewers could see these outlines above the enemies wherever they were, even behind the wall. These red outlines are what everyone calls wallhacks. Wallhacks allow the cheater to see their opponents through the walls gaining an advantage over them.
Semper, aware of the heavy mistake, decided to put a blind eye to the chat menu. But when he talked, he acted like an innocent baby asking the chat what and why are they asking such things. He quickly turned off his streams for the day. After someday, he played other games on his streams. But the chat did not forget the incident and persistently asked if he was cheating. Initially, Semper denied but later acknowledged the hacks. But he also added that he genuinely did not know where the software came from. As of writing this, his channel is still not banned, but the last stream was a year ago.
Valorant’s anti-cheat software, Vanguard, is very tough for hackers to bypass. But, somehow, Solista bypassed Vanguard and used the hacks in Valorant. This game’s ranked matches are a thing of patience and skill. Solista found an easy way to climb up the ranks using the hacks. He played several matches using the hacks, joining the ranks of a Radiant. But the viewers are not someone to be made a joke of as they scrutinize everything. Even before, Vanguard caught him, many viewers and players had the suspicion of him cheating.
A video went viral, where Solista shoots his opponent, in the map Split, without even clicking on the mouse. But when Vanguard catches someone, it immediately suspends the match, giving no points to any team. The cheater gets the permanent ban. Just this happened with the Radiant-ranked Solista. In one of the matches in the map Split, Vanguard suspends the match and bans Solista. His reaction to the ban was very bad, as if the ban was unfair and wrongful from the Vanguard.
Call of Duty Warzone is one of the most cheater-filled games. Many have said that in every match, one will encounter a cheater. MrGolds is one of the popular names in Call of Duty Warzone. MrGolds’ situation is just like Semper0311 but to a whole new level. After winning a match in Warzone, he decided to brag about his skills and whatnot. He looked at the chat and said about his good recoil and superiority in Warzone. To prove his point of supremacy, he opened his task manager to show no suspicious software was running in the background. But he unintentionally also opened EngineOwning.
EngineOwning, according to developers, is an undetected cheating software for Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc. Soon, he realized his biggest mistake, where his superiority complex goes downhill. What happened next is just like any other. Twitch banned the MrGolds along with his superiority complex.
MOBADOS is an gamer and Twitch streamer from Argentina. He is prominently known for Apex Legends. He started streaming Apex Legends a month after its release. In his stream, he left his viewers in awe by being a destructive player, even clutching in a 1v2 situation. He would shoot connect all his shots like a laser, not giving a chance to his opponents. Every match he won, he hyped more and more. But this aggression and playstyle felt a little off to some of the players and even his viewers.
Later, many Reddit posts pointed out that he used some third-party software to get a significant advantage. Many of them reported to Twitch. Twitch then took action and banned MOBADOS. He has, till now, not posted anything even on his Twitter.
IcyVixen is a streamer known for streaming Call of Duty Warzone. She streamed alongside BeardedBanger. In a match, IcyVixen engaged and knocked Alex Zendra. Alex is an actor behind Warzone’s operator Mara. Alex quickly found that something was off with IcyVixen, so she spectated her. Zedra’s suspicion came true after witnessing IcyVixen’s aim botting and wall hacking. During her stream, IcyVixen would know the location of the players and quickly knock them down before they knew what happened.
Alex took a clip of IcyVixen’s cheating and posted it on Twitter. The post blew up, and soon Twitch suspended IcyVixen’s account. BeardedBanger started defending IcyVixen, but people started scrutinizing his content and also found him cheating. Soon he followed Vixen in his account suspension.
Just like DavaskaR, NickEh30 cheated in an official event and later got caught. Cheating in one’s own stream is one thing, but doing so in an official event that is also a charity event is another nasty thing. NickEh30 was in the Twitch Super Bowl charity event when he talked very quietly with his team. But this quiet planning can be heard, where he plans to land outside the map’s bound. He was ready to take a warning punishment for this tactic.
This led to a massive backlash among the fans of the game. What made it worse was to cheat in a charity event. Many arguments arose, and some said it was an exploitation of a loophole. But regardless, the fans were not happy about him cheating, if it can be said so.
MissQGemini was once a well-known streamer but now who knows whatever happened to her. Gemini used to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Gemini’s cheating is an interesting case. During one of her streams, she explains how frustrating her situation is, as everyone blames her for cheating. She further explains that others just look down on her because she is a woman. In the same stream, she brings, accidentally a third party hacking software on the main screen, revealing everything. Soon all her opponent’s location becomes visible. She plays for quite some time but realizes that everyone now knows what she’s doing.
Now exposed, Gemini starts blaming other people or friends. Nobody knows if they are real or fictional. Finally, she starts blaming “Clara,” where Gemini explains that Clara must have installed the software on her computer. MissQGemini finishes the game and quickly ends her stream. Till now, no one knows whatever happened to her and her companions.
2. FaZe Jarvis
Jarvis Khattri, more prominently known as FaZe Jarvis, was a famous Fortnite player. He pulled something very daring, which resulted very heavily. He made a separate Fortnite account and played with an aim-bot software. His intention was just to show how devastating of a difference a hacking software can bring in the game. But Epic Games did not take it lightly. They went and permanently banned FaZe Jarvis from Fortnite.
FaZe Jarvis later released a tearful apology video on Youtube, explaining that it was just an experiment and nothing more. He added that he wanted to show his fans some fun content. He even received support from many prominent streamers such as Ninja, but some explained that Jarvis got what he deserved. Epic Games has still not pulled the ban.
xQc is one of the biggest and most well-known Twitch streamers currently. But he has had a fair share of controversy throughout his career. And one time, he got caught cheating in the Fall Guys tournament. xQc did not use any third-party software to cheat, but the most traditional form of cheating called stream sniping. Stream sniping is when a player uses a different screen to look at another’s stream and gain the upper hand on that streamer.
xQc decided to do it not solo but with all his team. And what’s more bad, he did it in GlitchCon. Twitch immediately took action and found that many more were doing the same thing. xQc received a temporary ban.