Envision and Ex-Coach Feud Implicate EnVyUs's Pro Gears Player Praized of Cheating
Updated Sept. 12, 2016 @ 6:24pm EST
In the midst of a bitter separation between Envision's players and now, ex-coach Loviel "Velly" Cardwell, new information seems to hint at Team EnVyUs's Gears player Arody "Praized" Dipre, possibly cheating in this past Sunday's online tournament.
Earlier, we reported on Envision, formerly known as VexX, acquiring Velly as a coach to help with their issues, but as of now, it seems the two parties have split with some animosity towards each other.
The more alarming details, however, are the screenshots of private Twitter direct messages from Envision attempting to cover up information that seems to implicate Praized as recovering another player's account to participate in the 2K Invitational tournament this past Sunday, Sept. 11.
These are serious allegations, which do have a history in Gears. In Gears of War 2, the first Major League Gaming tournament was seeded through a GameBattles online tournament and Infinity had used alternate accounts to play the NSAN3Z first round under a different team identity. The NSAN3Z later IP checked the team and reported them, where Infinity was subsequently banned from MLG Meadowlands 2009.
I could only assume that if proof comes out, Praized will also be banned from the Gears of War 4 Launch Invitational as well. As a player that has already qualified for the first Gears 4 LAN, this would be an incredibly selfish and irresponsible move on his part to jeopardize not only himself but also his team. The sheer use of an alternate account implicates the player of knowingly breaking the rules, hence seeking a different identity to play under in secrecy.
If Praized is innocent, then this is a shameful attack against another player. However, if there's substance to the rumors, then it's unquestionably cheating and I fully expect The Coalition and Major League Gaming to make a decisive ruling upon further review of the evidence.
Update: The story continues to develop as Envision player, Christopher "Domez" Guzman, has taken to Twitter in defense of Praized.
However, we've also obtained a new screenshot of a private Twitter conversation in which Domez further implicates Praized as the one behind the alternate account.
Two very different takes on this situation but we intend to reach out to all parties involved for their comment on the situation at hand.
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