Talented young Overwatch player accused of cheating, Blizzard says 'nope'
Apparently hackusations in professional Overwatch aren’t limited to the Western scene.
Korean player Geguri, 17, became famous for her Zarya play when she started leading her team to wins in the Nexus Cup against some of Korea’s top Overwatch squads. She’s got an 80.1 percent win rate with the hero in 423 games and after taking Team Artisan to the later rounds of the tournament, her foes started accusing her of cheating. Two pros even vowed to quit the game if the young player was legit.
Then Blizzard Korea stepped in to clear her of wrongdoing and Korean pro gaming site Inven gave her a chance to clear herself by playing on a stage with a camera on her screen and mouse:
The young player cried on stream when discussing the stress of competing even as many doubted her. Some have even gone so far as to send her death threats.
Needless to say, those two pros have now quit.
This is the clip that her accusers found most damning. At 23 seconds in, her screen moves four times as she spins in circle, inexplicably targeting a teammate with each movement: