As of now, no statement has been released by the tournament officials.
INDONESIA – Reports have emerged revealing an alleged cheating incident during the Open Qualifier of VALORANT Challengers Indonesia Split 1.
The player in question is said to have used software labeled Netflix.exe, reminiscent of a similar incident involving OpTic India’s Nikhil “forsaken” Kumawat five years ago at eXTREMESLAND 2018 where he used the infamous word.exe file. However, this recent incident involves a smaller-scale, unknown team and player in an online environment. The player has also confessed that the cheating software was present on their machine but was not utilized during tournament play, according to a document obtained by VALO2ASIA.
The incident unfolded within a team called the Tokyo Revengers, comprising five relatively unknown players making their first official appearance in the qualifier. It first came to light when Challengers Indonesia caster Rere “Bredel” Bintoro shared a story on Instagram showing a folder named Fantech Audio, assumed to contain files related to audio peripheral software at first. However, the folder revealed a program named Netflix.exe, supposedly owned by the alleged player.
This case has become the talk of the town, stirring widespread discussion and attention within the VALORANT Indonesia community.
Furthermore, another piece of information has emerged from caster Antonius “Son” Willson, revealing a text file with instructions for executing the program on how to deactivate the Riot Vanguard anticheat system and the activation of an aiming assist feature.
A statement from Tokyo Revengers’ first opponent in the bracket discovered in the comment section of a VALORANT page pointed out that they had sensed something amiss during the match. The player expressed a suspicion that their positions in the game were being known similar to facing a cheater in the game. After defeating Punten Jagoan, Tokyo Revengers’ campaign in the qualifier was short-lived, however, as they faced a one-sided defeat at the hands of the new Dominatus roster, concluding their participation in the event.
However, a representative from Tokyo Revengers has released a statement addressing the situation, saying that a player named “Mica” had previously used cheats but is no longer using any illegal programs. He emphasized in Bahasa, “My friends and I strongly affirm that Player Mica is not using any illegal programs [anymore]. This is supported by the fact that [he] has undergone the anti-cheat clearance and met the eligibility requirements for the tournament.”
As of now, no statement has been released by the tournament organizer or officials. VALO2ASIA has reached out for comments.
The story is developing . . .