Monday April 25, 2016

'Rainbow Six Siege' Scandal Shows Cheating Still Undermines eSports

I can understand someone cheating like this if they were a teenager but an adult in a pro league? Neither Ubisoft or the Electronic Sports League have taken action on this so maybe it is an isolated incident. Either way, the video below is pretty damning.

Cheating has plagued video games since their inception, but with the rise of eSports, it's more important than ever to keep it under control. Individual players and carefully organized teams are competing for money rather than egos now, and no recent incident better illustrates the legal troubles with stamping it out in official competitions quite like the campaign against a player accused of cheating in the Pro Leagues for Ubisoft's multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.