- In a Facebook post, a CS:GO pro player Gurtej “ProuD” Singh shed some light on his claims of the captain of one of the top Indian CS:GO teams, Slaughter Rage Army (SRA), Bubun “The_Guru” Pandey using hacks in competitive events like Indian LAN Gaming (ILG) in December 2018.
The wait is over so Today, we are going to uncover the truth about SRA captain Bubun Panday. There have been many…
Posted by Gurtej Singh on Sunday, January 20, 2019
The cheating incident of Nikhil “Forsaken” Kumawat and the aftermath of it for the Indian gaming community were not at all good. Not long after that, the Indian community has a new controversy. Esportsportal does not confirm the authenticity of these allegations and claims.
The screenshots that are part of the proof show that Pandey in conversations with someone is proudly claiming that the hacks allegedly in his possession are extremely well hidden and impossible to be caught. The captain of SRA also claims to work on their ‘break’ to make the cheat hidden in a better way by making an auto-executable version of it.
As the conversation progressed with Pandey apparently giving instructions on how to switch on the hacks, evidently by switching on the cheat file and linking it to the vibrance.GUI software. He goes on to say that the hack comes with a panic key which disables all cheating features of the software. This will only be re-enabled by typing certain set of keys in the open chat window. Pandey claims this feature to be available only for LAN events in order to avoid getting caught.
He also gives a zip file to the unknown person in the chat stating how it can be enabled by pressing the HOME button and the same can be disabled by pressing the END key.
The proofs are subtle but look promising. It is now up to the authorities to check the authenticity of these proofs. The Rules and Terms of Service of ESL and the governing body, however, do iterate that players cannot be claimed to be cheating based on images or screenshots.
It is still unclear if other members of the SRA are in any way involved in this incident. However, Buban “The_Guru” Pandey has made an official statement denying all cheating allegations made against him in any ‘official events’ whatsoever.
This is Bubun Panday, I deny the accusations that I used to cheat in official events. I would never risk using any form of illegal software that puts myself and my team under attack. But its true that i was discussing about a certain cheat which i found in google , in the screenshot , i copy pasted its features that was written in the site. This was just out of curiosity and was not intended to use in any events. Me and the other guy was discussing this , during the time forsaken was openly cheating. Neither i have used cheats in any event like ESL , where everyone was monitored after forsaken was Caught. Also i have played the Esl Rematch under 3 admin supervision. Anyways if mere discussing about cheats with certain guy can lead to Ban, i have no issues. Also der are accusations of me using cheats in gurtej account which i will say laughable and are mare pranks which i discussed openly in group with all laughing. This was due to the fact , he physically beat me up in an event, so i was talking smack on him. If anyone doubts my gameplay, I can play anywhere, anyplace at any anti-cheat and the gameplay will be the same. I wouldn’t have made this post if I really cheated. Again I say I didn’t cheat, but I accept the fact I discussed cheats which I found over the internet and copy pasted its features and how it can be done. There are many factors why you cannot cheat on lans as you have to send all files pre-hand to event organizer, and downloads are prohibited (Still don’t know how forsaken launched his cheat automatically). Yes, I apologize for discussing cheats over the internet, but it was done due to forsaken cheating openly, but I assure you all I didn’t cheat in any events. The cheat features i was talking with a guy (who was a friend) , i found out in google , it seemed cool at first , as forsaken was cheating openly (aimbotting) , so we were discussing the features of it) , but later the guy whom i was talking with found out , its impossible to do this in lan as launching the cheat leads to a black dos screen in desktop. Anyways it was just talks and was never intented to use in any lan. Esl and other events takes cfg prehand , with all softwares and stuff. So its pointless think about that. This were all discussions due to forsaken openly cheating but was never intented and moreover the process we talked was impossible to execute on a environment where everything was send prehand. After forsaken was caught. We played from a cafe , where 3 esl admins , checked out temp file , background process and cfg , 2 3 times , every half. We almost beat the winners, 14 -16 , 12-16 we lost. So its baseless to call me a cheater by some cheap talks over the fb. I apologise for discussing cheats but i assure you i can play this game very well, you can test my gameplay over lan by giving me a similar setup. I would not risk myself by using such silly external assists which are useless for me anyways as i can play the game.
In the statement, he admits to have been discussing a certain cheat and to have copy pasted the features of the hack from google. However, with the same level of detail, we haven’t yet been able to duplicate the results. It seems that the incident will go further until the governing bodies like ESIC step in and resolve it.