ElmZero, the player who has been allegedly found cheating, has been dropped from Zenith esports.
Apex Legends came into the Battle Royale scene and quickly became one of the hottest games. The game has since become the most viewed game on Twitch, competing with Fortnite. Due to its popularity, Twitch held a Twitch Rivals tournament for Apex Legends with Shroud, DrDisrespect, Ninja and others taking part in the $200,000 tournament.
Naturally, teams and organizations have started to look for potential players for an esports team. This popularity has also resulted in a lot of cheaters coming to the game. Just recently, Apex legends banned 16,000 cheaters. But apparently, even an esports player has been caught cheating in the game.
The player in question is ElmZero, who was in the process of joining Zenith Esports. His methods first came to light when Team Liquid’s player, Rogue, posted a video of him on Twitter which was captured during a pro scrim match. It seemed that he was using an aimbot. Later, Paladins pro Envy posted a different video too which apparently showed ElmZero cheating.
But the final nail in the coffin was when Rogue tweeted out another clip of ElmZero warming up in Kovaak’s FPS Aim Trainer, which showed how sub par ElmZero’s tracking was.
After the evidence mounted up, Zenith esports tweeted out that they had removed ElmZero from the trials. It is also to be noted that the player in question was also banned from PUBG for cheating, if various replies are to be believed.
ElmZero has since deleted all of VODs and Twitch clips.
This incident just goes to show that cheating is inevitable, and Apex Legends must step up their game to prevent more potential cheaters from coming in.