Valorant Cheater exposed in the quarter-finals of the TGS Signature Series
27-Aug-2020 by Sparky
Using cheats like aimbot and wallhacks are a common trope in any shooter tournament, and the Valorant TGS Signature Series was no stranger to this fact, a player known as Ryut who competed on the team Tokyo was caught using some kind of aim hack in the competition. While many accusations of cheating and aim hacks can be controversial and the player may argue they simply have good aim, this one was undeniable.
Valorant’s anti-cheat software, Vanguard, may have solved a lot of the hacking issues for the game but the larger problem has not been eradicated from the game completely. This was evident in the TGS quarter-finals when a player, who goes by the tag of “Ryut”, was blatantly caught cheating.
While playing near double doors on Haven, Ryut turned the corner and instantly locked on to the head of an opponent who was on the other side of the door. There was physically no way he could have seen the player, and the lock-on was a quick snap to the player’s head. As far as cheats go this was obvious.
Ryut has supposedly deleted all of their social media accounts and has not commented on the accusations. But someone who reported the player has confirmed that they have been banned from Valorant.
The player "RYUT" has deleted his Discord and Twitter have sent in his tag to riot so he most likely will be banned too with it
Given the clip that has been circulating and how obvious this aim hack was there is a very good chance, this was a manual ban by the Riot Games team and not one that was picked up by Vanguard. Most bans in Valorant are hardware bans, which means if Ryut wants to return to Valorant they will need to purchase a new PC to do so.
The eventual winner of the competition was a team known as big pizza, who took down Mamba Mode Gaming in the grand final. Despite the cheating issue, it seems that the tournament was a success, and with the cheater being banned it will hopefully send a message to anyone else considering using cheats in other competitions. However, chances are we will hear of similar stories over the coming few months as the grassroots Valorant scene starts to grow.