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There are already an influx of hackusations in Overwatch

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Police

It has been a busy few weeks for the Overwatch Police as two professional players have been accused of using aimlock in Blizzard’s new title Overwatch. The game already has an aspiring professional scene after being in the beta phase for several months. While this alleged hacking scandal has not been proven, the evidence put forward by the Overwatch Police (a YouTube Channel) seems pretty damning for two players in the North American team Cloud9 and EnvyUs.

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Taimou

Timo “Taimou” Kettunen is a French player for Team EnvyUs, a well respected MGO in the eSports world who were one of the first to pick up a professional Overwatch team. The team has competed in a number of professional tournaments with Taimou often standing out. He has appeared on the Overwatch Police radar a number of times, and while this may be just raw skill, the detectives seem to feel Taimou might be receiving some assistance. Take a look and tell us what you think.

There is a second clip where it seems his “alleged aimlock” bugs out when Mercy uses her revive.

There are a few more clips of Taimou floating around the internet where he gets the most incredible shots with Widowmaker, and while some would argue he’s a really talented player (as some already are) others are very skeptical and strongly believe he is a cheater.

Surefour

Lane “Surefour” Roberts is a Canadian player in Cloud9, one of he top North American MGOs. He was one of the first players I saw accused of hacking when this popped up yesterday. I’ve seen a lot of FPS hacking in my life, and it’s pretty easy to spot an aimlock system from a mile away. Seriously, though, it literally locks on people. Surefour, or now better knonw as Surelock, has denied these claims on stream, but there are several videos out there of him getting incredible plays as McCree and Tracer with some incredible “aim.” Let’s take a look shall we?

There’s even a video of him wowing the shoutcasters in a competitive match with his fancy Tracer plays…

Of course the Overwatch Police is just a community driven channel, and these accusations are out there for the community to decide. The evidence seems pretty damning, but unfortunately Blizzard are the Sheriff, Judge and Jury when it comes to these sort of things and it is up to them to do something about it. Will they? I don’t know.

I must however apologize to Blizzard. I was very skeptical that they would ruin Overwatch as an eSport, but it seems some of the professional players have taken it upon themselves to ruin the game before it even has a chance… allegedly.

Last Updated: May 10, 2016

40 Comments

  1. Pariah

    May 10, 2016 at 12:35

    Besides the [mssc] that’s implied.

    These are both quite obvious hacks. I hope Blizzard does something about this. What happened to good old fashioned reflexes & skill?

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  2. Ottokie

    May 10, 2016 at 12:35

    On Taimou the first clip I cant really tell. But the second clip clearly shows how the cursor flicks on to an enemy players head multiple times when Mercy revives and the targeted player is invulnerable while the revive animation plays.

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    • Pariah

      May 10, 2016 at 12:40

      Yeah it’s really obvious – as is the tracking in the last clip on Reinhard. Nobody is THAT smooth with their tracking, not in a fast-paced game like this. I hope both these players earn a perma ban for this.

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      • Ottokie

        May 10, 2016 at 12:42

        Tracer is all over the place, keeping a cursor on head shot level while you are jumping and enemy is jumping can not be 100% like in the clip, that was an aim bot.

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      • BakedBagel

        May 10, 2016 at 13:55

        My joystick is smooth af ( ?° ?? ?°)

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        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 14:00

          Your comment is creepy af.

          XD

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          • BakedBagel

            May 10, 2016 at 14:04

            heh. im sorry 🙁

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 14:06

            LOL no need to apologise. XD

          • BakedBagel

            May 10, 2016 at 14:10

            Its too late?

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 14:12

          • BakedBagel

            May 10, 2016 at 14:26

            hehehehehe. The song that went through my mind.

            +10 points for hufflepuff

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 14:30

            It’s Ravenclaw I’ll have you know!

    • RustedFaith

      May 10, 2016 at 17:57

      In the first clip he snaps to a guy that spawned through the wall. Between 0:10 and 0:11 in the clip.

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  3. Strawman Jim

    May 10, 2016 at 12:40

    Dear heavens….

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 10, 2016 at 12:40

    So who watches the Overwatchers?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 10, 2016 at 12:41

      The WatcherOverOverWatchers?

      Reply

  5. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 10, 2016 at 12:44

    That Mercy revive video, that is damning evidence

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 10, 2016 at 12:45

      Mercy me. Hacking already?

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 10, 2016 at 12:47

        Using mathmallows

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  6. Ottokie

    May 10, 2016 at 12:46

    A little look into Taimou’s steam profile, looks like a lot of people are accusing him of the same hacks in TF2 from months back.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 10, 2016 at 12:48

      Ban
      Expel
      Set on fire

      Filthy cheaters

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    • BakedBagel

      May 10, 2016 at 13:56

      Is he VAC’d on steam?

      If so, then this is a topkek

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        May 10, 2016 at 15:00

        No VAC ban on his account. Who knows maybe he really has a memory wrist that can pinpoint the same distance 4 times a second.

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      • Zethell

        May 11, 2016 at 12:30

        You don’t get VAC banned for hacking in a blizzard game.

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        • BakedBagel

          May 11, 2016 at 12:56

          Did you read bruh.

          “A little look into Taimou’s steam profile, looks like a lot of people are accusing him of the same hacks in TF2 from months back.”

          TIL TF2 is a bliz game ^_^

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  7. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 10, 2016 at 12:50

    PVP, so much fun

    Reply

  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 10, 2016 at 13:15

    VACBAN! Wait, Blizzban! Which sounds like the name of a wizard. Which makes it awesome.

    Reply

  9. For the Emperor!

    May 10, 2016 at 13:22

  10. Galbedir

    May 10, 2016 at 13:43

    Burn them!

    Reply

  11. Mossel

    May 10, 2016 at 13:50

    So, is anyone actually buying this? I’d like to jam it, but need to know if people will play.

    Reply

    • Kagutsuchi

      May 10, 2016 at 14:02

      A few friends and I are gonna buy it. Hella expensive, but the Beta won me over real hard. Latency has also not really been an issue so far.

      Reply

    • jakdripr

      May 12, 2016 at 06:43

      Games hella fun, Beta ended yesterday and I just can’t play anything else. It’s a very team based game though, so long term enjoyment will rely heavily on whether or not you can assemble a squad to play this with consistently imo.

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  12. th3SiCn3ss

    May 10, 2016 at 14:05

    anyone who’s played Tracer in the beta knows that you don’t just kill another player at full health with one clip…. It might be possible if you don’t miss at all with consistent head shots…
    Also had my fair share of aimbots during the beta…. ughhh…..

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  13. ANB

    May 10, 2016 at 14:43

    mmm my aim is good enough to hit most those shots in the first clip, wasnt that impressive and most defs dont think it was hacking just good reactions. Second dude was a bit dodgy how he followed the players perfectly while they were jumping around and while he was speeding past people .

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    • RustedFaith

      May 10, 2016 at 16:27

      In the first clip he snaps to a guy that spawned through the wall. Between 0:10 and 0:11 in the clip.

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  14. Jason Schad

    May 10, 2016 at 20:50

    Is it really that surprising? The game may not be released, but has been in “beta” since at least November of last year. And during that time there’s been a handful of sanctioned tourney’s as well. It’s a pretty visible game with a ton of folks wanting/receiving access during that time for a AAA beta.

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  15. Tottoto

    May 11, 2016 at 00:56

    Taimou is a Finn not French

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  16. Zethell

    May 11, 2016 at 12:28

    Met a couple of hackers in the open beta.
    I googled around, and found that there are already hacks available for the game on some very popular hack sites.

    The youtube clips show some obvious hacks going on.
    And for gods sake, it’s called aimbot, not aimlock.

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  17. Zach Hale

    May 26, 2016 at 05:46

    Blizz-
    “Our in-game camera system does not always play back footage at the same fidelity as real-time gameplay (this loss in fidelity applies to the killcam, Plays of the Game, Highlights, and—to a lesser extent—the spectator camera as well). This can sometimes result in a player’s aim appearing more snappy or less fluid in playback than it did in-game.

    With the above, there may be bugs with the in-game camera system that affect playback footage. In the Closed Beta, we actually had a bug that caused the killcam and spectator camera angle to suddenly “snap” whenever Zarya cast Particle Barrier or Projected Barrier. While we’re unaware of any issues with the camera system at present, undiscovered bugs are always a possibility to consider.”

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  18. Milky

    July 5, 2016 at 13:07

    I watch these players regularly and have watched many other games that require immense amounts of tracking. To call this hacks would be ignorant and very insecure. It is not among the best plays I have seen either. As for the the flicking to the head during the res could simply be him preparing the flick upon the res… We have see this many times in cs:go as well. There’s a famous clip of Scream doing a similar thing on Dust2 ramp.

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