Forsaken - a CS:GO player in OpTic India

Forsaken and his team OpTic India was playing in a deciding BO3 elimination game against Revolution at the eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals - a LAN event with a prize pool of $100,000 in Shanghai.

During the elimination match between Optic India and Revolution in the $100,000 tournament when the match was unexpectedly paused. The situation was later revealed by Extremesland Officials that player of Optic India, Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat, was caught using cheat on his PC resulting in his team's dismissal from the $100,000 tournament.

OpTic India recently wins the ESL India Premiership

His team Optic India lost 16-6 against Frostfire in their first match and they had to match up against Revolution in a Bo3 elimination match.

Optic India managed to win at a pretty convincing result on the first map, 16 - 7 on Inferno. The paused happened when the two teams were half-way through the match.

After discovering the cheating incident, admin team of the eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals announced that Forsaken was caught using cheats and his team will be dismissed from the tournament and his opponent Revolution was handed a win and proceeded to the group C decider match.

OpTic India then had an action of their own against the incident as they announced that they had terminated their contract with forsaken and released the current roster as well to "pursue new opportunities with other competitive options".

The situation was later explained by the Representatives of CSGO2ASIA, who was there when the cheating incident happened. They explain that a suspicious activity triggered the tournament’s anti-cheat platform, leading to admins inspecting forsaken's PC. The admin then spotted a suspicious program which forsaken managed to quickly delete. They tried to recover but failed to get the program run again. However, the anti-cheat trigger alongside the visual observation was enough to send forsaken and his team home.

This incident got a lot of attention from many people including casters and pro players as many have tweeted about it:

Bntet - Tyloo's player and Jinx's sharing their thoughts

NBK - famous French player

Crazyguy - a player in Revolution team saying Forsaken just took his team's opportunity away