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Russian player banned from Games Done Quick after cheating

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The popular organization of video sprints (speed run) Games Done Quick has confirmed to multiple media outlets that it has banned Russian racer Mekarazium. During the summer event, which ended on July 3, the player admitted to cheating by showing a video montage where the game is executed in record time Metal Gear Rising: Revengeancerather than playing live.

Remember that the Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) event marked the big return to the face-to-face meeting of sprinters and video sprinters, but that some people preferred not to make the trip, including Mekarazium.

The participant admitted to playing a pre-recorded video of game footage, while filming himself simulating that he was playing live. Result: he beat his own time, already a world record, by 25 seconds.

Internet users noticed irregularities in the execution of the Russian player, in particular the virtual absence of keyboard noises during the game Blade Wolf. People have also pointed out a moment where Mekarazium, right-handed, raises his right hand as the character he controls looks around, a maneuver that requires having the mouse in hand. The runner says he used his left hand at this time.

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Sanctions

In a statement, Summer Games organization Done Quick said it had was informed that Mekarazium played a segmented video for its raceand that the player admitted his cheating.

[Mekarazium] contacted our staff with a document detailing that he had been planning this for over a month, demonstrating that this was planned and intentional. »

A quote from Excerpt from the GDQ press release

This is absolutely unacceptable and attempts to undermine the integrity of the video sprint communityreacted the organization.

The Mekarazium race, held on July 1, has been removed from GDQ’s YouTube channel, along with all of the player’s past years races. He is no longer allowed to participate in future Games Done Quick events.

The SGDQ was held from June 26 to July 3 and raised more than 3 million US dollars (3.9 million Canadian dollars) for the organization Médecins sans frontières.

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