UPDATED: DreamHack drama: Fnatic use a questionable boost to defeat LDLC

Dreamhack Winter drama

Controversy and drama has once again struck the esoteric world of eSports, with Fnatic ruffling more than its fair share of feathers at the DreamHack Winter quarter finals. Suffering a nine-round deficit, the Swedish team wasn’t looking so hot, until they pulled a rabbit out of their hat. 

They used a boost - where players jump on another player’s head to reach a high up spot - to reach a mostly unknown map position in Overpass that gave them a huge advantage over the opposing team LDLC. They used the vast amount of extra knowledge the position gave them to take victory from LDLC. There’s just one problem, though: it might be illegal.

Update: Fnatic have officially given a forfeit for the match agaisnt LDLC, who will play against Na'Vi later today in the semi final.

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Here is the first time the boost was used.

And here’s Fnatic using it against the opposition.

The huge comeback has been somewhat marred by the fact that the tactic might not be legal. Boosting is an accepted tactic, but the issue in Overpass was that the position it allowed Fnatic to reach gave them a view of most of the map, giving them all the information they needed to win the match. Critics of the move on Reddit and elsewhere are crying foul, saying it gave them an unfair advantage. 

At the moment, it’s not clear if the tactic is an illegal exploit, and DreamHack officials are investigating it. A ruling on the boost will be made after the Na’Vi vs Dignitas game.

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2 Years ago

It is against the rules of dreamhack. You're not allowed to be on "invisible pixels," and you're not allowed to boost into places that turn textures transparent. Fnatic are scummy cheaters. Some people think Flusha is using aim assist hacks too.

Also this http://youtu.be/HjLHduTNxlQ

Fnatic are horrible human beings

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Shriven(1 day 14 hours played)
2 Years ago

I know that video is only showing one side of things but, fuck me thats scummy.

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Gnug315 Avatar
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2 Years ago

Haha fantastic video. Unbridled Angry Young Man Syndrome.

Such a thing can help you focus, but ultimately inevitably destroys you as a human being.

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subedii Avatar
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2 Years ago

It's a low thing to do certainly.

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Personal instinct at first was to blame the map makers for not anticipating this, but that would be wrong too. Let's be honest, competitive maps can be tested for 1000's of hours and nobody would find or anticipate something like this until it happens.

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Of course, the onus now would be on them to fix it. As for Fnatic, if they broke the rules, they broke the rules. They shouldn't be allowed the victory.

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If they didn't break the rules, then that's something that needs looking at as well.

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Empyre(12 days 11 hours played)
2 Years ago

LDLC must have been raging! That spot completely ruins the whole map, I don't know if the rules of the tournament covers such an exploit but that boost was way too unfair.

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2 Years ago

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Fat Pickle Smith(12 hours played)
2 Years ago

Was that a bitchy move? Yes. Should it be punished? Not in my opinion. From what organizer said this rule (pixelwalking=no no) was live during DH2013 but not now. People are crying because they were beting skins/money also fnatic has bad fame since everyone is accusing flusha of cheating(cheating is not hot topic). It's bad map desing so blame the creators not players. If they seriously want to play Overpass again they should do that from 0-0 not 12-3.

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Shriven(1 day 14 hours played)
2 Years ago

Their sponsors inbox were battered. They must have caved and put pressure on them.

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CS GO is cool Avatar
2 Years ago

Why people almost always rage when someone finds something new? "Please be gray mass with us. Join us. Agree everything with us and follow us blindly. Please don't break our rules, what you don't understand anyway, or you will be assimilated. Please don't think with your small brains, we do the thinking".

I hate people who blindly agree with everything. Law, rules etc. Be what you are, and don't care what others say! Don't judge people.

For my eye, that looked completely legal move. It is good someone actually thinks with his own brain.

http://youtu.be/HjLHduTNxlQ is very cool video because they actually say everything what they really think about their enemies. Very brave people! I like people who say things directly to face. Get all feelings out! Handshakes spread germs. And reminder: Don't care what other people say or think after that.

Those are just 1st world "problems". No one really cares. There is much more important things to do in this world.

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2 Years ago

We need to all stop playing videogames and go become cancer researchers, before these 1st world problems destroy us all! And also because I just caught cancer from your post

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