back to article Cyberattack gifts esports pros with cheats, forcing Apex Legends to postpone tournament

Esports pros competing in the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Pro League tournament were forced to abandon their match today due to a suspected cyberattack. In the early hours of Monday morning, two professional Apex Legends players competing in two separate matches were forcibly given cheats on their accounts – events that …

  1. JessicaRabbit

    No mention of whether the victims of these hacks were unbanned. You would hope they were but I also wouldn't be surprised if they weren't.

    1. hamrag

      Imperial Hal was streaming Apex last night on a new account, stating his main account was still banned. The game admins transferred some of his info over to the new/temp account.

  2. Ashentaine

    >The messages didn't specify the component of the game that was allegedly exploited. The community has been debating whether it could be in the Apex Legends game client itself or in the game's built-in anti-cheat mechanism (Easy Anti-Cheat).

    Given that EAC is rubbish and has been compromised multiple times for no reason other than people wanting to prove it could be done, I'd wager that's a good place to start looking.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    professional esports players

    Maybe I'm old, but I find it utterly bizarre that sitting playing computer games can be considered a sport or a profession.

    1. JessicaRabbit

      Re: professional esports players

      It's an old profession in a new guise. They are just enternainers only the act has changed.

    2. hamrag

      Re: professional esports players

      It's as much of a 'sport' as darts or snooker I suppose. As for a profession, if you can contribute to getting eyeballs on a screen, you can get paid for it, simple as that.

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