In memoriam

Esports has had its fair share of memorable moments, some of which have gone down in history as controversial or scandalous. One such moment was the Echo Slam at The International 2015, where Universe from Evil Geniuses used the move to defeat CDEC and win the championship. Another scandalous moment was when Cory “Semphis” Friesen from Cloud9 admitted that he and his team were on Adderall during ESL One Katowice 2015, sparking a debate about doping in esports. The Solo 322 incident involving Alexey “Solo” Berezin and his alleged betting on his team’s loss also caused a stir. Finally, the use of an aimbot program by Nikhil “Forsaken” Kumawat during a match at the eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018 tournament led to his team’s contract being terminated and a lifetime ban from the esports community. These infamous moments continue to be talked about by fans and players alike, serving as a reminder of the highs and lows that come with competitive gaming.