Best Vanguard Player De-Ranked 1300 SR For Playing With Hackers
The Call of Duty: Vanguard ranked leaderboards have landed as a double edge, with many of the high-end professionals loving to see their names fly to the top of the tables, while others have manipulated the system to have a moment in the limelight.
Just as pros such as Doug "Censor" Martin launch surges to become the highest ranked player in Vanguard, other unknown aliases have been outed for using cheats to progress.
Recently, the second-best Vanguard ranked player was banned for cheating as hacks appeared on his live stream, leading him to also call out many other players in the top 250 whilst live on The Flank Podcast hosted by Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto. Now, the highest-ranked player has been hit with a huge punishment, despite being cleared from using hacks.
Cha1n De-Ranked 1300 SR in Vanguard Leaderboards
Going by the alias of "cha1n", the Vanguard ranked leaderboard topper was a solid 1,000 points clear of any other player in the game, despite having no reputation in the Call of Duty community, leading people to assume he was cheating.
Appearing on The Flank too, cha1n was cleared of using hacks from assisting in PC background checks and revealing monitor-cam setups for his streams, laying any doubts to rest. He also insisted on having no knowledge that his random teammate was a hacker. However, the community remained disgruntled at his position on the leaderboard, after teaming with the recently banned "pplexh" for a substantial time.
After drawing the attention of Treyarch Associate Director Matt "MaTtKs" Scronce, cha1n has now lost a whopping 1,300 SR in Vanguard ranked, leaving him fifth in the overall leaderboard.
MaTtKs "agreed" with fans on Reddit calling it unfair that cha1n also reaped the rewards of an accomplice cheating, and after briefly removing him from the rankings, a hefty penalty was accrued to his account.
The 17-year-old has pledged that he wants a career in Call of Duty once he turns 18 (the eligible age to compete in the Call of Duty League and Challengers), where he will face no struggles in teaming with legitimate players.