Halo Pro Disqualified From Halo Winnings After Cheating Accusations Investigation
One of North America's most promising Halo Infinite squads has landed in hot water after a member of their roster has been disqualified from a $10,000 tournament - in which they won - after claims of cheating surfaced.
Two weeks ago, Built By Gamers professional player "Minds" was accused of using wall-hacks as they defeated Kansas City Pioneers in the final of the Magic Mushroom Clubhouse NFT 10K. After clips surfaced showing 'evidence' of the player pre-firing walls where no information was available, MMC launched their own investigation and has now deemed the player disqualified.
MMC Disqualify Halo Pro After Cheating Accusations
In a statement released on their social media, the Tournament Organisers said, "We have made the decision to disqualify the player "minds" from our tournament moving forward."
"Until we receive an official statement from 343 Industries debunking the claims, 'Minds' will remain ineligible for future Magic Mushroom Clubhouse Tournaments."
Despite the ban, MMC has made no statement whether the pro will receive his winnings from the event, which is thought to be around $2,000.
Minds Reportedly Banned From Master Chief Collection, Hi-Rez Studio Titles, and CS:GO
With many eyes and ears on the ground, honing in their inner Sherlock Holmes, it now appears that the player in question also received a permanent ban on Halo: Master Chief Collection, alongside other notable titles from the developer Hi-Rez Studios.
The developers will likely continue investigating the claims, with BBG getting consistent top-six finishes in the Halo Champions Tour with Minds on the roster. With the next event looming large, all eyes will be on the team to see if they will stick by their player or look to pull in a replacement.