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Warzone Pro Player Nearly Kicked From $110K Vanguard Tourney Due to Photoshopped Clip

Flxnked was accused of cheating in the middle of the $110,000 Black Friday Search & Save tournament Friday after someone submitted a fake clip.
Flxnked was accused of cheating in the middle of the $110,000 Black Friday Search & Save tournament Friday after someone submitted a fake clip. / Image courtesy of Activision

Pro Warzone player Flxnked was reportedly falsely accused of cheating in the middle of the Call of Duty: Vanguard $110,000 Black Friday Search & Save tournament Friday night after someone submitted a fake clip to the event's admins.

While seeing pro Warzone players being accused of cheating in-game is nothing new, this whole ordeal appears to have taken things to a different level as it seems there was some history and ill intent between Flxnked and the person trying to get them banned.

In the middle of Vanguard's largest tournament to date, a person on Twitter posted a clip they seemingly also submitted to the 3v3 S&D-only event's admins to try and get Flxnked banned.

As such is the current state of Call of Duty, the regulation of hacking and cheats is so out of control that the event's admins had to review this.

According to Jake Lucky, it was soon confirmed that the clip was fake and that there was no evidence of Flxnked having cheats on their screen during competition.

Flxnked also ended up mentioning on Twitter that perhaps what incited someone to go out of their way and try to get them banned is that they unfollowed them on social media recently.

Ultimately, the situation didn't seem to affect the results as Flxnked and Team Huke placed Top 4 in the tourney after falling 2-3 to the event's eventual champions in Team Kenny.

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