PUBG Team Disqualified, Loses $15,000 For Using See-Through Wall Glitch

OpTic Gaming has been stripped of its second-place finish in a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tournament after officials ruled that one of its players, Ian "Bahawaka" Crowe, abused a glitch allowing him to see through walls.

During game eight at the PUBG Invitational at IEM Katowice, Crowe moved next to a wall in a very specific way that made it transparent.

Team Liquid player Scoom showed how to do it on Twitter, saying it was "kinda hard to do accidentally" as it requires a series of specific movements, including holstering your weapon.

On Reddit, Crowe stated he was only moving that way due to poor noise quality from his headphones. "I hopped in the corner to get as close as physically possible to their car rotation to track its movement," he wrote. "If you watched the match live or are familiar with the terrain, there's no benefit to having vision of that hill during that scenario."

In a ruling, IEM cited point 5.6 of its rulebook: Intentionally changing your character's angle to look through a texture or object is prohibited. Since many glitches - including this one - are known but still not patched, the rules have to act as a moderator that ensure no one is breaking the intended boundaries of the game.

Without the points they won in game eight, OpTic fell from second overall to fifth - a drop from $US12,000 ($15,394) in prize money to zero.


Comments

    Whoops i didn't see you there....

    But that has to hurt slightly.

    you know I think it's kind of stupid they prohibit use of glitches. all that tells me is that the developers were unable to complete the game and patch it out. it tells me that player creativity in terms of strategy is not what they want to see in tournaments. if a glitch is a problem dominating things, then patch it out. if it can't be done then it just proves the developers were incompetent.

    I understand the fairness ideal and all but, punishing players options and abilities because developers haven't fixed something yet just doesn't sit right with me. rather it should be highlighted as a point for devs to go and actually fix these things.

      Your idea of "creativity" is very strange.
      Also screw ethics! (apparently)

    So what your saying is... say if in a foot race/marathon the people who created the course accidentally didn't cordon off one section of a track which led to a short cut people who walk through that small section to cut their time should be rewarded for "player creativity"?

      Exactly. Why not? It's why things like Nascar and F1 Racing have very specific rules about non-marked zones (ie: Pit Zone). There's a speed limit there that's clearly defined before hand as a rule.

      Simply put, there's a reason PUBG is starting to fall off. The game is a buggy mess and the developers have no idea what to do.

        You mean very specific rules like this one...

        'In a ruling, IEM cited point 5.6 of its rulebook: Intentionally changing your character's angle to look through a texture or object is prohibited. Since many glitches - including this one - are known but still not patched, the rules have to act as a moderator that ensure no one is breaking the intended boundaries of the game.'

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