Warzone streamer and former Call of Duty professional is attempting to clear himself of cheating accusations by becoming a full-on broadcast engineer and streaming from five cameras at once! The streamers Thursday night broadcast featured a camera on his face, hands, PC, monitors, and a wide shot of the whole setup.
While it was an impressive technical display, his full-on studio setup was still not enough to quell the cheating accusations.
MuTeX came under some serious fire earlier on July 7th, after he accidentally showed his desktop on stream, revealing that he had the Cronus software application installed on his desktop PC. The presence of the program led to many viewers accusing MuTeX of cheating.
Cronus is a piece of hardware with an attached program that allows players to activate macros, scripts, and adjust the inputs on their controllers. While there are legitimate uses for a Cronus, the program's ability to adjust player inputs can be abused to give players advantages like rapid-fire buttons or even improved recoil control and aim-assist.
The streamer immediately denied the cheating accusations in a series of videos he released to Twitter on Wednesday.
"I used to use Cronus back in the day when I used to compete in COD: World War ll," MuTeX explained. "The competitive COD platform from way back in the day when we used to compete on LAN, some professional players would bring their own Cronus, since most Cronus's that were given at those venues had a lot of issues, they had delays and stuff like that. So a lot of pros competing would by their own Cronus, and practice with it at home."
He went on to explain that he had his own Cronus back then and would use it at LAN events. He claimed that the program was left over from those days when he was competing, but that he does not use a Cronus while he plays games today.
"If you are suspicious of me cheating, I am living in your head rent-free." the player concluded.
He also took a moment on stream to show himself uninstalling the program
While that response satisfied some, many continued to accuse the former pro of cheating. Bad Boy Beaman released a video on Thursday, doubling down on the cheating accusations against MuTeX.
In his video, Beaman points out, among other things, that the Cronus program, according to MuTeX's video clip where he deleted the program, was installed in March of 2021. This casts doubt on MuTeX's claim that the program was simply left-over from a competition that took place years ago.
With backlash continuing to roll in, on Thursday evening MuTeX decided to go full broadcast engineer and stream himself playing the game from five different angles, hoping it would put a damper on the controversy. Unfortunately for MuTex, it still wasn't enough to prove his innocence to many viewers.
MuTeX is not the first Twitch streamer accused of using cheats. In May of 2021, Twitch Rivals banned Warzone streamer AAmerica who won $10,000 at a Twitch event. Earlier in the year, Multiple warzone streamers were caught cheating during a different $250,000 Twitch Rivals tournament.
With so many streamers cheating, it shows that the Warzone cheating issue isn't isolated to a few bad actors. The problem goes straight to the top, with many of the "best players in the world" apparently cheating their way to success. In such an environment, it's hard to blame folks for not believing MuTeX when he claims he never cheated.
Aaron is an esports reporter with a background in media, technology, and communication education.