I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this yet. He's locked up the invitational and is the highest ranked player in the world. All because of:
5 cards with brainstorm? Must be nice. Earlier the commentators caught him using brainstorm as an ancestral recall as well.
Also he double explores in this video:
There's alot of noise being made on the scg life feed now. Thoughts?
I'm going to refrain from commenting myself, but my frame of mind is: cheats don't belong in any competitive hobby. The only question now is how long should the ban hammer be?
I believe his name is actually Bertoncheaty.
Drew Levin's been making a huge stink about him recently. I actually saw a thread started on here with Drew Levin's email to Sheldon M. about it, but it looks like the thread got deleted?
Lots of stories about him drawing extra cards (like opponent Duresses him on T1 and catches him with 8 cards in hand) and preboarding.
I think there's a famous one where he was in a feature match and got someone with a preboarded Sower, then the T16 decklists came out and he had the Sowers in the board?
I also saw another video of him where he had a Kira out, opponent Jace bounces it, then Cursed Scrolls it and Bertoncini returns Kira to his hand.
There was a thread earlier this week after Drew Levin called him out on twitter or something for his multiple instances where he has been known to cheat
...pre-boarded sower against a reanimator with plat angel
...drawing extra cards
...3/1 mainboard/sideboard timely reinforcements against burn where his list was supposedly 2/2
...submerging forestless opps
The thread was deleted for unknown reasons
I can understand deleting a thread when there's slandering without proof. But when videos and screen caps of obvious cheating appears, something definitely has to be done. This evidence seems pretty conclusive IMO.
Opponent: no he's good
Drew: you sure?
There's also this. Check out between 35:00-36:00. His opponent has Jace+Cursed Scroll. Alex plays a Kira, opp. bounces and shoots it. Alex stacks up his graveyard and plays a second Kira. This time when it gets bounced+shot, he just picks it up. Nobody notices because there's still a Kira on top of his graveyard.
There does seem to be an overwhelming amount of evidence being put forth suggesting that he is cheating (intent) vs. playing sloppy and not maintaining gamestates.
The photo of him on StarCity right now is pretty sickening. It seems clear that he is a serial cheater and this is well documented. He should be stripped of all winnings and banned by the DCI.
I see more than others do because I know where to look.
The video's of Alex are multitudes worse than anything Saitou ever did.
That's sad that he needs to cheat to win. Ban his ass.
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Well, he's laughing all the way to the bank, probably listening to his Nickelback CD on the drive over:
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It's crazy how he knew everyone was going to be watching him this weekend......and then he still goes for a five card brainstorm on camera.
I don't actually care though.
that explore vid is pretty clear cheats...it'll be interesting to see how the DCI handles this, and even more interesting to see how scg handles proof that their star is a cheat.
"Dredge isn't a deck, it's public masturbation with graveyard triggers."
That was absolutely disgusting. I thought he was going to get DQ'ed right there.
I think Explore just got an errata.
"You may play an additional land this turn. If your opponent doesn't notice, you may play two additional lands this turn.
Draw a card."
I think the real question is, how long will the suspension be. I mean, the guy that peeked at his opponent's draft picks got what, a year? With all these infractions, he probably won't be playing magic for a while.
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