INDONESIA (January 27) – An Indonesian Valorant player has been embroiled in a major controversy, accused of using a cheat software called Netflix.exe during a Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) qualifier. This incident has drawn parallels to one of the most infamous Esports scandals in history and has raised questions about the integrity of competitive gaming.
The cheat software, which allegedly bypasses Riot Games’ anti-cheat system Vanguard and enables aim assist, was discovered last week during the Valorant Challengers Indonesia Split 1 Open Qualifier. The story gained traction when @VALO2ASIA, a website focusing on the Asian Valorant scene, reported on the incident.
A caster named Bredel shared an Instagram story showing a folder named Fantech Audio, supposedly owned by the accused player, Mica. Among the files was one particularly named Netflix.exe. Further investigations revealed a text file detailing how to run the program, including instructions to deactivate Vanguard and activate aim assist.
The incident has been compared to the 2018 “word.exe” scandal in Counter-Strike, where Optic India player Forsaken was caught using cheating software disguised as a harmless document. This event was a turning point in competitive Counter-Strike, highlighting the challenges of maintaining competitive integrity.