Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft $10,000 tournament winner accused of cheating

Above: An infamous moment of cheating in a Hearthstone tournament.

Image Credit: Reddit

The winner of a $10,000 Hearthstone tournament faces accusations of cheating, but the tournament organizers decided not to take action.

It all happened yesterday, when Radu “RDU” Dima beat Jason “Amaz” Chan in the final round of the DreamHack tournament in Jönköping, Sweden. However, Reddit users posted pictures that revealed that Radu allegedly had in-game friends sending him messages that revealed his opponent’s hand, as Kotaku originally reported. In a skill-based card battler like Hearthstone, knowing your opponent’s potential moves is a huge advantage.

DreamHack’s organizers say that the information Radu received, whether wanted or not, would not have affected the match. They’re permitting the victory to stand.

Radu defended himself on Reddit, claiming that he never asked his friends for this information and that they offered it without his permission. In fact, he claimed the person who told him about Amaz’s hand was just some random person who sent him a friend request.

Amaz, for his part, made a statement in a YouTube video [below], saying that he doesn’t believe that Radu cheated and asked his fans to leave him alone.


More information:

Powered by VBProfiles

Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation. Fill out our 5-minute survey, and we'll share the data with you.
Steven Kilpatrick
Steven Kilpatrick

The buried lead here is that Rdu was upset by the impropriety and his opponent agrees that he wasn't cheating.

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat