Reaching the top of any game takes time, dedication and innate skill, it's the reason we celebrate those that do and it's also the reason we detest those that take the easy route to the top by using cheats.
It's not just the literal matches they are in that cheaters ruin but their actions have far-reaching consequences; skewing leaderboards, taking attention away from those more worthy, and destroying player's trust in a game's potential to provide fair competition.
In fact, the only good thing to come from cheaters cheating is when they get caught, even more, enjoyable when it's caught live on the very same player's Twitch stream, which is exactly what happened with Valorant player Solista.
On the surface, the Las Vegas native had an impressive Valorant C.V. Boasting a Radiant rank and the no.65 player in North America, one of the most competitive regions in the game, he had few equals. Though it turns out now that he got there by cheating.
The moment he was banned came during a match and his reaction as he was greeted with the red account banned message says it all.
Letting out the least convincing, "What really dude...?" You can't help but think he knew his time was coming at one point.
And it appears that Valorant's infamous Vanguard system wasn't the one responsible for catching the cheater, as the Anti-Cheat Police Department, who work closely with Riot Games and other developers, tweeted the clip and requested players continue reporting cheaters in the group's discord channel.
Subsequent clips emerged showing Solista snapping on targets heads and also shooting without pressing the mouse button.
Strangely enough, he appears to be relishing the attention, in a Twitter account linked to his Twitch he has been retweeting those praising his ban and also has a bio that claims he uses his space bar to shoot.
He has neither confirmed nor denied that he uses cheats.