I open this thread to talk you about the weird situation that took place during the ESL PathToPro Final, online tournament played on August 19th with 12k prize pool and 2 E-League spots for the top placers. This tournament wasn't open to everyone, only the 12 players who won one weekly PTP event (or took 2nd place, if the weekly winner was banned from the PTP final due to surpassing the 45 IPS point limit) were allowed to play. Here is the bracket: https://play.eslgaming.com/injustice/europe/ij2-ps4/major/path-to-pro-europe/finals/rankings/ I have many reasons to believe that the player named Bambooka, who took 4th place, let another player play the tournament matches in his place. That player ID is Kingusha. The elements that lead me to this are the following: 1) Kingusha and Bambooka both live in Moscow and know each other, this is confirmed by other russian players. They are not far from each other, so Kingusha could easily play the games from Bambooka house. 2) Bambooka is a Superman - Aquaman player, and this can be verified by checking his Hero Card. Here are some pics of his profile taken on August 19th, that clearly shows who he mained up until that day: He is a Superman-Aquaman main, and further proof of that is the fact that during MFA 2017, offline tournament in Moscow that took place some weeks before the PTP final, he only used them. You can see him playing here : Now, during the Pathtopro finals he used Superman, Black Adam, Harley Quinn, Supergirl at a high level: Supergirl : Harley Quinn : Black Adam : Superman : According to his profile he never used any of the above characters except for Superman. How is that possible? Do I really have to believe that he trains with them using another account and never uses them on Bambooka? Also, all of the characters he showed, except Superman, lacked customization. This isn't proof of anything, but in my opinion is an ulterior element that leads to believe that he never used them. He customized Superman, who is his true main, but never touched the others...also his Adam was lv.1, while Supergirl and Harley lv.3, and Superman lv.20. Isn't that weird? Let's take a look at the profile of his friend Kingusha, very good and known player who attended the 2015 Mortal Kombat Cup in Paris, with a screen taken on August 19th: Up until that day he mained all (and only) the characters that have been used during the final + Aquaman. Is that a coincidence? What is the chance? No reasonable person can believe that. Also, even if I can't prove it, Kingusha was not online on PS4 for all the tournament duration. 3) Bambooka is not a great player. I don't want this to sound as an insult, but he just isn't. His level isn't very high and this is also known by all the russian and EU community. The player who was playing during the pathtopro had a much higher level than his: a level which is compatible with Kingusha, who is very good. Also, every player has his own characteristic style and Kingusha isn't an exception. Me and other players have played hundreds of casuals against him, I know that he was the one playing...Everyone who has played against him can realize that. Of course this can't be proven, but a competitive player knows that, and can feel that. If you see 2 Doctor Fate playing, without their screen name, you can tell who of them is Dragon and who is OmgxBdon. If you see 2 Deadshot, you know who is Foxy and who is Sonic. Each player has his style. Now, since I am one of the players who lost to Bambooka and had his tournament compromised because of him, I sent a detailed ticket to ESL. They investigated for one month, and I thank them very much for that, but despite their effort no decisive proof was found. Afterall, if one player plays an online tournament in the home of another one, finding any kind of 100% proof is probably impossible. Yet my suspect remains, so I decided to share the story with the community and see what you guys think. I personally hope that tournaments as big and important as the PathtoPro finals won't be played online ever again.