The tournament organiser is looking into all players who attended the fall finale of the ESL India Premiership, it has announced.
The investigation comes after last week's cheating scandal at the eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals, where the now former OpTic India player Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat was caught on stage using a cheating software, resulting in his team's dismissal from the tournament.
In a Facebook post, ESL India have announced that the company has found the same software used by forsaken on the hard drive the 23-year-old was using at the ESL India Premiership Fall Finale, which ran on September 13-14.
The company says it has 'shared this evidence with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).' and that the organisations Commissioner is 'conducting an independent inquiry' at this time.
CORRECTION: This article's headline originally read '20 players under investigation for cheating by ESL India'. It has been changed to more accurately reflect the findings of the tournament organiser.
Based on the proof from Zowie eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals, we at ESL India are investigating all the 20 players in the #ESLIndiaPremiership Finale for any potential cheats on their drives. (1/3)— ESL India (@ESL_India) October 22, 2018