Lets say you’re playing a video game and you encounter a teammate who is very obviously cheating—we’re talking, impossible headshots, the ability to see through walls, the works. What do you do?

Do you A) report the player? Do you B) leave the match? Or do you C) continue the match as you would normally, because having that person on your team benefits you? I don’t know about you, but in my experience, most people choose option C if it’s someone on their team. It’s just easier that way, at least for them.


That’s why I’m so impressed by this video uploaded by SolEk, which showcases a match where a true Counter-Strike hero stood up for everything that is right and holy:

As SolEK explains, he encountered an enemy cheater in Counter-Strike who was using an aimbot, and who could very obviously see through walls. The results were as predictable as they were depressing: the cheating player was ruining the fun.

But then! Something amazing happens around the three minute mark in the video.

“Soulm8 this is for you, brother,” SolEK says. “If you see this...I love you, bro. We went through hell together. Of course, you were on the enemy team. But you believed in justice. You believed in love. This is for you, brother. I honor you.”


And so begins a pretty inspiring segment where we see a player named Soulm8 actually standing up to his cheating teammate, even though it was in his interest to just let the player continue to do his thing.

Soulm8 starts throwing flashbangs to mess his teammate up, as well as getting in the way of the cheater’s scope when he was trying to snipe. Eventually, Soulm8’s team starts trying to kick Soulm8, but they fail. And Soulm8, in his infinite generosity, even starts letting the other team just kill him, as if to say: “Sorry bros. I know this sucks. Have some free kills.”


I salute you, Soulm8. You’re a real stand-up person. I just hope someone took the time to actually report the cheating asshole, too.


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