CheckpointXP On-Demand – Episode 175 – Cheating During COVID-19

The esports community seems to be experience a rash of cheating during COVID-19, but how come it looks to be coming out of the traditional sports athletes? Friday Night League kicks off the LCS season and their players are making a shocking out of money. We also fan-cast some video game movies and take a look at another edition of the Patient Gamer!

Cheating During COVID-19

This week on Checkpoint XP: (0:00) Cheating During COVID-19 While most esports are still being played online due to COVID-19, we’ve seen a spike in cheating during competition. But how come it seems like it’s mostly traditional sports athletes who are the perpetrators?

This Week On CheckpointXP On-Demand

  • (0:00) Cheating During COVID-19
    • While most esports are still being played online due to COVID-19, we’ve seen a spike in cheating during competition. But how come it seems like it’s mostly traditional sports athletes who are the perpetrators?
  • (12:00)  LCS Average Salaries
    • Would you believe the average salary in the LCS is just shy of half a million dollars? As esports salaries continue to climb, we strike a comparison between them and traditional sports salaries.
  • (24:01) Friday Night League
    • Producer Kali joins us to talk about the upcoming LCS summer split. Riot is making a big change as they introduce Friday Night League.
  • (34:02) Skyrim Grandma
    • The guys talk about a news story in which Skyrim Grandma, a popular Youtuber, announces she’s going to be doing less videos. They also share stories of their grandparents and gaming.
  • (43:51) Video Game Movies Fan-Casted
    • This week, the guy’s are going over some of the people they’d like to see casted in video game movies. Can we create the perfect film?!
  • (55:51) Gaming and Esports News – 
  • (1:07:49) Patient Gamer – Dead Space 1
    • On this week’s edition of the Patient Gamer, Weirdbeard breaks down Dead Space 1, heralded as one of the best sci-fi horror games of all time. We also preview the next month in gaming.
  • (1:17:52) Social Media Check-in
    • We check in with our social media followers to find out what your favorite gaming line of all time is.

Check out last week’s episode here!

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About The Author

Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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