CS pro Cadian says using cheats when he was 12 years old helped him get better at Counter-Strike

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cadiaN Admits To Using Cheats in CS As a Kid, Says They Helped Him Get Good

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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CS2 pro cadiaN admitted on a recent stream that he installed cheats as a kid.
He said that these cheats for Counter-Strike helped him understand the game and get good.

When it comes to video games, using cheats is usually frowned upon. Cheats basically involves players using different methods to create an advantage over others that's beyond the normal gameplay. This tends to make the game easier for the one that's deploying those cheats.

In a surprising turn of events, Counter-Strike (CS) pro Casper "cadiaN" Møller admitted on a recent stream with another CS content creator that he installed cheats for Counter-Strike as a 12-year-old kid. He even said that they helped him understand and get good at the game.


cadiaN Reveals That He Used Cheats For CS As a Kid

On a livestream with Mark "ohnePixel," cadiaN revealed that as a kid learning the ways of Counter-Strike, he actually used cheats that allowed him to see through the walls. The pro player admitted that using these cheats helped him understand the game.

Talking to ohnePixel, cadiaN said, "I was like 12 or something. I just downloaded it [cheat] and just played... It's a crazy story as well."

cadiaN asked his chat to not follow his footsteps and download the cheats. However he recalled what he did and explained what the cheats did. He added, "These cheats are kind of what made me good at the game. I’m not even capping, because I was kind of clueless… and when I installed these cheats I kind of understood all the timings of when could I meet with the opponent, how long could I run with the knife. If I get this kill, what reaction is the opponent going to do. All these things, bro, because I was full on wall hacking.

The pro player clarified that all this was before he started attending in-person events and LANs and before the start of his pro career.


There were mixed reactions to this admission made by cadiaN. One Twitter user commented, "If a 12 year old is cheating I can't be too too mad lol. It's when a fcking 30 year old uses cheats that im like ok dude you should know better by now."

However, another user said, "Give him the ban he has been over due for. No mercy on a gamer that cheats."


cadiaN is a well-known player in the Counter-Strike (CS) pro landscape. He has been playing professionally for over a decade now. Currently, he is a part of Team Liquid that competes in the North American region. cadiaN is also the in-game leader (IGL) of the squad.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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