World’s best hero guitar player unmasked as a giant con man
Over the past few years, a Guitar Hero the player known as Schmooey is widely believed to be the best in the world, having made many achievements and demonstrating feats that other players thought impossible. A discovery made last yearHowever, there is a very good reason for that.
In a detailed 27-minute report, Karl Jobst explains in the video below how Schmooey, whose exploits have long attracted group suspected, was dropped in January 2022 when some glaring problems were discovered in his uploads which opened up storms and ended up being all records and achievements His was released.
Schmooey, who captured the attention of the community as a teenager, was for many years considered the best in the world because he not only deleted songs that others had great difficulty with, he even made them at a faster pace. He’s so good, in fact, that he’s raked in several thousand dollars over the years and claims bounties the community has set for removing uplifting songs.
Sure, some of his videos have questionable moments – a late video here, some dark footage there – but for the most part these queries are not conclusive evidence that he cheated. cheats and so nothing happens to them.
Until December 2021, when Schmooey uploaded a piece of the song 9 samples of eternal pain. Although impressive at first, due to the complexity and speed of the later parts of the song, fellow professional players who followed the same track quickly noticed some inconsistencies with the track.
First, there are segments where Schmooey’s hand doesn’t hit the notes on the guitar playing on the screen, which indicates that the video of his guitar doesn’t match the song being played on the game overlay. play. Then there was a weird moment at the end of the video, when the Windows Media Player overlay appeared, prompting other players to accuse him of faking the video using pre-recorded video during a live stream.
Several top players and members of the community have confronted Schmooey about this, and after initially trying to defend himself, he finally confessed last month. that some of his videos have been faked, although the rest are real.
However, the other players weren’t convinced and now that they know what to look for, they’ve reviewed all of Schmooey’s uploads and found that almost all of which — about 100 clips — have been faked using a variety of techniques, from “splicing” the footage to playing the game at a slower speed and then speeding up the video.
Having been exposed, Schmooey posted an apology video on January 15, after which he deleted all uploaded videos, locked his social accounts, and disappeared from the community. He has also returned all the bonuses he has received over the years.
The wild thing here is that Schmooey is a really good guy Guitar Hero player! This is not a case of some kid sitting alone in a room to climax via video alone. Schmooey has been an active member of the community, and has even attended live events and played alongside fellow players like CarneyJared (who we introduced last year).
If you have 27 minutes you should definitely watch the full video. Like the Trackmania revealed from last yearit is the details of the fraud and the work involved in its eventual discovery that are even more interesting than the broader strokes of the story.
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