We know there have been unsavoury allegations of cheating on PESPRO and some of these have been proven by the admins. But I have never seen the finger of accusation point towards PES-Z.
In April 2021, @haLLer posted in Club Press, “After 6 years of 11x11 – PESZ is the CHAMP”. PES-Z had been playing together for six years by this point in a smaller community, but this was their first championship. So what changed?
At the time I didn’t know, I thought it was just the end of a run of bad luck or there was some combination of tactics and personnel which allowed them to win the title. But when I joined the team, there were mentions on the Discord about a “Secret Power” and every time I asked about it, I was told it was nothing, they laughed it off. Obviously my first thought was cheats, editors or trainers. Deep down we all know the truth, in those ten seconds after the final whistle of any game we have ever lost; we all know the opponent cheated. There is no other explanation, they were better? Ha!
It is an open secret that cheating is widespread on PESPRO, with all the fame and wealth that comes along with winning a championship, there is no question that people take it far too seriously. So like the honourable and truthful Lance Armstrong, I wanted to come back one last time and compete clean. Without the IV’s filled with Red Bull to stay awake during a full night of games, the Adderall we take to stay focused during the long pauses and the stimulants we need to increase our alertness and reaction speed. I believed PES-Z was clean. Note for Admins: @ufo_from_belarus always mentions his “tea” before games, I know for a fact the admins have never requested a sample of this “tea” for analysis, if they did I believe they would discover it contains Deer Antler Spray, how else does Oleg have the energy to play 11x11 every night???
But unfortunately it was worse in PES-Z. Before I say anymore I don’t believe any PESPRO rules have been broken, I checked the rules and there seems no mention of this behaviour. But I do believe it is unfair if one team is gaining an advantage over all the others. So the Admins should decide whether they wish to monitor this behaviour in the future - perhaps through the livestreaming of games – if/when 11x11 returns.
There was a critical game about 9 months ago, between PESZ vs TCA. HaLLer has posted the video on YouTube (Note: no facecam for this video).
We had a terrible season and this was the last round. We needed 4 points from these two games, to stay in division one. TCA were our direct rival in the battle against relegation so this meant everything to us. As you can imagine there was a lot of stress and tension that season and a lot of disappointment. This was the pivotal game and I had been on the team for quite some time by this point, so some trust had developed. That was when Shawn told me the secret.
The TLDR: PES-Z is playing in the nude.
Germany has a very different culture to Britain. I did not realise how much until I saw a British celebrity baker on TV and he visited a German nudist colony near Wolfsburg. Apparently everyone does it over there. It is normal, it is every day, all weather, all seasons. It is called “Freikörperkultur” or Free Body Culture.
I have decided to post this because PES-Z -similar to the Ancient Greeks- have come to believe that this ritual gives them a competitive advantage. Unburdened by clothes, they feel more relaxed; they are more comfortable and more connected. It also builds team chemistry as @Shawn said, “Once you’ve played PES with someone naked, you can’t call them a stranger anymore”. Thus, I think it is fair that all the other teams are aware of this and if they choose, they can replicate this strategy themselves. I know PES-Z wants to hold onto their advantage at any cost, but in the end we all want a fair competition and a level playing field.
That’s it, I posted it now, and I am free. Because the forum goes down on September 23rd, I hope that will keep me safe from any revenge by PES-Z. As we all know, the fame and wealth you get from winning the PESPRO League makes people do crazy things.
I know some people will not believe me. PES-Z will deny this; they will say I am lying. But how can they defend themselves? Most members of PES-Z do not stream or record games and the vast majority do not use facecams. Which leads me to HaLLer, we have all seen his games on Twitch or YouTube, he is usually there on the screen vaping and sighing after another misplaced manual pass. These videos are a clear rebuke to my allegations, here is a screenshot from one of his videos, and note that clothes are visible.
However I contest this is only because both Twitch and YouTube’s Terms of Service prohibit nudity and as the camera was never altered from its stationary position, I believe this does not clear the team. As HaLLer was simply forced to wear some clothes (the portion visible on camera) to avoid a ban. It probably looked something like this,
Artist’s Approximation (NSFW):
A common tip to people who are afraid of public speaking is “to imagine your audience is naked”. The idea is if the audience is naked they will be less intimidating. If you have ever attempted this technique before a game on PESPRO, perhaps to calm your nerves, then in the games vs PES-Z, you were probably right.
Bring on EFootball 11x11, be well.