About Us

Cheat Happens was launched on January 1, 2001 as a website offering the latest cheats, hints and files for PC and consoles. After 20 years, Cheat Happens is now one of the most popular cheat websites on the Internet, hosting over 5 MILLION page views each month. We have over 3 MILLION registered users which download over 50,000 files per day. Our dedicated trainer team currently produces over 3,000 exclusive PC trainers per year. More information on our team can be found below.

Peter Ekström  SWEDEN
Lead Web Programmer, Lead Web Designer

After starting a small hobby cheat website back in 1997, he was then offered a spot as editor at The Adrenaline Vault and asked to incorporate his website into the existing cheats and hints section. After 4 years at AVault, CHEAT HAPPENS was developed from the ground floor and launched together with co-editor, Chris O'Rorke.

Chris O'Rorke  U.S.A.
Business Operations Manager, Assistant Web Designer
Content Editor: PC Cheats & Hints; Game Wallpapers

Starting out with a small website known as GAME NOT OVER in 1997, Chris was also asked to join The Adrenaline Vault. GAME NOT OVER became the cheats and hints section of AVault and quickly grew to one of the largest cheat databases on the Internet, with the help of co-editor Peter Ekstrom. In December 2001, Chris and Peter joined forces to launch CHEAT HAPPENS.com and further their vision of bringing cheats to the masses.

H. Michael Yurgalavage  U.S.A.
Lead Trainer Programmer

Mike started out writing tutorials so that others could learn how to make their own trainers and game hacks. He then went on to release several trainers for popular PC titles. His hard work and consistent eye for detail quickly caught the attention of Cheat Happens. In early 2007, Mike joined the team and has since been creating quality, custom-made trainers for the majority of PC game releases. Mike constantly strives to bring new features to his trainers, recently including the ability to customize hotkeys while also implementing a new tracking scheme to protect the trainers from being misused.

Markus Schulz  GERMANY
Lead Editor Programmer, Assistant Trainer Programmer

Markus started with reverse engineering in 2005-2006. He moved on to game trainers at the end of 2006 which were never released to public as they were for learning purposes only. He switched to creating editors in 2009-2010 after noticing that people really like having as many options as possible in their game cheats. Markus released custom made trainers and editors for several months via CheatScapes.com and was asked to join the Cheat Happens team in October of 2012. Complementing the trainers already being produced by the CH team, Premium members now have more options than ever before with the addition of custom made game editors by Markus, aka 0x90.

Davood Reyazi  GERMANY
Assistant Trainer Programmer

Davood started reversing games back in 2005 and then after advancing to a higher level he joined gamehacking group eXalia in 2007 and his first trainer was for Devil May Cry 3. In 2009 when eXtalia’s curtains closed, he joined RADiANCE which was formed by former eXtalia members. It didn’t last long and when RADiANCE shut down he joined DEViATED and remained as a part of the team until late 2011. Since then he's reversed games for fun and finally in November 2020 he joined our trainer programming team here at Cheat Happens.

Wesley Visser  NETHERLANDS
Lead Help Desk / Support Engineer, Discord Moderator

Wesley has been a gamer from the day he was born, having a huge passion for gaming he found Cheat Happens in 2013. While mostly lurking in the shadows of the website and working his day to day job in security. In 2018 he started helping around the message boards and was quickly asked to become a Moderator. He enjoyed doing this and in 2019 he was hired to become a full time member of the Cheat Happens Team as Site-Support.

Michelle Lawson  CANADA
Lead Forum Moderator

Michelle joined Cheat Happens on June 11, 2010 but was around on our now closed sister site CheatScapes before that. Michelle was always helpful on our message boards, helping people with problems whenever she could, even before becoming a moderator. In the real world, she worked mostly support and customer service for one of the big five U.S. ISP's until she got sick and went on disability, so now she just takes care of her grandmother who has Alzheimer's and on occasion plays a game or two when time allows. Michelle was promoted to Lead Moderator here at Cheat Happens in February of 2021 after displaying exemplary skills in helping customers with all kinds of issues and problems.

Eli Shalala  ISRAEL
Lead Video Producer

Eli joined our premium ranks in 2011 but he's been around the site long before, as he contributed to CH as a member of the CH Promo Club and then as the President of that club. In 2014, Eli was hired to be the official video editor for Cheat Happens, since then he has made hundreds of videos of trainer demonstrations and tutorials. Simultaneously he promotes Cheat Happens in many ways including through his private YouTube channel.