Blizzard Banned Over 5,000 StarCraft II Players

A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard warned that it would be cracking down on StarCraft II cheaters. In a blog post the company stated that anyone caught cheating would be "permanently unable to log into his or her battle.net account." Blizzard has made good on its threat and yesterday the StarCraft II maker confirmed that it had banned or suspended the accounts of thousands of cheaters.

"We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and take action as needed."

Thanks, Blizzard!

Source: Blizzard

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  • cpatel1987
    Good. Its one thing to cheat single player, but your one pathetic soul if you feel the need to cheat in multi player.
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  • d1rtyju1c3
    I hate cheaters! What is the point? All it does is aggravate the real players, then nobody will want to play the game, and all you did was ruin a great game. I hate cheaters and thank god Blizzard stepped up and took action. Hopefully other game developers will follow.
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  • teodoreh
    How on earth someone can cheat on multiplayer SC2, and most importantly, why? Do they feel the urge to win other players by any mean? Anyway, good job Blizzard, send home those idiots who cheat...
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  • xerroz
    good thing i wasnt one of them. bring it on blizz
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  • mrmike_49
    Listen for the screams of outrage starting up
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  • Anonymous
    In other news, Blizzard has sold over 5,000 copies of Starcraft II!
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