Didn’t your mother ever teach you that cheaters never prosper? Well, if that lesson didn’t stick, maybe this one will. Today Blizzard announced that is has banned approximately 5000 players from Battle.Net for cheating in StarCraft II multi-player matches. They have dropped warnings before, and now it’s time to collect on that threat. I can’t believe that there are only roughly 5000 cheaters, either, but perhaps they have taken the most severe cases and started there, as a warning to anyone else who might be dabbling in it on a smaller scale.
Most undoubtedly players will continue to attempt to find ways to get ahead, but Blizzard seems on top of things, and this is a great thing.