Blizzard Slams the Banhammer Down on 5000 StarCraft II Players

By Chad Awkerman

October 1, 2010

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.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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