EVE Online is under siege. The invasion isn't masterminded by one of EVE's infamous misanthropes or some grand armada worth hundreds of thousands of dollars -- it's an invasion of exploiters, botters and hackers. This time, instead of the players battling in space, CCP Games' Security Team is on the front line.
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In the past 48 hours, Brian "Kephrii" St Pierre has gone from making a smug video about how other Overwatch pros are "rude" and should try being "a better person", to becoming the centre of a truly bonkers scandal in which he admitted to cheating on his wife with multiple female fans. In a statement today, Kephrii said, "Being blunt, I used my position to hit on women online because I was horny and lacked self control & respect for myself and more importantly my wife… I was a horny 23 year old guy & I was willing to say and do anything to make it happen."
Last July, esports organisation ESL lifted the lifetime ban on tournament participation from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players who had been caught cheating or participating in match-fixing schemes. The new sanctions now call for a two-year ban on cheaters and a five-year ban on match fixers, with the potential for longer bans in extreme cases. This week, esports tournament organisation DreamHack joined ESL in implementing the same rule changes and lifting prior lifetime bans.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' battle royale is typically a test of skill, but that is sometimes ruined by players who can see through walls and score headshots across the map. Over 25,000 players have reportedly been banned already, but cheaters don't seem worried.
When news broke that a couple from Ohio suddenly had a legendary Pokemon yesterday, the most common response from other players was that something fishy was going on. Today, Niantic confirmed the shenanigans, and says it has rectified the situation.
Last month, Blizzard promised to ban anybody who cheats in Overwatch, no second chances. It looks like they're following through.
Last week, a new Destiny event called Trials of Osiris went live. It was a big deal: heaps of players participated in the event, in the hopes of winning cool new gear, or to gain access to a special exclusive new social hub. Some people wanted these rewards so badly, however, that they resorted to cheating.