Slowly but surely, a lot of companies and gaming communities are taking the Competitive aspect of them very seriously. Taking a more participative/serious stance against people who cheat in order to gain an unfair advantage against other people. Things such as aimbots, DDoS attacks and other practices are starting to see heavier consequences than before.
As such, one of the biggest examples of an important community that punishes cheaters heavily is that of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Once the game debuted in China, they made clear that cheating wasn’t going to be allowed.
Perfect World, the platform China uses to distribute copies of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Has launched the game just a week ago and it almost immediately caught on a cheat by the name of “CS:GO Daniel”.
The cheat caused around 4.2K accounts to be banned immediately after its detection. The creator of the cheat called “Mr. Pan” has been promptly arrested for this behavior. The creator was arrested by Jiangsu Province police in China earlier this week for distributing and profiting off of an in-game modification.
So, China showed that they weren’t kidding around and made a visit to a CS:GO cheat provider. Not only that, but Mr. Pan has also been found to have broken national laws related to public security administration and criminal law.
Here’s the fallen low-life hero that provided the cheats to thousands of players in china. All hand-cuffed and ready for a new life behind bars.
Now, the charges that are going to be laid against Mr. Pan are a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for facilitating cheating in China. He also is being fined five times the amount of revenue that he earned from selling the cheat to players. However, neither the police force nor Perfect world know how much this person has profited off the cheat.
It’s time to send a message to those cheaters who like to DDoS and block others from having a good time. And this applies to games like CS:GO, Lawbreakers and Overwatch among others. Before now, the punishment was a perma-ban, which is the equivalent of a slap in the wrist. However, punishments are more severe now that everyone is taking competitive games more seriously.