Daybreak lays down the banhammer
Daybreak president John Smedley has taken to Twitter to announce that approximately 25,000 players have been banned from their zombie survival game H1Z1. He went on to call out a particular cheat group which targets their game, TMCheats, that the company is aware of them and actively looking for them. He spoke more directly to the cheats that request forgiveness from the ban, “If you want us to even consider your apology, a public YouTube apology is necessary. No personal information please. Email me the link and I will tweet it. Please address your apology to fellow players, not us. Although you hurt our business this is about them, not us.” This is an interesting take on addressing an important sticking point in most zombie survival game communities.
Banned Hearthstone player forms Illuminati
Dan ‘Alchemixt’ Walton, a former Hearthstone professional for compLexity Gaming, has decided to manage a Hearthstone team of his own called Illuminati. Illuminati currently consists of Case “Koyuki” Kiyonaga, Matt “Dart” Orgel, David “ProtoHype” Kunze, and Brian “Th3 RaT” Courtade. Walton has further commented that the ban handed down from Blizzard Entertainment was for supposed “win trading” and that when he approaches players and potential sponsors he will be upfront with them. It will be interesting to see what will come from this team in the future.
Forsen clenches first personal tournament win
Sebastian “Forsen” Fors, a former Managrind Hearthstone pro, had his first solo tournament win this past weekend. Fors, the master of Miracle Rogue, has had a number of previous tournament results but until HTC Invitational has never taken the top prize. This win nets him $2,500 after defeating “TidesofTime.” Fors has no current team affiliation and focuses on his personal streaming channel on Twitch.
Bethesda to present at E3
Doom 4, the modern day take on the classic games developed by id Software, will be fully revealed at E3 this year, according to Bethesda. The worldwide gameplay reveal is set to be revealed on June 14th at 7 PM PST. This is Bethesda’s first ever E3 Conference, which the gaming community hopes will also reveal Fallout 4, finally.
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