Leading Twitch streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has been temporarily banned from playing PUBG after playing the game with a hacker and streaming it.
As shown in the above video, Shroud rode around the game in the hacker’s flying car, and completed a kill after being told where an opponent was hiding. In a subsequent Twitch stream, he said: “I was trying to have a good time. Obviously I knew what the f*** I was doing. It wasn’t a great idea. It seemed like a great idea. But it wasn’t a great idea. I’m sorry to those peeps that are really upset with me, with all the, you know, flying around with the cheater and stuff. I got banned for a month.”
At least Shroud was upfront about what he was doing: at roughly 6:19 in the video, he said: “I’m getting banned,” and at around 8:50, the hacker started to say that he sells PUBG cheats, before Shroud hushed him.
Shroud garnered some sympathy on a Reddit discussion about his Twitch stream, with many pointing out that it was the third time he encountered the hacker on that day and, after initially being annoyed by the blatant cheating on show in PUBG, eventually caved in and joined the hacker.
Towards the end of the clip, Shroud explained those very circumstances: “It really goes to show that PUBG, full offense to you guys, don’t give a s*** because that guy should have been banned immediately. He ran into me twice. The first time he ran me over – fine, that was kind of quick, whatever. Second time, he parked his car and I killed him when he was flying his car into the house. At that point, he should already be banned. Third time, I said f*** it, I’m gonna have some fun with him. Let’s see how long this lasts. We’re riding around together, he’s still not banned.”
While Shroud will have to stream games other than PUBG for a month, he has at least highlighted the annoying issue of cheats and hackers gaining access to PUBG. If that’s a subject that concerns you, you might want to keep an eye on PUBG’s forums.